Game Recap - Hockey Wiretap

Golden Knights Defeat Panthers 5-2 In Game 1

Jun 3, 2023 11:19 PM

Well, that's it from Game 1 in Vegas. It was a wild affair that got a little testy with about four minutes left resulting in multiple penalties and game misconducts for Sam Bennett, Matthew Tkachuk, but when all the dust settled the Golden Knights were 5-2 winners. 

Florida nearly made it a 4-3 game with about two minutes left, but Adin Hill stopped Sam Reinhart on a breakaway. 

Then Riley Smith, another former Panther, iced the win with an empty-net goal. 

A few things to remember: Vegas won Game 1 of the 2018 Cup Final against the Capitals and didn't win another game. 

Florida was down 3-1 to Boston in the first round and had gone 11-1 since then. 

But if you're Vegas, you could not have asked for a better start - you showed that Sergei Bobrovsky was human, that you could shut down Matthew Tkachuk, and that Adin Hill is ready for the spotlight.

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Golden Knights Shut Out Stars, Advance To Stanley Cup Final

May 29, 2023 10:54 PM

William Karlsson had two goals and an assist for the Vegas Golden Knights, who advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2018 with a 6-0 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at American Airlines Center on Monday.

The Golden Knights will play the Florida Panthers, who swept the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final. Game 1 will be in Vegas on Saturday.

Adin Hill made 23 saves, and Keegan Kolesar, Michael Amadio, and William Carrier each had a goal and an assist for Vegas, which is the top seed from the West.

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Canada Beats Germany For Record 28th World Title

May 28, 2023 5:33 PM

Samuel Blais scored two goals to rally Canada to a 5-2 victory over Germany in the final of the ice hockey world championship Sunday.

It's a record 28th world title for Canada, and its second in three years. Russia has 27 while Germany has never won the trophy.

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Latvia Defeats U.S. To Earn Bronze Medal At Worlds

May 28, 2023 4:41 PM

Defenseman Kristian Rubins scored his second goal 1:22 into overtime to lead Latvia to a 4-3 victory over the United States and earn a bronze medal at the ice hockey world championship Sunday.

It's the first top-three finish for Latvia at the tournament. Its previous best was a seventh place it managed three times.

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Stars Win Game 5 To Stay Alive In Western Conference Final

May 28, 2023 2:09 AM

A healthy scratch to start the series, Ty Dellandrea scored two pivotal, third-period goals in the Dallas Stars' 4-2 victory on Saturday against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.

The win kept the Stars' season alive for at least two more days. Game 6 is Monday night in Dallas.

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Germany Stuns U.S. In Hockey Worlds, To Face Canada In Final

May 27, 2023 2:52 PM

Germany scored a late equalizer and then upset the United States in overtime Saturday to set up a final against Canada at the ice hockey world championship.

Frederik Tiffels scored with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left in overtime to give Germany a 4-3 win over the Americans in the semifinals. Earlier, teenage forward Adam Fantilli scored the go-ahead goal as Canada edged Latvia 4-2 in the other semi.

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Joe Pavelski Scores In OT, Stars Stay Alive In Series

May 26, 2023 1:18 AM

Joe Pavelski admits that he probably appreciates the big playoff goals more the later he gets in his career. But they all still feel just as good, and his latest kept the season alive for the Dallas Stars.

“Just really living in the moment," Pavelski said. “A tremendous feeling for sure, and glad we could play another game, and go from there and try to extend it.”

The 38-year-old Pavelski scored on a power play at 3:18 of overtime — a one-timer from the middle of the left circle to the far post — and the Stars avoided a sweep in the Western Conference Final with a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.

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U.S. Advances To Semifinals At World Championship

May 25, 2023 1:31 PM

The United States beat the Czech Republic 3-0 to advance to the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Thursday.

The Americans have been cruising through the tournament and earned their eighth straight victory.

"This was a tough game and I'm really proud of our team and how we stuck to our game plan," U.S. head coach David Quinn said. "There's a real selflessness to our team and that's been evident from the outset."

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Panthers Sweep Hurricanes To Reach Stanley Cup Final

May 25, 2023 2:07 AM

Matthew Tkachuk's third game-winning goal of this postseason came with just 4.9 seconds left and delivered the eighth-seeded Florida Panthers to their first Stanley Cup Final in 27 years.

With their 4-3 victory Wednesday night, the Panthers completed a four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference finals -- Florida's first playoff series sweep in franchise history. The Panthers, who scraped into the postseason as a wild card, will now make their second Cup Final appearance, and first since 1996. They await the winner of the Vegas Golden Knights-Dallas Stars series.

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Vegas Beats Stars 4-0 In Game 3 To Take Commanding Series Lead

May 24, 2023 1:43 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights kept their composure and got the best payback after an ugly hit early against their captain.

They have a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Final and are now just one more win away from making it to another Stanley Cup Final.

Ivan Barbashev scored a power-play goal after Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn was ejected because of his hit on Mark Stone less than two minutes into the game. That was the second of three goals the Golden Knights had in the first 7 1/2 minutes, leading to an exit for goalie Jake Oettinger as they won 4-0 in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

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Golden Knights Beat Stars 3-2 In OT, Take 2-0 Series Lead

U.S. Routs France To Stay Perfect At Hockey Worlds

Mathew Tkachuk Scores In OT To Give Panthers Win In Game 2

Golden Knights Score Early In OT To Beat Stars In Game 1

Stars Beat Kraken In Game 7, Advance To West Finals

Golden Knights Eliminate Oilers, Advance To Western Conference Finals

Kraken Beat Stars 6-3 To Force Game 7

Panthers Eliminate Leafs, Advance To Eastern Conference Finals

U.S. Upsets Finland To Open Hockey Worlds

Hurricanes Beat Devils In OT To Advance To Eastern Conference Finals

Leafs Avoid Elimination With 2-1 Win Over Panthers

Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov Injured In Game 3 Loss

Devils Shutout Rangers For First Playoff Series Win In 11 Years

Kranken Eliminate Defending Champion Avs

Panthers Eliminate Bruins 4-3 In Overtime

Winnipeg Coach Rick Bowness Rips Jets

Nathan MacKinnon Calls Kraken My 'Hardest First Round Opponent'

Isles Break 79-Year-Old Playoff Record With Four Goals In 2:18

Golden Knights Win Pacific Title, Clinch Home Ice In West

Craig Anderson Retires After 20-Year NHL Career