It wasn’t the most entertaining series opener with John Klingberg scoring the game’s only goal just 2:36 into the game. Anton Khudobin made 25 saves for Dallas, who took a 1-0 series lead. Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves in a surprising start over Robin Lehner. Both teams combined to go 0-for-6 on the power play, with Vegas having four opportunities and Dallas two.
Ryan Reaves will return to the Golden Knights’ lineup after the forward served a one-game suspension in Game 1 for an illegal check to the head of Canucks forward Tyler Motte in Game 7 of the second-round series. Reaves brings more physicality to Vegas’ lineup with a third-best 74 hits in the NHL during the playoffs.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Dallas at Vegas, 7 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS)