WEDNESDAY’S STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GAME


Golden Knights 4, Jets 2

LAS VEGAS

Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals — including an empty-netter in the closing seconds — to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final. Vegas took a 2-1 series lead and is now two wins from advancing to the Stanley Cup final. James Neal and Alex Tuch also scored for Vegas, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots. Mark Scheifele scored both of Winnipeg’s goals and has a playoff-leading 14 goals. Connor Hellebuyck had 26 saves for the Jets. Marchessault scored his seventh goal of the playoffs just 35 seconds into the game as he took a pass from Brayden McNabb and went forehand-backhand to slip the puck past Hellebuyck, giving the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead. Scheifele tied it with a double-deflection off his stick and calf that went past Fleury. But 12 seconds later, Neal answered when Hellebuyck misplayed the puck behind his net and Erik Haula dished a perfect pass, giving the Knights a 2-1 lead. Winnipeg hadn’t lost back-to-back games during the playoffs.

Associated Press

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