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Mark Stone With Five Assists In A Comeback Win For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Mark Stone soaked in the moment as he skated around the T-Mobile Arena ice following the Golden Knights’ game Monday.

The captain pumped his stick once. Twice. He threw his gloved hand in the air.

Fans were back in the Knights’ home building for the first time since March 3, 2020, and the team made sure to deliver a classic for the announced crowd of 2,605.

The Knights trailed 4-2 after two periods against the Minnesota Wild but rallied for a dramatic victory. Left wing Alex Tuch tied the game with 42 seconds left in the third period, and left wing Max Pacioretty scored his second goal to lift the team to a 5-4 win in overtime.

At the center of all of it was Stone, who finished with five assists in his second five-point night with the team. His massive performance helped snap Minnesota’s six-game winning streak and kept the Knights in first in the West Division.

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Game highlights are below.

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damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Stone is a smart complete player. Been one of my favorites for a long time now.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 03/02/21 at 06:41 AM ET

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It’s remarkable how easily Stone knocks down pucks and
knocks pucks off guys sticks. He’s not sneaky and doesn’t do it in close as
much as Pav did (no one will ever be quite like Pav!)
But Stone’s stick and reach are major weapons in gaining possession.

Guerin meanwhile has done a pretty good job in shaking up
some of the roster in Minnesota: moving our older veteran leaders;
making better use of the players they do have; making some tweaks to
improve the goaltending. Their D when healthy is very solid and well-slotted.
No superstars but good top four. Zuccarello finally being healthy and Kaprizov
adding a difference maker on offense helps, too. They don’t really have anyoneWho looks like a top-six center but they have good depth there. It’s kind of a weird team, but it’s working. Sort of like Florida. Not a massive overhaul, just some smart additions, a trade here or there, and they look like a different team.

Posted by lefty.30 on 03/02/21 at 08:13 AM ET

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