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Vegas 5, Chicago 1
When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Chris Rooney
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: 18319

Marc-Andre Fleury had 28 saves and Reilly Smith had a goal and an assist to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

Fleury was making his first start since Nov. 23 after taking a personal leave due to the illness and death of his father. He lost his shutout bid with just 27 seconds to go when Dominik Kubalik scored a power-play goal.

Deryk Engelland, William Karlsson, Max Pacioretty and Ryan Reaves also scored goals for Vegas, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

Corey Crawford finished with 32 saves for Chicago, which fell to 1-6-2 all-time against the Golden Knights.

After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Vegas took control with three goals in the second. Smith got the first on a power play at the 7:27 mark, gathering in a rebound of Nate Schmidt shot on the right side of the net and then tucking it around Crawford for his team-leading 13th goal of the season.

Engelland made it 2-0 less than four minutes later when he took a crossing pass from Alex Tuch in the right circle and fired a wrist shot past Crawford's blocker side for his first goal in 41 games dating back to March 6 against Calgary.

Karlsson then scored his first goal in 11 games with a short-handed goal, slapping in a drop pass from Smith, who had stolen the puck from Alex DeBrincat and then started an odd-man rush.

Pacioretty increased the lead to 4-0 early in the third period when he tapped in a pass from Mark Stone into an open net at the end of a 2-on-1 for his 11th goal of the season. Reaves followed with his third goal of the season, one-timing a Paul Stastny setup from the middle of the right circle.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Chicago   Vegas
Dominik Kubalik 1 Points Reilly Smith 2
Dominik Kubalik 1 Goals Reilly Smith 1
Adam Boqvist 1 Assists Reilly Smith 1
Dominik Kubalik 1 Power Play Goals Reilly Smith 1
N/A Short Handed Goals William Karlsson 1
Corey Crawford .865 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .966
Corey Crawford 32 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 28
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 29 1 1-4 1-2 4 33
Vegas 37 5 1-2 3-4 8 34
Upcoming Games
  • Vegas will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .471 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .368 after a loss.