Golden Knights shut out Ducks for fifth win in row


ANAHEIM — Robin Lehner made 16 saves for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 4-0 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday.

It was the 16th shutout of Lehner’s NHL career and first since a 3-0 win against the New Jersey Devils on March 3, 2020, in his 300th NHL game.

Chandler Stephenson had a goal and an assist, and Mark Stone had two assists for the Golden Knights (30-11-2), who have won five games in a row.

John Gibson made a season-high 47 saves for the Ducks (14-24-7), who were trying to win three straight games for the first time this season.

The teams will play again here Sunday.

After failing to score despite outshooting Anaheim 15-6 in the first period, including 11-1 in the opening 10:12, Vegas scored three times in the second period, when it had a 23-3 advantage in shots on goal.

William Karlsson made it 1-0 nine seconds into the period. He won the opening face-off, and Reilly Smith drove to the net against rookie defenseman Jamie Drysdale. Gibson made the save against Smith from in close, but Karlsson scored on the rebound.

Stephenson scored with a one-timer off a pass from Stone on the rush to make it 2-0 at 4:27.

Nicolas Roy stole the puck from forward Max Comtois in the Anaheim zone and scored on a wrist shot from the slot to make it 3-0 with 22 seconds left.

Brayden McNabb made it 4-0 at 8:00 of the third period when his shot went in off forward Alexander Volkov.

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