Golden Knights top Blackhawks in Game 5, win Western First Round series


Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 5 to win their Western Conference First Round series at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Tuesday.

Mark Stone, Alex Martinez and Alex Tuch scored, William Karlsson had two assists, and Robin Lehner made 23 saves for the Golden Knights, the No. 1 seed in the West.

Vegas will play the lowest remaining seed in the Western Conference Second Round.

Tuch scored on a rebound at the left post to give the Golden Knights a 4-3 lead 1:34 into the third period.

Jonathan Toews, Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane scored, and Corey Crawford made 35 saves for the No. 8 seed Blackhawks, who won Game 4 3-1 on Sunday.

Toews scored on a rebound in the slot to give Chicago a 1-0 lead 10:32 into the first period. DeBrincat made it 2-0 on a snap shot from the right post at 18:19.

Pacioretty scored his first point of the postseason in his fourth game on a wrist shot from the bottom of the right face-off circle to make it 2-1 at 19:29.

Stone scored from the slot 57 seconds into the second period to tie it 2-2.

Kane scored on a backhand at 4:02 into the second to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead.

Martinez made it 3-3 on a power-play goal off a slap shot from the right face-off circle at 7:28. It was the first power-play goal of the series for Vegas (1-for-10).

Tuch appeared to score at 15:13 of the third period, but the goal was overturned after it was challenged for goalie interference by Nick Cousins.

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