Mark Stone buried the game-winning goal 50 seconds into overtime to power the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round series on Tuesday night at Ball Arena. Vegas leads the series, 3-2.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
Colorado got on the board late in the first period and built on their lead late in the second. Early in the third Alex Tuch scored his first of the series to bring Vegas to within one. Three minutes later, William Karlsson set up Jonathan Marchessault for the game-tying goal as the Golden Knights climbed out of the 2-0 hole to tie the contest. After just 50 seconds of overtime, Stone snapped the game-winner over the shoulder of Philipp Grubauer to give Vegas the 3-2 win.
Mark Stone: Stone’s fifth goal of the playoffs was the game-winner.
Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault’s goal was his fifth in the last three games.
Marc-Andre Fleury: Fleury kept Vegas in the game with 28 saves.
THE SERIES SO FAR
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Golden Knights 1
Game 2: Avalanche 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 5, Avalanche 1
Game 5: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)
STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Stone’s goal was his first career overtime goal in the playoffs.
Game 6 of the series is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. Catch the action on NBCSN, FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.
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