Golden Knights’ William Karlsson voted second best hair in NHL

Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks

Blackhawks win 4-3 SO

RJ’s Three Stars

3. Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen – It was quantity over quality as he finished with 37 saves and only faced a handful of high risk chances. He then stopped all seven attempts of the shooting.

2. Knights forward Chandler Stephenson – Assisted on all three goals to extend his scoring streak to five games and has 64 points, tying Jonathan Marchessault for the team’s leading scorer.

1. Blackhawks forward Taylor Raddysh – Played in his first career two-goal game and was denied his hat trick midway through the third period by Logan Thompson. He finished with a record eight shots on goal.

key game

Shooting.

With the Knights losing their third straight shootout, Dallas simultaneously reached overtime to clinch a playoff berth, rendering all of that moot.

But that doesn’t excuse the Knights for being shut out for seven rounds and failing to hold up their end of the bargain to maintain their slim playoff hopes.

Mark Stone and Jack Eichel were forced back on wrist flicks before Shea Theodore’s familiar backhand move was stopped by Lankinen. Stephenson missed the net, followed by Marchessault and Max Pacioretty, who each had their shots saved.

Michael Amadio had the last chance, but he couldn’t convert a backhand attempt.

Over the past three games, the Knights have gone 0-for-17 in shootouts.

Key stat

3-3-4 — The Knights’ record in their last 10 games with their season on the line, a disappointing streak that sealed the fate of this underperforming group.

Player Survey

The NHL Players’ Association released its annual player survey and forward William Karlsson was voted with the league’s second-best haircut behind former Buffalo Sabres teammate Cody Eakin.

Las Vegas was voted the best road city to spend a free day, garnering 30.6% of the vote. New York was second with 17%.

The T-Mobile Arena was voted the fourth-best ice in the league, tied with the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with 5.8% of the vote. That’s down from 2019-20, when the home of the Knights garnered 8.7% of the vote and was the best ice surface among rinks in the United States.

end game

In Saint-Louis, 5 p.m. Friday

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