LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mark Stone became the first Golden Knights player to score two short-handed goals in a game as part of a four-point effort and goalie Adin Hill had 41 saves to help keep red hot Vegas rolling with a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
William Karlsson and Jack Eichel also scored two goals, William Carrier had a goal and Chandler Stephenson and Pavel Dorofeyev each finished with two assists in the meeting between the NHL's two most recent champions.
Karlsson extended his point streak to nine games to tie four other players for the longest streak in team history.
Stone's two goals gave him 200 for his career. It is the third time in Knights history they have scored two short-handed goals in a game.
Hill's sixth career shutout is his first since March 12, 2022 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Vegas (11-0-1) is the only team that has not lost in regulation. The Knights are tied with two other teams for the seventh-longest point streak to open a season.
The Avalanche have been shutout in three consecutive road games and outscored by a combined 15-0.
The Knights' special teams were dominant in the first period, but Vegas couldn't quite take advantage of eight shots on goal on two power plays. Instead, the Knights made the score 1-0 with 3:10 left in the period while short-handed. Brayden McNabb's pass from the left point found Stone on the right side of the net for a tap-in goal.
The Knights broke open the game in the second period, scoring three goals within 3:14 of each other. Eichel scored twice, including on a power play against the NHL's second-best penalty kill. Carrier had the other goal.
Avalanche: Against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday to begin a three-game homestand.
Golden Knights: At the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, the only road game during this six-game stretch.
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Mark Anderson, The Associated Press