Tuch sets Golden Knights record in victory against Blackhawks

Tuch sets Golden Knights record in victory against Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Alex Tuch set a Vegas Golden Knights record, extending his point streak to nine games in a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Saturday.

Vegas has won all six games against Chicago since entering the NHL in 2017-18.

Shea Theodore won it 1:19 into overtime, scoring between Collin Delia’s pads. 

Ryan Carpenter and Paul Stastny also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves for the Golden Knights (28-16-4).

Alex DeBrincat scored twice and has at least one goal in four straight games for Chicago (16-22-9). Patrick Kane scored, and Erik Gustafsson had two assists to extend his point streak to eight games. Delia made 29 saves.

Stastny tied the game 3-3 at 15:56 of the third period 2:54 after Pierre-Edouard Bellemare appeared to tie it when he scored on a rebound from a Stastny wraparound attempt, but a video review determined Bellemare kicked the puck in.

DeBrincat gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead at 4:36 of the first period off a backhand mid-air swat that knocked the puck into the net.

Kane appeared to make it 2-0 at 11:44 when he backhanded in a rebound off Fleury’s pad, but it was determined Brandon Saad was offsides on the play following a Vegas challenge.

Kane made it 2-0 at 15:20 with a power-play goal from the right face-off circle with Dylan Strome screening in front. 

Tuch made it 2-1 at 1:34 of the second period, poking in a rebound off a Nate Schmidt shot after Delia was unable to cover it. Tuch has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in the streak.

DeBrincat extended the lead to 3-1 at 7:22 of the second with a power-play goal on a one-timer off a pass from Kane. 

Carpenter made it 3-2 at 19:06, skating into the offensive zone and scoring glove side from the left face-off circle.

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