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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, October 07, 2017 1:00 am

In The News

Vegas a winner in franchise debut

DALLAS – James Neal scored twice in the third period Friday night to rally the Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars in the debut of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas.

The expansion team was playing five days after the shooting that killed 58 people in Las Vegas, and the Dallas players honored the desert city by forming a line next to their Vegas counterparts before the national anthem.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 45 of 46 shots to help the Golden Knights become the first expansion to open with a victory since the Ottawa Senators in 1992.

Both of Neal's goals came against Kari Lehtonen after Ben Bishop was injured.

 – Associated Press