PHT’s Three Stars: Fleury, Marchessault lead Vegas to Game 3 win
1st Star: Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
With 33 saves, Fleury helped backstop the Golden Knights to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final and now a 2-1 series lead. After a light first period that saw the Jets record only three shots on goal, the final 40 minutes were very busy with Winnipeg firing 33 shots at Fleury and only managing two goals. He also picked up an assist and currently boasts a .945 save percentage this postseason.
[These playoffs belong to Marc-Andre Fleury]
2nd Star: Jonathan Marchessault, Vegas Golden Knights
Marchessault scored the first and last goals of Game 3. His final tally was an empty-netter to seal things with three seconds left. But first, he opened the scoring after only 35 seconds in the first period.
3rd Star: Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
In a losing effort, Scheifele scored twice and in the process set an NHL record for most road goals in a single postseason with 11. He leads all players in these playoffs with 14 goals.
Highlight of the Night: Scheifele could have had a hat trick, but Fleury robbed him twice during this third period sequence:
Factoid of the Night:
Thursday’s schedule: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN (Capitals lead series 2-1)