Joe Pavelski scores game winner in OT for Dallas as Stars push for Game 5 against Knights

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Joe Pavelski scores crippled victor successful OT for Dallas to guarantee they debar playoff expanse arsenic 3-2 triumph forces Game 5 against Vegas Golden Knights - pinch Stars instrumentality Mike Tyson watching on

  • Dallas was a man up successful overtime aft Brayden McNabb's high-sticking penalty 
  • The Stars avoided being swept successful nan playoffs for nan first clip since 2001 
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By Alastair Talbot For Dailymail.Com and The Associated Press

Published: 04:29 BST, 26 May 2023 | Updated: 05:46 BST, 26 May 2023

Joe Pavelski netted a crippled victor successful overtime to guarantee that nan Stars unrecorded to conflict different day, pinch Dallas now trailing 3-1 successful its playoff bid against nan Vegas Golden Knights successful nan Western Conference Finals. 

Pavelski scored wrong 3:18 into overtime - a one-timer from nan mediate of nan near circle to nan acold station - connected Thursday night. Just seconds anterior to nan 38-year-old's goal, Stars guardant Roope Hintz thought he had wrapped nan crippled up pinch an effort adjacent to goal, only to beryllium denied by Vegas goaltender Adin Hill.

The precocious victor came two-and-a-half minutes aft Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb was penalized for high-sticking against Ty Dellandrea. Dallas scored pinch astir 1:10 of powerfulness play clip near until McNabb's return to nan ice.

With erstwhile heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, wrestling awesome Ric Flair and erstwhile Cowboys backmost Tony Romo successful nan building, The Stars avoided being swept successful nan playoffs for nan first clip since 2001 against St. Louis. 

McNabb was besides astatine responsibility for Jason Robertson's first extremity of nan nighttime aft his punishment connected Pavelski precocious successful nan first play group up nan powerfulness play. 

Joe Pavelski celebrates a game-winning powerfulness play extremity vs. nan Vegas Golden Knights successful OT

Former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, was coming astatine American-Airlines Center

Pavelski scored a one-timer from nan mediate of nan near circle to nan acold station wrong 3:18 of OT

Robertson's 2nd extremity came successful nan 2nd period, turning Thursday night's crippled into his first profession multigoal playoff crippled for Dallas, which was played without nan team's suspended skipper Jamie Benn.

Jake Oettinger had 37 saves, 2 nights aft he was pulled 7:10 into Game 3 aft allowing 3 goals connected 5 shots. 

Pavelski scored his ninth extremity successful 12 games this postseason. His tally of postseason goals goes up to 73 — nan astir for US-born players and nan astir among each progressive players.   

Benn was suspended 2 games by nan NHL connected Wednesday for his cross-check pinch his instrumentality landing adjacent nan cervix of Vegas skipper Mark Stone successful nan first 2 minutes of Game 3 connected Tuesday night. Benn besides will miss Game 5 connected Saturday nighttime successful Las Vegas.

William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault scored for Vegas. Adin Hill had his five-game winning streak snapped. He made 39 shots, including a game-saver pinch his extended near limb without astir 2 minutes near successful regularisation connected rookie Fredrik Olofsson's swiping effort successful his first profession playoff game.

Karlsson and Marchessault are among six of nan original Vegas players still connected nan squad from nan inaugural 2017-18 play that ended pinch nan Knights playing for nan Stanley Cup, though they mislaid successful 5 games to nan Washington Capitals aft winning nan first game.

Former Dallas Cowboys backmost and CBS commentator, Tony Romo, was besides astatine nan game

Tyson was besides joined astatine nan playoff crippled by pro wrestling legend, Ric 'Nature Boy' Flair (R)

Jason Robertson, of nan Stars, tips nan puck for a extremity against Adin Hill during nan first period

Thursday night's melodramatic triumph was Robertson's first profession multigoal playoff crippled for Dallas

Vegas missed a chance to complete a sweep, a nighttime aft the Florida Panthers vanished disconnected a expanse of nan Carolina Hurricanes successful nan Eastern Conference Finals.

The Knights took a 2-1 lead midway done nan 2nd play erstwhile Marchessault, aft whacking his instrumentality connected nan backmost of Ryan Suter successful beforehand of nan net, scored connected a walk betwixt nan Stars defenseman's legs from McNabb, different original Golden Knight.

Robertson's tying extremity precocious successful that play came connected a ricochet disconnected nan backmost committee conscionable seconds aft he had different changeable deed nan post. That was nan 4th extremity of this series, and sixth successful nan playoffs, aft this regular play becoming nan first Dallas subordinate pinch a 100-point season.

The Golden Knights scored first again — though not for illustration nan first 3 goals connected 5 shots successful nan first 7:10 of Game 3 led to nan earliest exit ever for Oettinger.

Vegas Golden Knights' Brayden McNabb was astatine responsibility for some of nan Stars' powerfulness play goals

Karlsson pushed nan puck up and skated to nan beforehand of nan nett aft passing to Nicolas Roy, whose walk done postulation went disconnected a Dallas instrumentality earlier Reilly Smith — besides pinch Vegas since nan opening — sewage it conscionable wrong nan correct circle and took a shot. 

Karlsson's deflection past Oettinger only 4:17 into nan crippled was his eighth extremity this postseason.

Dallas sewage moreover astatine 1-1 connected a powerfulness play pinch 4:18 near successful nan first play aft immoderate nifty stickwork by Robertson, who deflected Miro Heiskanen's changeable from conscionable wrong nan bluish statement up into nan air. 

As Hill was trying to unafraid nan puck into his glove, Robertson knocked it free and past reached astir and swiped nan puck into nan nett pinch his instrumentality parallel to nan ice.

Hill, coming disconnected his first profession playoff shutout, had stopped 60 shots successful a statement complete a span that included overtime successful Game 2 aft stopping each 10 shots he faced successful nan 3rd period.

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