Golden Knights defeat Ducks for ninth straight win


ANAHEIM — Chandler Stephenson had two goals and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights set a team record with their ninth straight win, 5-1 against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Saturday.

Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist, and Robin Lehner made 23 saves for the Golden Knights (34-11-2), who matched the longest winning streak in the NHL this season; the New York Islanders won nine straight from Feb. 28 to March 14.

Sam Steel scored, and John Gibson made 26 saves for the Ducks (14-27-7), who have lost four in a row and eight in a row at home.

Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf did not play after the first period because of an upper-body injury.

Stephenson gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead on a one-timer 28 seconds into the first period. It was Vegas’ only shot on goal through the first 6:58.

Stephenson scored again to make it 2-0 at 14:44 of the first period when Theodore stole the puck in his own zone and made a stretch pass to Stephenson, who scored on a breakaway.

William Carrier scored off another Ducks turnover to make it 3-0 at 6:12 of the second period.

Lehner’s shutout streak ended at 154:02 when Steel scored on a rebound to make it at 3-1 at 2:00 of the third period.

William Karlsson scored off a rebound to make it 4-1 at 5:39.

Theodore scored on a one-timer from inside the right point at 7:17 for the 5-1 final.

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