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Golden Knights beat Senators in DeBoer’s debut with Vegas

Posted: 8:45 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 23:45:59-05
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OTTAWA (AP) — Mark Stone scored a goal and picked up an assist in his return to Ottawa, leading Vegas to a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night in Peter DeBoer’s debut as the Golden Knights’ coach.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Knights, who fired Gerard Gallant on Wednesday.

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Peter Stastny, Chandler Stephenson and Ryan Reaves also scored for Vegas.

Stone, playing his first game in the city where he spent most of his first eight NHL seasons, was traded to Vegas last February. He received a video tribute during the first TV timeout, with Senators fans giving him a standing ovation. Stone took to the ice to thank the fans and gave them a thumbs up.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots for Vegas, tying the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist for fifth place on the NHL’s career list with 458 wins.

Further highlights from Thursday's game are available here.