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Lehner, Golden Knights shut down Blackhawks 4-1 in opener

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Posted at 10:25 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 02:57:52-04

EDMONTON (AP) — Shea Theodore and William Carrier scored 2:17 apart midway through the second period, Robin Lehner made 19 saves against his former team, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup playoffs first-round matchup.

Riley Smith scored twice in the third period as the top-seed in the Western Conference kept their scoring outburst from the round-robin seeding games going in the playoff opener.

The Golden Knights scored 15 goals in the three seeding games and didn't slow down against the Blackhawks.

David Kampf scored short-handed for the Blackhawks.

Game 2 is Thursday.