Fresh off last season’s loss in the Stanley Cup final, the Vegas

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(AP) — Fresh off last season’s loss in the Stanley Cup final, the Vegas Golden Knights reloaded for another run by remaking their second line.A newcomer and a holdover showed Saturday how explosive the second unit can be for Vegas.Erik Haula scored in the shootout and the Golden Knights rallied to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.Max Pacioretty, who was acquired from Montreal in an offseason trade, scored his first goal for Vegas, which has used Pacioretty and Haula on opposite sides of new center Paul Stastny in the season’s first two games.“He’s a great player and he played a real good game tonight,” Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said of Pacioretty. “That line was excellent and that’s a big goal for us at a key time.”Pacioretty snapped home a one-timer in the slot from Jonathan Marchessault with 1:31 left in regulation to tie the game as Gallant pulled goaltender Marc Andre-Fleury.“I really thought in the third period when we played our best, that we were blocking shots and doing what we had to do,” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. “But they were pressing. They come at you all the time, that’s why they won the West.”Fleury made 29 saves for Vegas, bouncing back after being pulled in the opening 5-2 loss at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. Fleury was pulled after 30:11 against Philadelphia after allowing five goals on 16 shots.Matt Dumba scored for the Wild Womens Justin Abdelkader Jersey , who was the only team in the Western Conference to sweep Vegas last season. Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk stopped 41 of the 42 shots he faced.“He was fantastic,” Wild forward Jason Zucker said of Dubnyk. “He’s the only reason that we didn’t lose that game 10-nothing.”Haula scored the only goal in the shootout against his former team as his shot between Dubnyk’s legs ended up trickling in after Dubnyk appeared to make the stop.“We just stuck with it, made a great play there on Max’s goal and we had a lot of chances,” Haula said. “Duby played well over there and made it hard on us, but overall I’m just happy with our game. It’s a good indicator to jump back in a tough building, tough environment and just play like that, it’s a good job by the guys.”Dumba, signed to five-year, $30 million contract in the offseason, scored on a slap shot from the blue line midway through the first period. Dubnyk held up against a Vegas’ attack that outshot Minnesota 42-30 through overtime.“It’s nice to feel good out of the gate Luke Glendening Jersey ,” Dubnyk said. “It’d be nice to have two wins, obviously. It’s tough to feel too good about it. But we just try to work on those things that make you feel good and I’m feeling pretty good in there now, so we’ll have a good week.”The Wild lost for the first time in the first home game of the season at the Xcel Energy Center after starting 14-0-3 in such games.NOTES: Minnesota went 27-6-8 at home last season, finishing second in the NHL in home points. … The New York Islanders were the only other team to sweep Vegas last season, winning a pair of games. … Wild F Luke Kunin has been cleared for contact in his return from knee surgery. Kunin has been skating with the team. … Golden Knights rookie D Jake Bischoff made the NHL team for the first time in his career, but the Minnesota native was scratched for the second straight game along with D Brad Hunt. … The Wild scratched F J.T. Brown and D Nate Prosser for the second time in two games.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Season-long, five-game road trip continues Monday at Buffalo.Wild: Host Chicago on Thursday. RALEIGH, N.C. — Petr Mrazek has been the next-guy-up in net for the Carolina Hurricanes.If he gets the call for Thursday night’s game at PNC Arena, he should be familiar with the opposition. That’s because the Detroit Red Wings will be the visitors. Mrazek played the past four seasons with Detroit.Article continues below ...Mrazek is coming off a 23-save shutout of the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday, a much-needed confidence boost for him and the Hurricanes.“The key was playing good in the defensive zone Martin Frk Jersey , good penalty kill,” Mrazek said. “I did see the puck really well, that was the key.”It was Mrazek’s first shutout since last February for the Red Wings.For the Hurricanes, the result was only the second victory in an eight-game stretch (2-4-2).“You have to keep playing,” Mrazek said of the team’s quest to break into more consistency.The goalie position has been rotating among three players to some degree. Since Sunday, Scott Darling was sent back to Charlotte of the American Hockey League. Curtis McElhinney had held the top goaltending duties for a few weeks until an injury.So Mrazek’s timing for a solid outing came at a good time.“Petr was really good, so that’s the way you want to do it,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said.Deetroit needs to get moving in the right direction as well after Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss to Philadelphia.The Red Wings are winless in their last four games (0-3-1) and the frustration is mounting. They’ve scored a total of nine goals in those games.“The last couple of games we’ve been struggling a bit,” Detroit defenseman Dennis Cholowski said.The Red Wings seem stuck in a rut too often.“Not enough guys,” Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwell said of uneven production. “We can’t be waiting for somebody else to do it. We have to all look ourselves in the mirror and see what we can do better.”The offense needed to break into a better groove in order for the Red Wings to be rewarded more often. They weren’t able to take advantage of Philadelphia goalie Carter Hart http://www.officialredwings.com/authentic-adidas-mike-green-jersey , who was making his NHL debut this week.“More pucks to the net, more traffic,” Kronwell said. “Quite a few areas we need to clean up.”The Red Wings might have questions at goalie after Jimmy Howard was scratched Tuesday night when he developed a back ailment during pregame warmups.The Hurricanes won in October in Detroit before the Red Wings prevailed in last month’s rematch in Raleigh.For Carolina, this is the middle game of a five-game homestand.The Hurricanes were awarded an unexpected day off from practice last weekend in an effort to rejuvenate the team. It appeared to work, at least based on short-term returns.“We needed a mental break, the game of hockey is a grind and it’s tough,” Brind’Amour said.Thursday night’s game marks the end of a three-game road swing for the Red Wings. But still they’re amidst a stretch of six road outings and just one home game covering a two-week span.

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