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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:00 am

NHL: Vegas 8 Chicago 3

Golden Knights stay perfect vs. Blackhawks

JAY COHEN | Associated Press

CHICAGO – Cody Eakin and Shea Theodore each had two goals and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 8-3 on Tuesday night for their season-high fourth consecutive victory.

Alex Tuch added a goal and an assist as Vegas continued its resurgence in the opener of a three-game trip. William Karlsson, Ryan Reaves and Daniel Carr also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves for his sixth win in his last seven starts.

The Golden Knights (13-12-1), who made it to the Stanley Cup Final last season as an expansion team, improved to 4-0 against the Blackhawks since entering the league.

Dylan Strome had a goal and an assist in his Chicago debut, but the sliding Blackhawks lost for the third time in four games. Defensemen Gustav Forsling and Erik Gustafsson also scored.

Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 24 of 30 shots before he was replaced by Cam Ward for the third period. Ward had 11 saves.

Strome and Brendan Perlini were acquired in a trade with Arizona on Sunday night for Nick Schmaltz in a swap of former first-round draft picks. Strome, who went No. 3 overall in 2015, looked quite comfortable while centering a line with former junior hockey teammate Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane.

That was about the only bright spot for Chicago (9-11-5).