The Golden Knights got off to a bad start to Game 6 allowing the Canucks to score 2:50 into the first period. Vegas fired nine shots on Vancouver goaltender Thatcher Demko but couldn’t convert. After the opening 20 minutes, the Golden Knights trailed 1-0.
Both goaltenders were strong in the second period shutting both teams offenses. Robin Lehner allowed only one goal through two periods but Canucks led 1-0 heading into the second intermission.
Vancouver doubled their lead 1:03 into the third period. The Canucks took a 3-0 lead later in the period putting the Golden Knights in desperation mode. Vegas coach Pete DeBoer pulled Lehner with under six minutes to go but Vancouver took advantage and scored on the empty net. Demko was flawless in net and shutout Vegas 4-0.
With their 4-0 win, the Canucks tied up the series and force a Game 7. Vegas will have another chance at clinching the second round matchup with the Canucks tomorrow. Game 7 will air on NBC Sports Network scheduled is TBD.