The Vegas Golden Knights clinched their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in six seasons with a 6-0 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final with the help of a former Buffalo Sabre, but not the one you would expect.
🚨 WILLIAM CARRIER 🚨
— NHL (@NHL) May 30, 2023
Jack Eichel has been a central figure in the Golden Knights Cup pursuit and leads the club in playoff scoring with 18 points, but ex-Sabre William Carrier tallied the game-winner 3:41 into the first period and assisted on Keegan Kolesar’s first-period goal.
Carrier split time between AHL Rochester and the Sabres, playing 41 NHL games in 2016-17 before being claimed in the expansion draft by Vegas in 2017, where he has played 333 games over the last six seasons and scored a career-high 16 goals last season.
Sabres In Case You Missed It
- Rochester Sweep Marlies, Face Hershey In Eastern Final
- Sabres Sign Novikov To ELC, Dubas Out In Toronto
- Karmanos Gets Second Interview For Pens GM Job
- Savoie Will Play For Amerks In Calder Cup Playoffs
- Eichel Inches Closer To Cup Final
- Okposo Coming Back To Complete Unfinished Business
- Bears Even Series With Americans
- Sabres Sign Ryan Johnson To Two-Year Deal
- Amerks Collapse Late, Trail Bears 3-1 In Eastern Final
Ex-Files In The Cup Final
Sam Reinhart – 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) in 16 games.
Brandon Montour – nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) in 16 games.
Eric Staal – three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 16 games.
Casey Fitzgerald – no points in one game.
Jack Eichel – 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists) in 17 games.
Brayden McNabb – two points (two assists) in 16 games.
William Carrier – four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in 13 games.
BRANDON MONTOUR CANNOT BE STOPPED pic.twitter.com/R2N0LGlyHK
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) May 3, 2023
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