Shutdown Stars: Dallas beats Vegas 1-0 in West final Game 1

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Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny (26) is checked by Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference final hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg scored on the Stars’ first shot, Anton Khudobin stopped all 25 the Golden Knights put on net and Dallas bea Vegas 1-0 in a hard-hitting, defensive Game 1 of the Western Conference final. Khudobin had his first NHL playoff shutout in the Stars’ first 1-0 playoff win in regulation since 2000. Klingberg’s goal 2:36 in was all the offense coach Rick Bowness’ team needed. Dallas played to its identity in a game that had almost double as many hits than shots on goal.