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Golden Knights shut out Stars to reach Stanley Cup Final

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The Vegas Golden Knights dominated the Dallas Stars 6-0 in Monday's Game 6 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Vegas had dropped consecutive games after taking a commanding 3-0 series lead. It's the second time the Golden Knights will play for the Stanley Cup; they lost the 2018 finals against the Washington Capitals in their inaugural season.

The Florida Panthers await the Golden Knights in the finals. Florida completed its sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday. Neither franchise has won the Stanley Cup.

William Carrier's goal 3:41 into the opening frame proved to be the eventual winner. William Karlsson netted two goals to reach 10 in the playoffs, setting a new Golden Knights franchise mark in a single postseason.

Head coach Bruce Cassidy was full of praise for his fourth line of Carrier, Nicolas Roy, and Keegan Kolesar, which contributed two goals in the contest.

"These are great stories," Cassidy said, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger. "They don't get the ink of the talk, but you don't win without them."

Adin Hill made 23 saves for his second shutout of the series.

"I thought (the Golden Knights) played a perfect elimination game," Stars head coach Peter DeBoer said. "If we're not going to win, there are a lot of guys in that dressing room that I hope can win a Cup."

DeBoer spent three seasons as the Golden Knights' head coach. He was fired last summer after missing the playoffs.

The Stanley Cup Final begins Saturday in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET.

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