Mark Anderson, The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — William Carrier broke the deadlock with 2:36 on the clock Thursday as the Vegas Golden Knights pulled off a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.
The officials studied the sequence to see if he had obstructed Sergei Bobrovsky, before allowing the goal.
William Karlsson completed in an empty net.
Nicolas Roy and Jack Eichel were the other scorers for Vegas, while Keegan Kolesar had two assists.
The Knights have suffered just one loss in their last five meetings.
Nick Cousins and Sam Reinhart fought back for the Panthers.
Accomplice of Reinhart’s goal, Matthew Tkachuk scored a point in a fifth game in a row.
He has five goals and nine points during the streak.
Both clubs will play again on Saturday.
The Panthers will host the Canucks, while the Golden Knights will host the Oilers.