Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and Vegas edged Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in Game 7 of their second-round series.
Theodore’s goal was the first in 138:40 for the Golden Knights against Demko, the rookie who had brought Vancouver back from a 3-1 deficit in the series and held off Vegas for most of this game, too. Then Theodore scored a power-play goal on a wrist shot from the blue line that slipped through traffic and past Demko, who had made 98 consecutive saves.
Alex Tuch and Paul Stastny added empty-net goals.
Vegas outshot the Canucks 36-14 in the game and 127-55 over the final three. It was barely enough. The Golden Knights will face Dallas for a berth in the Stanley Cup final.
Robin Lehner had his third shutout of the series, and his sensational glove save on Brock Boeser in the second period kept the game scoreless.