The red light went on. The goal horn sounded.
But the puck didn’t go in, because goalie John Gibson of Anaheim (via Whitehall) made a scintillating glove save on this glorious chance for Alex Tuch of the Vegas Golden Knights. Johnny Whitehall fooled ‘em.
But he also lost, as the expansion Golden Knights increased their dumbfounding first-year record to 17-9-1 with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Ducks.
It wasn’t Gibson's fault. He made 40 saves. His save percentage is .921, tenth-best among the NHL’s starting goaltenders.