Golden Knights goalie Adin Hill will start Game 5 against the Stars

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Adin Hill (33) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Zach Hyman (18) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday April 10, 2024.(Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Golden Knights made a change at goalie, and Adin Hill will receive his first start of this year's NHL playoffs when Vegas visits the Dallas Stars for Wednesday night's Game 5.

Logan Thompson started the first four games of the first-round series, which is tied at two games.

Both goalies shared starts down the stretch of the regular season.

“At the start of the playoffs, we figured we would probably need to use both goaltenders,” coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters in Dallas. “It's how we ran our team this year. You never know how it's going to play out. I thought Logan has played well.”

Thompson has a .921 save percentage this series and has allowed 2.35 goals per game. That includes a career-high tying 43-save effort Saturday night in a 3-2 overtime loss.

Hill was one of the stars of last year's Stanley Cup championship run by the Golden Knights. He entered those playoffs on the bench, but when Laurent Brossoit was injured in the second round, Hill took over the net from there and went 11-4 with a .932 save percentage and 2.17 GAA.

In the regular season, Hill went 19-12-2 with a .909 save percentage and 2.71 GAA.

“Adin has been through this, so that's a little bit of what goes into the decision,” Cassidy said. “He's an experienced guy that's come into this situation before.”


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