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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 and Haydn Fleury #4 of the Seattle Kraken defend the net against Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights in the second period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored twice and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Seattle Kraken 4-3 in a battle of the two newest teams in the NHL. Vegas, which made its league debut four years ago, held off a rally from the NHL’s latest addition in what turned out to be a scrappy effort from the Kraken in their franchise debut. Seattle erased a 3-0 deficit and tied the game, but Chandler Stephenson’s goal midway through the third period held up. Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Vegas, while Robin Lehner made 25 saves.