LAS VEGAS — Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov made the most of their debuts with the Vegas Golden Knights, each scoring in a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

It was just the seventh career game for Tuch, who played in six games with Minnesota last season, while Shipachyov was making his NHL debut. Both players were recalled from Chicago of the AHL to fill roster spots for the suddenly banged-up Golden Knights.

Also making his Vegas debut was goalie Malcolm Subban, who stopped 21 shots for the win against his former team.

Subban, claimed off waivers Oct. 3 from the Bruins, got the nod when No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was placed on injured reserve earlier in the day.

Subban had started only two NHL games, both for Boston, and posted a .727 save percentage. He spent most of his time in AHL Providence, where he played in 127 games over four seasons. His best season was 2014-15, when he finished with a .921 save percentage.

Tuch, who had four goals and an assist in three AHL games, poked the puck away from Sean Kuraly, skated past Kevan Miller and beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask with a shot in the upper left corner to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead with 5:21 left in the second period. It was Tuch’s first NHL goal.

Three minutes later, after Rask stopped Tuch’s attempt and fell on his back with traffic around the net, Shipachyov slid the puck past the scrum in front to make it 2-0.

Rask made 25 saves for the Bruins. With their goalie pulled for an extra skater, David Pastrnak scored Boston’s goal with 30 seconds left.

Golden Knights center Oscar Lindberg added an empty-net goal with 14 seconds remaining.


The Golden Knights also placed forward Jonathan Marchessault on IR on Saturday. He joined forward Erik Haula, injured Thursday. … Three Bruins will celebrate milestones in their next game, with Patrice Bergeron approaching his 900th game, Rask set to play his 400th, and Tim Schaller his 100th. … Boston center Ryan Spooner left in the third period and did not return.


BRUINS 6, COYOTES 2: Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists, and Anton Khudobin stopped 29 shots in his first start of the season as Boston kept host Arizona winless..

Boston fell behind late in the first, quickly erased that deficit, then pulled away with three second-period goals.