Golden Knights turning to goalie Hill in Game 5

Golden Knights turning to goalie Hill in Game 5

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill will start Wednesday in Game 5 of the team’s Western Conference first-round series against the host Dallas Stars.

Logan Thompson started the first four games, splitting the decisions while recording a 2.35 goals-against average and .921 save percentage. He yielded three goals on 46 shots in Vegas’ 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday and three more on 31 shots in a 4-2 setback on Monday.

The best-of-seven series is tied at two victories apiece, with the road team winning each contest.

“I thought Logan has played well, put us in a good spot. It’s 2-2, done his job,” Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy said. “Adin has been through this, so that’s a little bit that goes into the decision. There’s an experienced guy that’s come into this situation before, so that’s essentially the thought process.”

Hill, 27, famously stepped up in place of the injured Laurent Brossoit in Game 3 of the second-round series versus the Edmonton Oilers last season. He posted an 11-4 record with a 2.17 GAA and .932 save percentage, pacing the Golden Knights to their first Stanley Cup in the franchise’s short history.