Vets Pietrangelo, Perry contributing for Vegas, Montreal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo and Corey Perry had very different free agent experiences. Pietrangelo got a private plane trip to Vegas for an in-person meeting with the Golden Knights when the market opened and got a long-term contract worth over $61 million. Perry waited until December to sign a one-year deal just above the NHL veteran minimum. Each veteran with Stanley Cup-winning experience has played a key role in helping his team reach the semifinals. That’s a series the Golden Knights lead going into Game 2 at home against the Canadiens on Wednesday.