Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19 shots to earn his second straight shutout and lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Fleury moved within one victory of tying Jacques Plante for eighth on the NHL’s all-time wins list. It was his second straight 3-0 shutout, after beating Anaheim on the road Friday.

Fleury also earned the 18,303 in attendance free Krispy Kreme doughnuts as part of promotion that gets fans a free dozen when the 15-year veteran gets a shutout at T-Mobile Arena.

Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) reacts after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) reacts after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Max Pacioretty, Ryan Carpenter and Reilly Smith scored for the Golden Knights, who won their fourth straight — all since acquiring Mark Stone from Ottawa at Monday’s trade deadline.

Vegas improved to 13-5-2 against the tightly contested Pacific Division, and moved seven points behind second-place San Jose, which played Chicago late Sunday.

Vancouver goaltender Jacob Markstrom was the main reason the Canucks lost by only three as he stopped 45 shots. Markstrom, who is tied for ninth in the league in wins (23), dropped to 15-10-5 since Dec. 6.

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) shoots against Vancouver Canucks center Jay Beagle (83) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) shoots against Vancouver Canucks center Jay Beagle (83) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Pacioretty took over sole possession of the team lead with his 21st goal of the season 5:42 into the second period. After defenseman Nate Schmidt delayed the play along the left wing, he fed a streaking Pacioretty, who sent a one-timer from the top to give Vegas a 1-0 lead.

Carpenter made it 2-0 when he gathered a loose puck at the bottom of the right circle and, from his knees, fired a wrist shot that traced the ice and under Markstrom.

Smith scored the third goal of the second period for Vegas, when he got a pass from William Karlsson and paused just long enough to catch Markstrom sliding low to his left, and lifted the puck top shelf. Smith now has a point in nine of his last 12 games (four goals, eight assists) for Vegas.

Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) shoots against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) shoots against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

NOTES: Karlsson is one game shy from his 150th as a member of the Golden Knights. … With his assist on Pacioretty’s goal, Stastny has a point in 20 of his last 28 games with six goals and 21 assists. … Alex Edler is two shy of playing in his 800th career game, all with Vancouver. … An NHL player poll revealed Vegas as the most “fun city to visit on the road,” and the Golden Knights as the “team with the best fans.”

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Vancouver: Hosts Toronto on Wednesday night.

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (88), right wing Mark Stone (61), left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and center Paul Stastny (26) celebrate Pacioretty' goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (88), right wing Mark Stone (61), left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and center Paul Stastny (26) celebrate Pacioretty’ goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Vegas: Hosts Calgary on Wednesday night.

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) defends against Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) defends against Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) and goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) defend against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) and goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) defend against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

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