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FSM Essential Recap: Golden Knights vs Kings – Game 9

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Vegas Golden Knights (8-0-1) vs Los Angeles Kings (4-2-2)

 

The Vegas Golden Knights extend their season-opening point streak with a 4-3 shootout victory against Kings.

It is game 8 of the NHL season, and the Golden Knights took on the Los Angeles Kings. 

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Following their first and only defeat of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights made an impressive comeback, securing a 4-3 shootout victory against the Los Angeles Kings on a Saturday night clash at Crypto.com Arena.

This encounter marked the first time during the season that Vegas found themselves trailing by two goals. Nevertheless, they exhibited resilience by netting three consecutive goals. The Kings, though, managed to level the score with a late goal just 63 seconds before the end of regulation.

However, the Golden Knights ultimately prevailed in the shootout, boosting their record to 8-0-1. Their remarkable start to the season continued, with the Golden Knights amassing 17 out of a possible 18 points and maintaining a nine-game point streak.

Logan Thompson played a pivotal role in this victory, displaying exceptional skills by stopping 36 out of 39 shots, achieving a save percentage of .923. On his 27th birthday, Jack Eichel played the hero’s role by scoring the decisive goal in the shootout, further solidifying Vegas’s impressive season-opening streak of nine games without a loss.

The Golden Knights faced off against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

The Golden Knights bounced back against their rivals from Southern California, the L.A. Kings in a tough shoutout win.

It was a tough matchup in the Golden Knights vs Kings game.

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The first period was largely uneventful, with both teams having their fair share of opportunities. The Kings were the first to break the deadlock, with Alex Laferriere scoring on a rebound 13:13 into the period. The Golden Knights, led by head coach Bruce Cassidy, contested the goal for goaltender interference, but the decision was upheld, resulting in a minor penalty for delay of game.

Despite this penalty, Vegas managed to kill it off, although the Kings gained momentum with several scoring chances and a sequence of eight consecutive shots.

Thompson’s goaltending prowess kept the deficit to just one goal as the first period ended, marking the second time this season that the Golden Knights had trailed at an intermission. However, they had previously overcome a similar situation, coming from behind to win against Philadelphia.

In the second period, the Kings took control early, applying sustained pressure in the offensive zone. A series of failed clearances by Vegas resulted in Trevor Lewis extending the Kings‘ lead to 2-0. Nonetheless, the Golden Knights responded promptly, with Michael Amadio capitalizing on a rebound to reduce the deficit to one.

The game started to open up, and Vegas managed to level the score as William Carrier unleashed a powerful shot under the goalie’s glove. The momentum carried over, resulting in several opportunities on the power play for the Golden Knights. Ultimately, Mark Stone netted their third consecutive goal, giving them their first lead of the game.

The teams exchanged power plays in the third period, but Vegas managed to kill off a crucial four-minute penalty and maintain their one-goal advantage. However, the Kings pulled their goalie, and Drew Doughty’s late goal forced the game into overtime.

Overtime was intense, with Vegas drawing a penalty and attempting to secure the win on the power play. Jack Eichel hit the post with a one-timer, and Cam Talbot made a critical save on a Stone one-timer. As neither team could secure victory in overtime, the game proceeded to a shootout.

In the shootout, Eichel found the back of the net, while Thompson shut down all three of the Kings‘ attempts, sealing a 4-3 shootout victory for the Golden Knights.

The final score in the Golden Knights vs Kings was 4-3 Vegas.

The Golden Knights will now host the Montreal Canadians on Monday at T-Mobile Arena. They drop the puck at 7:00 p.m.

 

– Joe Arrigo – Franchise Sports Media

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