Latest loss ends VGK 6-game home winning streak
Vegas fell too far behind in the second period and saw its six-game home-winning streak come to an end.
The Vegas Golden Knights (24-9-1) lost to the Los Angeles Kings, 4-2, Wednesday, March 31 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Wednesday's matchup was just their third loss at home in regulation.
The Knights will now turn their attention to another home game against the Minnesota Wild, Thursday, April 1.
Although they split the two game series for the second time in March, Vegas is 4-2 against Los Angeles this season.
Goaltender Calvin Petersen made 40 saves for the Kings. He also made 41 saves on March 21, in a 3-1 win against the Knights at Staples Center and is 3-1-0 against Vegas.
The Knights had 42 shots on goal compared to the Kings, 30.
“We emphasize a good start every night,” Vegas captain right-wing Mark Stone said. “The last three haven’t been good, but at the same time, there’s points in a game where we can get back into it. Tonight, we fell a little too far.”
Vegas allowed a goal in the first two minutes of the game in three consecutive games. The two games prior the Knights’ offense was able to come from behind for the win.
The Knights allowed two goals in the first period, after coming into the game with a 30-18 advantage in the opening frame.
“They played with a real desperation to start the game that we didn't match, which was disappointing because we knew they were going to come with it,” head coach Pete DeBoer said.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves for Vegas and both center William Karlsson and defenseman Shea Theodore scored a goal.
Karlsson has 25 points on the season with nine goals and 16 assists. Theodore has 28 points with six goals and 22 assists.
Center Chandler Stephensen received a five-minute major and was ejected from the game before the third period.
Stephenson had just six penalty minutes coming into the game.
“We still put some pressure on the third,” DeBoer said. “I’m not going to use that as an excuse for why we lost. We weren’t good enough to win tonight.”