Vegas losing streak extended to three again Los Angeles
The Vegas Golden Knights failed to find the win column for the third game in a row as they fell to the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 4-3 in overtime at T-Mobile Arena Friday, Feb. 18.
“We did some good things,” head coach Pete DeBoer said. “We found a way to scrape a point out, but it wasn’t our finest effort.”
As it currently stands, the Golden Knights are 28-18-4 on the season with 60 points as they trail the Calgary Flames by four points in the Pacific Division.
Vegas will find themselves back on the ice Sunday, Feb. 20 as they travel to Northern California to play its hated division rival in the San Jose Sharks.
Puck drop for that game is set for 5 p.m. and can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet in Las Vegas.
As for the team’s game against the Kings, it started off on the right foot for Vegas as it jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period.
Left-wing Max Pacioretty got the scoring going for Vegas with his first goal since the middle of December.
He added another goal to his tally for the night as he scored in the second period to give Vegas a 3-2 lead at the time.
Pacioretty was named the second star of the game while right-wing Adrian Kempe was named the first star of the game for scoring the game winning goal for the Kings.
Center Jonathan Marchessault was named the third star of the game for having two assists.
When we take a look at the goaltending battle, this was a battle between Laurent Brossoit of the Golden Knights and Jonathan Quick of the Kings.
Brossoit finished the night with 27 saves on 31 attempts for a final save percentage of .871 while Quick posted 21 saves on 24 attempts for a .875 save percentage.
This was Brossoit’s second straight start as goalie Robin Lehner continues to recover from a shoulder injury.
Lehner is expected to miss a significant amount of time if not the remainder of the season.