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Recap: Cal(ifornia) Dreamin’ - Kings win 4-1!

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Kings can barely muster 20 shoots on goal but rang up the scoreboard while Cal Petersen dominated...

Los Angeles Kings v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Zak Krill/NHLI via Getty Images

Mood Going into the Game

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135-Word Recap

The Vegas Golden Knights looked to feast on a thirtieth-place Kings team in their quest for a franchise best nine-game win streak but they didn’t expected Cal Petersen to act like a brick wall with his 42 saves en route to a 4-1 loss. Anze Kopitar silenced the rabid T-Mobile Arena crowd, opening the game with two goals in the first 7:39 as the Golden Knights tussled with their offensive woes in their first 20 minutes. By they time they geared up, outshooting the Kings 37 to 8 over the final forty minutes, Petersen was in a groove and couldn’t be stopped. The suddenly surging Kings are 6-1-2 in their last nine games. Meanwhile, the Golden Knights dropped to 36-23-8 (80 points) and maintained a four-point lead in the Pacific Division over the Edmonton Oilers.

Game Notes

Stars of the Game—Cal Petersen (1st), Anze Kopitar (2nd), Shea Theodore (3rd)… Kings were outshot 19-1 in the third period and 43-17 in the game… Scratches: Kings—Joakim Ryan, Jeff Carter, Vegas—Deryk Engelland, Jon Merrill, Mark Stone… Opposite the brilliant play of Petersen, Marc-Andre Fleury made only 13 saves (.765 Sv%)… The Kings (25-35-6) have won three games in a row… The Golden Knights allowed a goal on the first shot for the second straight game … It was former King Alec Martinez’s goaltender interference penalty that fueled the Kings second power play goals of the night… The Kings blocked 24 shots... Four Kings had multi-point games: Kopitar (2G), Alex Iafallo (1G / 1A), Drew Doughty (2A), and Ben Hutton (2A)… Kings finished the season series with a 3-1 record against the Golden Knights...

Up Next: The Kings open a nine-game homestand vs. Toronto at Staples Center on Thursday.

Highlights

Kings 1. Vegas 0.

02:01 / 1st Period: Kopitar (19) Alex Iafallo (4) and Ben Hutton (8)

Kings 2. Vegas 0.

07:39 / 1st Period: PPG Kopitar (20) from Dustin Brown (17) and Drew Doughty (24)

Kings 3. Vegas 0.

10:04 / 2nd Period: Trevor Lewis (5) from Trevor Moore (4) and Ben Hutton (9)

Man Down...

...Man Up...

Kings 3. Vegas 1.
13:14 / 2nd Period: PPG Shea Theodore (5) Unassisted

Dumb Ducks

Kings 4. Vegas 1.
19:04 / 2nd Period: PPG Alex Iafallo (16) from Adrian Kempe (19) and Drew Doughty (25)

Vegas Salt

And The Beat Goes On

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

More Vegas Salt and Some Choice Whining

The Elite Goaltending Continues

Mood After The Game

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