Vegas Golden Knights 7, Los Angeles Kings 2
SOG: LAK – 19; VGK – 29
PP: LAK – 0/4; VGK – 1/3
20:00: Petersen in for Quick (17/23).
18:55: Kovalchuk dangerous wrister from distance knocked down by Dansk. Brown nearly pounces on the rebound.
18:20: Good Dansk stop on Anderson-Dolan’s rebound bid of a hard Phaneuf shot.
15:54: Really nice Petersen stop on Marchessault off a two-on-one feed.
15:24: GOAL LOS ANGELES. 6-2. Kovalchuk (Kopitar, Phaneuf). Really good purpose to begin the third period by Kovalchuk. Stickhandles through Hague, lifts a beautiful wristshot under the crossbar. High-skill play.
13:55: Kovalchuk pass through two defenders is just a half-beat behind Anderson-Dolan. That pass was harder than I shoot.
12:48: Good Dansk stop on Brown’s rebound bid.
10:28: Very good Petersen left pad save on Marchessault’s high-grade chance.
8:20: PENALTY VGK. Tynan for holding.
7:00: Clifford hits the side of the net from a sharp angle on a decent rebound bid.
4:32: PENALTY VGK. Pirri for high-sticking Brown.
0:58: GOAL VEGAS. 7-2. Kolesar (Matteau, Lindberg). Did not see it – was watching the Kings-Canucks shootout.
19:30: Clink! Kopitar post on a two-on-one.
18:00: OK, time to catch up.
16:09: GOAL VEGAS. 4-0. Marchessault (Smith, Karlsson). Marchessault picks a spot upstairs on a rush.
14:50: GOAL LOS ANGELES. 4-1. Carter (Anderson-Dolan, Brickley). Carter elects to shoot on a two-on-one.
13:28: GOAL VEGAS. 5-1. Marchessault (Smith, Hague). Marchessault drives the net, redirects Smith’s feed.
12:08: PENALTY VEGAS. Brannstrom for delay of game.
10:30: Kings second power play unit: Phaneuf-Walker, Clifford-Lewis-Anderson-Dolan. Walker hits a post.
5:59: Clifford-Engelland scrap. Pretty good tilt before they both tire and it gets broken up. Some history there.
5:30: GOAL VEGAS. 6-1. Hague (Pirri). Hague hard snapper through Quick from above the left circle.
2:08: Drew Doughty Patented Spin Move Count: 1
1:44: Sam Herr catches irthe left post on on a breakaway. Irish face Wake Forest on Saturday.
0:00: Period over.
20:00: Alright, I’m a Lebowski, you’re a Lebowski.
19:07: Puck hops up out of play. Cue Zelda Theme > Go Kings Go.
18:40: Good Quick left pad save on Nosek’s chance off a broken play.
18:16: Dansk swallows up Rempal’s rush bid from the right wing.
16:44: PENALTY LAK. Sutter for interference. Hard left shoulder on Bischoff a beat away from the puck.
15:30: They don’t want to put that Rempal shot on the scoreboard, do they?
15:04: PENALTY LAK. Phaneuf for tripping. 20 seconds of a 5-on-3. Kopitar on the faceoff. Karlsson kicked out by Vegas. Nosek wins it. Two forwards on the ice for LAK: Brown and Kopitar.
14:44: PPG VEGAS. 1-0. Karlsson (Marchessault, Smith). Karlsson one-timer off a Marchessault feed..
14:30: GOAL VEGAS. 2-0. Carr (Kolesar, Bellemare). Centering pass off Daniel Carr’s skate.
12:28: Good stick by Brickley to poke the puck from Nosek and channel him towards the corner.
12:00: Good Quick save on Engelland during a dangerous Vegas rush.
10:28: Dansk robs Kovalchuk from point blank range. Kovalchuk tried to corral a Brown feed but didn’t have a ton of real estate to get a prime shot off.
8:13: Lunging Quick save on Bellemare’s one-time chance. High-grade chance.
7:40: VEGAS PENALTY. Brannstrom for tripping.
7:30: Kovalchuk one-timer. Blocked. Break out the ice bags.
5:40: Penalty over.
4:22: GOAL VEGAS. 3-0. Smith (Marchessault, Karlsson). Smith off a Marchessault rebound. The Knights’ top line has combined for six points.
3:05: Heading downstairs. Radio hits coming early this year.
0:00: [scene missing]
Referees: #18 Tom Chmielewski, #27 Eric Furlatt
Linesmen: #53 Bevan Mills, #67 Travis Gawryletz
LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Daniel Brickley, D Drew Doughty, LW Ilya Kovalchuk, C Anze Kopitar, RW Dustin Brown
VGK starters: G Oscar Dansk, D Brad Hunt, D Deryk Engelland, LW Jonathan Marchessault, C William Karlsson, RW Reilly Smith
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