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Vegas Golden Knights 7, Los Angeles Kings 2

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SOG: LAK – 19; VGK – 29
PP: LAK – 0/4; VGK – 1/3

Third Period
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.
0:00: Final.

Second Period
20:00: Underway.
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.

First Period
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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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.