Golden Knights end skid with tight win over Kings

Golden Knights end skid with tight win over Kings

Logan Thompson made 32 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Las Vegas.Jack Eichel, Michael Amadio and

Logan Thompson made 32 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Las Vegas.Jack Eichel, Michael Amadio and William Karlsson scored goals for Vegas, which moved into a tie for first place in the Pacific Division with Vancouver. The Golden Knights and the Canucks a three-way tie with the New York Rangers for most points in the NHL (49).It was the final game of the calendar year 2023 for the reigning Stanley Cup champion Golden Knights, who are off until New Year’s Day when they play in the Winter Classic at T-Mobile Park in Seattle against the Kraken.Thompson snapped a personal two-game losing streak but got plenty of help as the Golden Knights finished with a season-high 34 blocked shots.Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist and Trevor Moore also scored for Los Angeles, which took just its second regulation loss on the road (13-2-1). Cam Talbot stopped 29 shots.Vegas, which yielded four goals over a nine-minute span in the first period in a 5-2 loss at Anaheim on Wednesday, jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 7:38 mark of the first period. Eichel, alone by the left faceoff dot, snapped a wrist shot that clanged in off the top far post for his 16th goal.The Golden Knights made it 2-0 early in the second period when Amadio cut across the slot and roofed a shot over Talbot’s glove for his first goal in nine games. He was his sixth of the season.The Kings cut it to 2-1 at the 13:07 mark of the middle period. Kopitar, stationed on the right doorstep, redirected Adrian Kempe’s pass from the left point into the top right corner for his 14th goal.

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