Kings hand Golden Knights rare road defeat

Kings hand Golden Knights rare road defeat

Alex Iafallo scored what proved to be the game-winner midway through the third period as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the visiting Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Tuesday night.Los Angeles goalie Pheonix Copley made 23 saves to extend his personal win streak to five games.Phillip Danault and Viktor Arvidsson each had a goal and two assists, Iafallo contributed two points and Gabe Vilardi scored his team-leading 15th goal of the season for the Kings. Second-place Los Angeles moved within three points of the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights by recording its fourth consecutive home victory.Michael Amadio and Brayden McNabb scored goals for Vegas, which took just its third regulation road loss of the season (14-3-1). Logan Thompson stopped 21 of 24 shots.Los Angeles grabbed a 1-0 lead at the 11:57 mark of the first period, taking advantage of a Daniil Miromanov turnover in his own zone. Blake Lizotte picked up the puck and fed Vilardi in the right circle, where Vilardi one-timed a shot past Thompson’s glove side.The Golden Knights tied it just 71 seconds later on a power-play goal by Amadio. He ripped a one-timer off an Alex Pietrangelo pass from the left circle into the top near corner for his fourth goal of the season.Vegas took a 2-1 lead at the 10:07 of the second period on McNabb’s first goal in 46 games dating back to April. Reilly Smith set up the score with a between-the-legs pass from the right side of the net to McNabb cutting down the slot, where he jammed a shot past Copley.

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