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Golden Knights Held Off By Kings, 4-3

Vegas beaten for fifth game in a row

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

With hopes of snapping a four-game losing streak, the Vegas Golden Knights (9-9-3) were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings (8-11-1), 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
Goals from Blake Lizotte and Drew Doughty helped the Kings jump out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Max Pacioretty deflected in his seventh goal of the season to get the Golden Knights on the board, but an answer from Nikolai Prokhorkin rebuilt the two-goal lead for Los Angeles. Jonathan Marchessault sent a blast from the blueline that beat Jonathan Quick to get Vegas to within a goal and, less than three minutes later, William Karlsson cashed in to tie the game. The teams entered the third period level at 3-3 before a goal from Jeff Carter separated the Kings from the Golden Knights as LA took a 4-3 win.

TURNING POINT
In his 1,000th game, Carter deflected a long shot through Malcolm Subban to give the Kings the the lead in the third period. The home team used the momentum from that goal to hang on for the win.

TOP PERFORMERS
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty had two points (1G, 1A) in the second period for Vegas.

William Karlsson: Karlsson's two-point showing (1G, 1A) helped the Golden Knights level the score in the second frame.

Drew Doughty: Doughty pocketed one goal and one assist in the win for LA.

LOOKING AHEAD
The Golden Knights get right back to work as they host the Calgary Flames on Sunday at 4 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340 and Deportes Vegas 1460.

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