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Golden Knights Storm Back to Top Kings, 3-2

Jonathan Marchessault scored the game-winning goal in overtime

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Despite trailing 2-0 late in the third period, the Vegas Golden Knights battled back to capture a 3-2 victory in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at Staples Center.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
Dustin Brown and Blake Lizotte helped Los Angeles establish a 2-0 lead through 47 minutes. With 5:54 remaining in the third period, Curtis McKenzie was the beneficiary of a Los Angeles own goal to get the Golden Knights on the board. Just 54 seconds later, Jonathan Marchessault sprung Mark Stone on a breakaway where Stone made no mistake in tying the hockey game at 2-2. After 1:04 of overtime, Marchessault stormed into the Kings' zone and snapped a shot over the glove of Jonathan Quick to lift the Golden Knights to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS
Jonathan Marchessault: Marchessault set up Stone for the game-tying goal before burying the game-winner himself just 6:04 elapsed time later.

Mark Stone: In his first game of the preseason, Stone was effective in all three zones as he posted one blocked shot, one takeaway and one goal.

Oscar Dansk : Dansk battled in goal for Vegas throughout the contest as he compiled 36 saves on 38 shots to help the Golden Knights get the win.

LOOKING AHEAD
The Golden Knights conclude their preseason road schedule Saturday night as they visit the San Jose Sharks at 5 p.m. PT. Catch all the action on KTNV Channel 13 and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340 in Las Vegas, the Nevada Sports Network in Reno and 14-KJZZ in Salt Lake City.

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