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Fleury gets win No. 485, Golden Knights defeat Kings

Goalie passes Belfour for fourth on NHL all-time list in Vegas' fourth straight victory; Moore scores twice

by Dan Greenspan / Independent Correspondent

Tuch scores from top of circle

VGK@LAK: Tuch buries a wrister from the top of circle

Alex Tuch changes the angle and whips a wrist shot that beats Jonathan Quick, giving the Golden Knights a 2-0 lead in the 1st period

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LOS ANGELES -- Marc-Andre Fleury moved into fourth place on the NHL all-time wins list with his 485th victory when the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-2 at Staples Center on Wednesday.

Fleury, who made 20 saves, passed Ed Belfour with the win. Roberto Luongo is third with 489 victories.

"Looking back, to be able to be here now and having passed Eddie, who's a guy I loved watching and have a lot of respect for, it's pretty cool and I'm very humbled by that," Fleury said.

Max Pacioretty and Tomas Nosek each had a goal and two assists, and Mattias Janmark-Nylen had an assist in his debut for the Golden Knights (29-11-2), who swept the two-game set here and have won four in a row.

Video: VGK@LAK: Nosek buries a shot short side on a break

Vegas scored 10 goals over Fleury's seven previous starts (2-5-0).

"It's fun to see them [score six goals]," Fleury said. "See a lot of different guys contribute also, get some goals and feeling good. I see the game is more relaxed when we get all those goals, but it's nice. I knew it was going to come at some point, and everything worked out today and we got a win."

Trevor Moore scored two goals for the Kings (16-20-6), who have lost six of eight. Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on eight shots in the first period before he was replaced by Calvin Petersen, who made 21 saves.

"We've worked hard for a number of months right now, we've worked hard and we can't give it back," Los Angeles coach Todd McLellan said. "We may not win as many games as we want, but first of all, bring the effort. We'll help you with the structure and the execution part, but you've got to absorb some of that and put it into play as a player."

Video: VGK@LAK: Moore wires home shot from the slot for 2nd

Vegas is in second place in the eight-team Honda West Division, four points behind the Colorado Avalanche. Los Angeles is seventh and trails the fourth-place St. Louis Blues by six points.

The top four teams in each division will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Quick was pulled at 15:25 of the first period after he misplayed Paicoretty's chip from outside the blue line to give the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead.

"It's a terrible break for him," Pacioretty said. "There's nothing you can do. … The craziest bounce you could ever imagine. It's very lucky, but at the same time you feel for 'Quickie.'"

Nosek scored on a 2-on-1 rush to make it 1-0 at 7:18.

Alex Tuch made it 2-0 at 11:04 with a wrist shot from just inside the right circle.

Janmark-Nylen, who was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, had the primary assist on Tuch's second goal in two games following a 14-game drought.

He was plus-2 and had one shot on goal in 15:21 of ice time.

"It was a lot of fun to play with him," Nosek said of Janmark-Nylen. "I think he brings the speed there and skill. I think we had pretty good chemistry for [the] first game, and hopefully we keep it going and be good every game."

Moore cut it to 2-1 at 13:38 of the first with a one-timer off Adrian Kempe's pass behind the goal during a power play.

Chandler Stephenson scored on a breakaway to give Vegas a 4-1 lead at 15:47 of the second period.

"We have to help our goalies out," Moore said. "Our goalies have been great all year, and we can't be letting these odd-man rushes and giving them free looks."

Moore cut it to 4-2 on a 2-on-1 rush at 18:22 of the second.

Mark Stone scored on a one-timer in the slot from Pacioretty at 5:30 of the third period to make it 5-2.

Alex Pietrangelo made it 6-2 at 10:53 when his shot deflected off the stick of Kings forward Brendan Lemieux.

NOTES: Vegas won six of eight games against Los Angeles this season. … Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez was plus-4 in 19:47. … It was Moore's first multigoal game in 109 NHL games. … Pacioretty has scored six points (three goals, three assists) in his past four games.

Video: Fleury passes Belfour for 4th all-time on wins list

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