Kings beat Knights 4-2; stop 6 game home winning streak

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Los Angeles Kings’ Lias Andersson (24) scores against Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

This post will be updated throughout the game

PRE GAME: Knights going with Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo in the lineup for the first time since an injury on March 6.

FIRST PERIOD: Kings goal Andreas Athanasiou (Backhand shot), Assist: Sean Walker. KINGS 1 KNIGHTS 0 early first period.

Kings Lias Andersson (Wrist shot), assist Tobias Bjornfot KINGS 2, KNIGHTS 0 after one period. Shots on goal: Knights 8, Kings 8.

SECOND PERIOD: William Karlsson (Wrist shot), Assists: Jonathan Marchessault and Shea Theodore

Kings Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Wrist shot), Assist: Andreas Athanasiou. KINGS 3, KNIGHTS 1.

Kings Alex Iafallo (Wrist shot), Assists: Mikey Anderson and Anze Kopitar. KINGS 4, KNIGHTS 1

THIRD PERIOD: Kings beat Knights 4-2. Shots on goal: Knights 41, Kings 30

LAS VEGAS (KLAS/AP) — Los Angeles Kings (13-14-6, sixth in the West Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (24-8-1, first in the West Division)

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada; Wednesday, 7 p.m. PDT

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles travels to Vegas looking to stop its five-game road losing streak.

The Golden Knights are 24-8-1 in division play. Vegas is the top team in the Nhl with 5.7 assists per game, led by Mark Stone averaging 0.9.

The Kings are 13-14-6 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles has given up 14 power-play goals, killing 85.3% of opponent chances.

The teams square off for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Stone has 40 total points for the Golden Knights, 12 goals and 28 assists. Shea Theodore has nine assists over the last 10 games for Vegas.

Dustin Brown leads the Kings with 14 goals and has 21 points. Anze Kopitar has two goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 8-2-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, three penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.

Kings: 3-6-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.

INJURIES: Golden Knights: None listed.

Kings: None listed.

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