The Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings

The Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings


The Vegas Golden Knights scored four goals in the first period of a 5-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.

Chandler Stephenson had a goal and two assists, and Phil Kessel and Ivan Barbashev each had a goal and an assist for Vegas (49-22-8), which is 7-1-2 in its past 10 games. Laurent Brossoit made 30 saves. New York Rangers Tröja 2023

The Golden Knights moved three points ahead of the Edmonton Oilers for first place in the Pacific Division and six ahead of the Kings.Anze Kopitar and Vladislav Gavrikov scored for Los Angeles (45-24-10), which has lost two straight and four of six. Joonas Korpisalo allowed five goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Pheonix Copley, who stopped all 22 shots he faced in relief.

Kessel gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead 2:54 of the first period when his wraparound attempt trickled in under the glove of Korpisalo.The goal came 21 seconds after the Kings had a goal disallowed following a challenge for offside.

Barbashev made it 2-0 at 3:56 with a one-timer from below the right circle off a cross-ice pass from Stephenson, who won a puck battle with Blake Lizotte at the blue line.

Stephenson extended the lead to 3-0 at 6:07, beating Korpisalo five-hole with a backhand from in front.

Nicolas Roy then made it 4-0 at 11:23 of the first, tapping in a backdoor pass from Jack Eichel on a power play after Zack MacEwen was assessed a major for boarding. Billiga Ishockey Tröjor

Jonathan Marchessault pushed it to 5-0 at 1:02 of the second period, roofing a wrist shot over the left shoulder of Korpisalo from the right circle after Kopitar couldn't handle a pass from Adrian Kempe.

Kopitar made it 5-1 with a power-play goal at 11:24, scoring from in front after Kempe's cross-ice pass pinballed to him off Brett Howden and Alex Pietrangelo.

Gavrikov cut it to 5-2 at 14:10 with a short-handed breakaway goa