National Hockey League
Los Angeles 4, Vegas 1
When: 10:30 PM ET, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Steve Kozari, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 18419

Rookie goaltender Cal Petersen made 42 saves and Anze Kopitar scored two goals as the Los Angeles Kings snapped the franchise-record-tying eight-game winning streak of the Vegas Golden Knights with a 4-1 victory Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Alex Iafallo had a goal and an assist and Trevor Lewis scored a goal for Los Angeles, which won its third consecutive game. Drew Doughty and Ben Hutton each added two assists for the Kings, who improved to 6-2-1 in their past nine games.

Shea Theodore scored for Pacific Division-leading Vegas, which suffered its first loss since Feb. 11, when it was blanked at Minnesota 4-0. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 of 17 shots, losing for the first time in six starts. The Kings are in last place in the division.

Los Angeles, which jumped to a 4-0 first-period lead in a 5-2 victory over the Golden Knights in their most recent visit to T-Mobile Arena on Jan. 9, took a 2-0 lead Sunday night thanks to two goals by Kopitar. The first came at the 2:01 mark when he roofed Iafallo's pass from behind the net over Fleury's right shoulder. The second came when he backhanded in a rebound of a Dustin Brown shot from the right side of the crease for his 20th goal of the season, the 11th time in 14 seasons that Kopitar has scored 20 goals in a season.

Lewis extended the Kings' lead to 3-0 midway through the second period when he streaked down the left wing, stopped and spun and fired a wrist shot past Fleury's glove side for his fifth goal of the season.

Theodore cut the Knights' deficit to 3-1 with his 11th goal on the power play when he intercepted Hutton's clearing path above the high slot and rifled a wrist shot past Petersen.

Iafallo then put Los Angeles back up by three goals with a power-play goal just before the end of the second period, shoveling in a rebound of an Adrian Kempe shot on the blue ice for his 16th goal of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Los Angeles   Vegas
Anze Kopitar 2 Points Shea Theodore 1
Anze Kopitar 2 Goals Shea Theodore 1
Drew Doughty 2 Assists Shea Theodore 0
Anze Kopitar 1 Power Play Goals Shea Theodore 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Calvin Petersen .977 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .765
Calvin Petersen 42 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 13
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 17 4 2-2 3-4 10 29
Vegas 43 1 1-4 0-2 6 27
Upcoming Games
  • Vegas will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Kings have a W/L % of .320 after a win and .415 after a loss.