LOS ANGELES–The Golden Knights flipped the script on Friday’s collapse, completing a 2-0 comeback of their own on Saturday night to defeat the Kings in a shoot-out.
How it happened
Alex Lefrerriere opened the scoring just under seven minutes into the opening period, with Pierre-Luc Dubois and Matt Roy tallying assists on the goal. It was the only goal of the first period.
Early in the second period, Trevor Lewis poked a rebound off Logan Thompson loose and past the goal line to give LA a 2-0 lead. Under three minutes later, the Knights began their spirited comeback when Michael Amadio tallied his second goal of the season courtesy of a William Karlsson assist.
With just about seven minutes remaining in the second period, William Carrier scored for the Knights to knot the score at 2-2. Despite Friday’s abysmal effort having bled into the start of Saturday’s game, the Knights entered the second intermission tied and carrying the momentum.
Captain Mark Stone gave the Knights a 3-2 lead on a power-play goal with around 13:30 left in the game. For about 12:30, the Knights held firm before a Drew Doughty snipe tied the game with under a minute to go. For the second straight night, the Knights would be forced to play the extra period.
This time, they didn’t shoot themselves in the foot with a dumb penalty or costly turnover. They played a relatively conservative overtime period, forcing a shoot-out in which the franchise man Jack Eichel scored the decisive point.
The Knights are back at home on Monday night, facing off with the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. PDT at T-Mobile Arena. The game will be broadcast live on Scripps Sports and the KnightTime+ app.