Las Vegas–Tonight the Vegas Golden Knights completed their quick two game California road swing with a stopover in Los Angeles as they took on the Kings for the 2nd time this season.

The Golden Knights entered the contest with 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks from the night before.

For the majority of the opening period it was the Los Angeles Kings that maintained a solid attack plan on the Golden Knights and for their efforts they were rewarded with the leading goal of the game from Marian Gaborik at the 8:13 mark of the 1st.

Gaborik had himself parked in front of Marc-André Fleury as he screened a long range shot from defenseman Derek Forbort. On the initial scoring record they had called a Forbort but after further reveiw, Gaborik was credited for his 6th goal of the season.

With a 1:26 left in the middle frame, the Golden Knights after putting in the work against the Kings were finally rewarded for their effort and it was Jonathan Marchessault that put Vegas on the board. Marchessault scored the game tying goal after his third try vs. Jonathan Quick that made it 1-1 hockey game.

Colin Miller and Reilly Smith connected for the assists on Marchessault’s 13th of the season for the Golden Knights.

Marchessault’s Game Tying In The Goal In The 2nd Period

In his 28th game of the season with the Golden Knights forward Brendan Leipsic finally broke thru with his 1st goal of the campaign with 8:50 left in the 3rd period. Leipsic caught initial scoring opportunity by Alex Tuch and jammed the puck past Quick for a 2-1 Vegas lead.

Cody Eakin and Tuch earned assists on Leipsic’s go ahead goal in the 3rd.

Leipsic’s 1st Of The Season With The Golden Knights

Later in the 3rd period, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare broke his stick on the play and Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin found the puck and threw it on net and on it’s way to Fleury it was re-directed by blueliner Drew Doughty as he tied to game up 2-2 at the 15:27 mark.

Doughty’s late goal forced overtime as both teams were deadlocked at a 2-2 score. The Golden Knights entered the 4th period with a 5-0 record while the Kings came into the overtime frame with 5-4 record.

In the overtime frame it was end to end action with Fleury and Quick matching pretty much save for save against one another. With 1:30 left of the 4th period it was David Perron scoring the game winning goal from a setup pass by Smith for his second overtime marker this season. Perron went stick side on Quick for the 3-2 Golden Knights victory over the Kings.

Perron’s OT Winner For The Golden Knights

At the conclusion of the overtime affair, the Golden Knights record against the Pacific Division this season improved to 11-1-0.

Since the return of starting netminder Fleury, the Golden Knights goalie record is 4-0-1. With the 3-2 overtime win Vegas improved to 25-9-2 for 52 points in the standings with a 3 point cushion over the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division and maintained their 1st place lead in the Western Conference over idle Nashville.

Fleury had a great night with a 26 save performance and recorded a .930 save percentage in his 700th NHL game of his career.

Season Series: 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Kings

Postgame Reaction From David Perron

Vegas Makes National Hockey League History

The Golden Knights made history tonight as they become the first ever franchise in NHL history to record 6 straight wins in it’s inaugural season.

3 Stars Of The Game

Vegas Golden Knights: David Perron (Overtime Winning Goal, 2nd of the season)

Vegas Golden Knights: Marc-André Fleury (4-0-1 since his return)

Vegas Golden Knights: Reilly Smith (2 assists)

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