Kings defeat Golden Knights, end three-game losing streak

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LAS VEGASCalvin Petersen made 39 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.

Petersen won for the third time in his past four starts and is 2-1-0 against the Golden Knights this season.

Andreas Athanasiou had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles (14-14-6), which ended a three-game losing streak. The Golden Knights won 4-1 against the Kings here on Monday.

Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist for Vegas (24-9-1), which had its six-game home winning streak end. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves.

Athanasiou scored his first goal in nine games at 1:58 of the first period to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.

Lias Andersson, playing in his first NHL game since Feb. 16, made it 2-0 at 17:23 of the first.

William Karlsson cut it to 2-1 at 9:41 of the second period.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan made it 3-1 at 12:21 of the second when Fleury lost Athanasiou’s attempt in his pads and Dolan scored on the rebound.

Alex Iafallo made it 4-1 at 16:12 of the second after evading Fleury’s poke check.

Theodore scored at 3:36 of the third for the 4-2 final.

Vegas played the third period with 10 forwards. Ryan Reaves was a late scratch due to a lower-body injury. Chandler Stephenson was given a game misconduct at 18:14 of the second period for elbowing Los Angeles’ Tobias Bjornfot.

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