Preseason Game #6: Vegas Golden Knights 2-0 Against Los Angeles Kings
The team at Adam S. Kutner & Associates was able to give away two tickets and a Zamboni ride to last night’s preseason home game. Take a look through our Facebook post for more pictures of our winner. Continue reading for a full-game recap against the LA Kings!
It was a packed house on Friday night at the T-Mobile Arena as local fans donned their VGK hats and jerseys for the second to last preseason game. The action was slow on the ice against LA for most of the first period. With four minutes remaining in the first period, the Golden Knights killed off a penalty keeping the game scoreless after twenty minutes of play.
Vegas opened the scoring on a mid-second period deflection by power forward Ryan Reaves. The big fella parked himself in front of the Kings net and redirected a wrist shot off the stick of Jonathan Marcheassault. Reaves scored his first preseason goal, Marchassault nabs his third assist, and Shea Theodore collects an assist in his first exhibition game.
“They gave me all that money and I went out in the summer and bought a pair of hands and these are working. My nana had a tough night, last night, and my mom told me to go score a goal tonight so it all just kind of came together.” – Ryan Reaves, Vegas Forward
Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury heated up after his team took the lead and snuffed out multiple Kings rushes late in the second. After 40 minutes of play, the Golden Knights took a 1-0 lead heading to the third period.
“It was fun, it’s fun to be a part of those games again. Its only preseason and you can feel the intensity in the building and we just started the game and wanted to make sure we got that win you know. It was fun.” – Marc Andre Fleury
LA’s Adrian Kempe started the third with a sharp shot towards Fleury that fortunately hit off the post preserving a one goal lead for Vegas. Midway through the third period tempers began to flare as Deryk Engelland and LA’s Kurtis McDermid took matching roughing penalties. However, the game settled down and both teams continued to battle out a tight game.
With five minutes remaining and the score still 1-0, the 17,900 Golden Knights fans began the universal chant “Beat LA, Beat LA, Beat LA.”
With under a minute to go, defenseman Brayden McNabb added an insurance empty net goal. Vegas finished the game with a 2-0 victory.
“To be back in front of that crowd, I was trying to not to skate too hard in warmups and use my legs early because the crowd is there and they’re loud. It felt good tonight.” – Shea Theodore, VGK Defenseman
Vegas will finish up the preseason on Sunday, September 30 at 5PM at the T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights will have their first chance to watch Erik Karlsson and the new look San Jose Sharks.