The Golden Knights outshot the Kings 24-4 in the 2nd period and would get two past LA goaltender Jack Campbell. "For me, it is really important because that is somebody is helping me from up there because I really believe in that".
Golden Knights: 5-4-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a.873 save percentage. Eric Robinson and Nathan Gerbe also scored, Pierre-Luc Dubois had three assists and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 37 shots.
Buffalo hosts the Vegas Golden Knights after Evan Rodrigues scored two goals in the Sabres' 5-1 victory over the Red Wings.
It only gets tougher from that point on, too, with incredibly tough matchups against the Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes, not to mention a tilt against a resurgent and red hot Tampa Bay Lightning team.
It was the seventh time in 10 games the Golden Knights allowed at least four goals in a game, and fifth straight game Vegas allowed its guest to score the first goal of the game. Bemstron scored on a power-play one-timer to make it 1-0 late in the first.
But, with all the bumps in the road that have already been encountered by the Knights already this year, this road trip will tell us a lot about this team's character.
Vegas fell behind 2-0 for the fourth straight game when Scott Harrington's shot from the point was deflected by Dubois 2:06 into the second period. It took Columbus nearly nine minutes of play to get its first shot on goal.
The Golden Knights have gone 10-8-3 away from home.
The Kings' four first-period goals tied for the most goals scored in one period against Vegas this season, matching Philadelphia, which did it on October 21.
The closest Vegas came to a goal was about two minutes into the third period, when T-Mobile Arena's entertainment staff prematurely blew the goal-horn and blasted smoke from the top of the glass at each end after Reilly Smith streaked in on the right side and clanked the puck off the crossbar.
"It sounds so simple and cliche, but we just started moving our feet", Max Pacioretty said about the difference between the first period and the rest of the game.
Pacioretty, who will join Head Coach Gerard Gallant during the All-Star festivities, will make the first NHL All-Star game appearance of his career. Keegan Kolesar, who was drafted by Columbus in the third round of the 2015 draft, made his National Hockey League debut for the Golden Knights.
Given that five teams all have a chance of winning the Division, which is just nuts, the Golden Knights don't have much room for error.