Golden Knights beat Kings 3-2, are one win from advancing – USA TODAY


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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was strong again to improve to 3-0.(Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports)

The Vegas Golden Knights, continuing a season of surpassing expectations, are one win from sweeping their way to the second round of the NHL playoffs.

To reach that point, they achieved a couple more firsts Sunday night — their first playoff road victory and first playoff rally — in a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings had high hopes heading into the game because they were at home and were getting defenseman Drew Doughty back from a one-game suspension.

This game, like the first two in the series, was a goaltending battle, not surprising considering Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury has won three Stanley Cups and Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick has won two.

The Kings took their first lead of the series when Alex Iafallo buried Anze Kopitar’s cross-crease pass past Fleury in the first period.

First lead of the series! 🙌

…and can you please stop trying to wave off that goal, ref?

— LA Kings (@LAKings) April 16, 2018

Quick made that lead stand up until the third period when the Golden Knights finally beat him on a goal by Cody Eakin after the Knights hit the post and had a shot blocked but kept persisting.



— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 16, 2018

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