Los Angeles Times

Quick gets early hook in Kings’ loss

Goalie replaced after surrenderi­ng three goals in first period to Golden Knights.


Max Pacioretty and Tomas Nosek each had a goal and two assists, MarcAndre Fleury made 21 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the host Kings 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Fleury got his 485th win, breaking a tie with Ed Belfour for fourth place in NHL history.

Alex Tuch, Chandler Stephenson, Mark Stone and Alex Pietrangel­o also scored for the Golden Knights, who have won four straight. They went 6-2-0 in the eight-game season series against the Kings.

Trevor Moore scored twice in his first multigoal game for the Kings, who have lost nine of 12. Jonathan Quick was replaced after surrenderi­ng three goals on eight shots in the first period, and Cal Petersen made 21 saves in relief.

Picking up where they left off in a 4-2 win over the Kings on Monday, the Golden Knights highlighte­d their speed and transition play to take a 1-0 lead 7:18 into the game.

Nosek kept the puck during a two-on-one rush to beat Quick with a wrist shot to the near post from the right circle, scoring his eighth goal.

Tuch made it 2-0 at 11:04 in nearly identical fashion, beating Quick to his glove side with a wrist shot off the rush with just under nine minutes left in the opening period.

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