In their back-to-back preseason matchup with the Vegas Golden Knights, the LA Kings dropped Game 2 by a 4-0 score on Friday night. The Kings largely outshot Vegas through the first two periods, but the Golden Knights came out firing in the third period.

Already with a 2-0 lead, William Karlsson scored just 18 seconds into the final frame, and Daniil Miromanov scored his second goal of the game with just under seven minutes gone by.

First, the box score.

The full box score is here.

A few quick notes:

  • Nothing like welcome to the LA Kings like a breakaway on your first shift. Unfortunately, Viktor Arvidsson was stopped by Vegas netminder Laurent Brossoit.
  • Overall, the Brown – Kopitar – Arvidsson line did not look great on Friday, as highlighted by each players -3 rating.
  • The Tkachev – Vilardi – Andersson line impressed yet again.
  • Speaking of Tkachev, he put together another strong game. I love how he can carry the puck through the neutral zone and into the attacking zone. He almost potted a goal in the third period as well. See the video below.
  • The Kings couldn’t seem to generate anything on their powerplay opportunities. In fact, Cal Petersen had to make a big save with a shorthanded Golden Knights in a 3-on-1 chance at the end of the first period.
  • For the majority of the contest, it didn’t feel like a preseason game. There was a level of intensity that screamed regular season.

The Kings had 27 shots on goal after two periods – plenty of chances, but they couldn’t convert.

The Kings will host the Coyotes on Tuesday, with puck drop set for 7:30 pm PT.

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