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Kings’ Jack Campbell stars under heavy pressure in loss to Vegas – Daily News

Kings’ Jack Campbell stars under heavy pressure in loss to Vegas – Daily News
  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights blocks a wraparound shot by Alex Iafallo #19 of the Los Angeles Kings in the primary interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights blocks a Los Angeles Kings’ shot as Nate Schmidt #88 of the Golden Knights and Alex Iafallo #19 of the Kings search for a rebound in the primary interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings gloves the puck behind him for a save as he loses his masks as Shea Theodore #27 of the Vegas Golden Knights journeys over him in the primary interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27) falls over Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell (36) in the course of the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings gloves the puck behind him for a save as he loses his masks as Shea Theodore #27 of the Vegas Golden Knights journeys over him in the primary interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell (36) loses his helmet throughout a play towards the Vegas Golden Knights through the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights left wing William Service (28) and Los Angeles Kings middle Anze Kopitar (11) vie for the puck in the course of the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Cody Eakin #21 of the Vegas Golden Knights takes a shot towards Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings in the second interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings dives to attempt to cease a shot by Cody Eakin #21 of the Vegas Golden Knights in the second interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings blocks a shot deflected towards the web by Ryan Reaves #75 of the Vegas Golden Knights in the second interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings blocks a Vegas Golden Knights’ shot as Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Golden Knights seems to be for a rebound in the second interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Brandon Pirri #73 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a third-period power-play objective towards the Los Angeles Kings throughout their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kings 2-Zero. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Cody Eakin #21 and Brandon Pirri #73 of the Vegas Golden Knights rejoice after Eakin assisted Pirri on a third-period power-play objective towards the Los Angeles Kings throughout their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kings 2-Zero. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights stops a breakaway shot try by Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kings 2-Zero. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 01: Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings blocks a Vegas Golden Knights’ shot in the second interval of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on January 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kings 2-Zero. (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

  • Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb (Three) and Los Angeles Kings proper wing Dustin Brown (23) vie for the puck in the course of the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell (36) blocks a shot by Vegas Golden Knights middle Jonathan Marchessault (81) through the second interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27) and Los Angeles Kings middle Anze Kopitar (11) vie for the puck through the second interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Kings goaltender Jack Campbell blocks a shot by the Vegas Golden Knights in the course of the second interval of Tuesday’s recreation in Las Vegas. Campbell made 46 saves in a 2-Zero loss. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights middle Brandon Pirri, middle, celebrates after scoring towards the Los Angeles Kings through the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland, proper, congratulates Alex Tuch (89), who scored towards the Los Angeles Kings in the course of the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights proper wing Ryan Reaves (75) reaches for the puck through the third interval of the group’s NHL hockey recreation towards the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury blocks a shot by the Los Angeles Kings through the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights proper wing Ryan Reaves (75) jumps to keep away from a shot on aim towards the Los Angeles Kings through the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings middle Anze Kopitar (11) through the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights proper wing Ryan Reaves (75) collides with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) through the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker (61) skates round Vegas Golden Knights middle Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) in the course of the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

  • Vegas Golden Knights middle Brandon Pirri, second from left, celebrates after scoring towards the Los Angeles Kings in the course of the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — The Kings can be hard-pressed to beat anybody on an evening once they get outshot 48-17, not to mention one of many league’s stingiest groups.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 17 photographs for his league-leading sixth shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Kings 2-Zero on Tuesday night time.

Brandon Pirri continued his superb scoring run for the Golden Knights in the third interval, when he jumped on a unfastened puck on the proper faceoff dot and sniped his sixth aim and eighth level in seven video games this season. Pirri has 9 objectives in 9 video games since becoming a member of Vegas final season.

Fleury, who improved to 7-Zero-Three in his final 10 appearances courting to Dec. 9, earned his 23rd win in his 37th begin – each league-bests – and Alex Tuch added an empty-netter in the ultimate minute.

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Kings goalie Jack Campbell, who was reactivated on Monday, had a career-high 46 saves, together with a number of spectacular stops in the second interval when the Golden Knights had 18 photographs.

Whereas it’s usually Fleury who’s diving between the pipes making flashy saves, Campbell’s largest save got here throughout a Golden Knights energy play. Vegas’ Jonathan Marchessault fired a one-timer at a large open internet, however Campbell got here flying from the appropriate publish to the left to block the shot and hold the sport scoreless.

“It felt kind of brutal in the first period, I was kind of like excited nervous in a good way,” stated Campbell, whose first NHL win was inside T-Cellular, the place he made 41 saves in a Four-1 win over the Golden Knights final February. “It took me 20 minutes to get kind of settled in and I felt like I found my game after that. I just needed one more save.”

The Kings have gone on a 5-2-1 tear in their final eight video games to transfer out of final place in the West, one level forward of St. Louis, which has 34.

The Golden Knights, who’re Eight-1-Three in their final 12 video games, beat the Kings for the second time in 4 days after profitable on Saturday at Staples Middle.

Boosted by a four-game win streak after a three-day Christmas break, the Golden Knights have 52 factors to tie Calgary atop the Pacific Division, and each are even with Winnipeg in the West. Nevertheless, the Flames have performed three fewer video games than Vegas, and the Jets have 4 video games in hand.

“Since the Christmas break, we’ve played great hockey,” Gallant stated. “It feels like we’ve got a lot more energy in our step and the guys are playing well and working hard. So, I love the way we played the last four games.”

The Golden Knights have additionally improved defensively in the course of the four-game streak, permitting simply two power-play objectives in 14 alternatives (85.7 %), whereas Fleury and Malcolm Subban have stopped 106 of 109 photographs (97.2 save proportion).

“Right now, I think we’re clicking in a lot of different areas, we’re working hard, we’re going to the net putting pucks there and playing the percentages,” stated Cody Eakin, who assisted on Pirri’s aim. “Defensively we’re doing pretty good and I think that’s been throughout the whole lineup.”

NOTES

Vegas ahead Cody Eakin is one recreation shy of his 500th, whereas ahead Jonathan Marchessault in one away from 300. … Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has performed in 369 consecutive video games, courting to Oct. Eight, 2014. … Campbell’s first NHL win was inside T-Cellular, the place he made 41 saves in a Four-1 win over the Golden Knights final February. … Kings ahead Anze Kopitar, who has recorded factors in eight of the final 11 video games (two objectives, seven assists) had his four-game level streak snapped. He’s one objective shy of 300 in his profession.

UP NEXT

The Kings host Tampa Bay on Thursday night time.

The Golden Knights are on the Geese on Friday night time.

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