Golden Knights host the Kings following Pietrangelo's 2-goal game
Los Angeles Kings (45-22-10, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (48-22-8, first in the Pacific Division)
Paradise, Nevada; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights host the Los Angeles Kings after Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals in the Golden Knights' 3-2 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators.
Vegas is 48-22-8 overall and 11-9-3 against the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights have allowed 220 goals while scoring 254 for a +34 scoring differential.
Los Angeles is 13-7-3 against the Pacific Division and 45-22-10 overall. The Kings have gone 40-6-4 in games they score three or more goals.
The teams meet Thursday for the fourth time this season. The Golden Knights won the previous meeting 4-3. Pietrangelo scored two goals in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Chandler Stephenson has 14 goals and 46 assists for the Golden Knights. Pavel Dorofeyev has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.
Anze Kopitar has 26 goals and 42 assists for the Kings. Phillip Danault has six assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 6-2-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, three penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Kings: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: William Carrier: out (lower-body), Robin Lehner: out for season (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Mark Stone: out (back), Adin Hill: out (lower body), Shea Theodore: day to day (undisclosed), Logan Thompson: day to day (undisclosed).
Kings: Gabriel Vilardi: day to day (upper-body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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