LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Carter scored in his 1,000th career game, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday for their third straight victory.
Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who are on their longest win streak of the season. Nikolai Prokhorkin scored his first career goal, and Jonathan Quick made 28 saves.
Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Marchessault each had a goal and an assist for the Golden Knights, who have lost five straight. William Karlsson also scored, and Malcolm Subban made 21 saves.
Carter tipped Matt Roy’s shot from the blue line to put the Kings ahead 4-3 at 12:42 of the third period. It was the 371st career goal and 713th point for Carter, who also played his 500th game with the Kings.
The Golden Knights had tied it at 3 when Karlsson scored 17:06 into the second.
Pacioretty got his seventh goal of the season at 7:24 of the second when Reilly Smith’s shot deflected in off his skate, but Prokhorkin followed Kyle Clifford’s shot for his first career point and a 3-1 lead at 9:08.
Marchessault cut the margin to 3-2 at 14:52 on a shot from the blue line through traffic.
The Kings took a 1-0 lead on Blake Lizotte’s short-handed goal at 10:59 of the first. Adrian Kempe lost control of the puck breaking in on net during an odd-man rush, but it ended up going to Lizotte for his second career goal.
Doughty made it 2-0 at 15:10 with a one-timer from the left circle. The power-play goal was Doughty’s 480th career point, moving into 10th place in Kings history.
NOTES: Marchessault has two goals and two assists during a four-game point streak. ... Kings C Anze Kopitar had an assist to extend his point streak to six games. He has three goals and six assists in that span. ... Vegas signed F Peyton Krebs to a three-year, entry-level contract. Krebs was selected No. 17 overall in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Golden Knights: Host the Calgary Flames on Sunday.
Kings: Visit the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.
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