Golden Knights drop first home game to Kings

Vegas Golden Knights to play first game at Dallas on Oct. 6 (Photo: Pixabay)

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights dropped their first-ever home game when Brooks Laich scored 12 seconds into overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 exhibition win on Tuesday night.

The home debut attracted a crowd of 17,101 to T-Mobile Arena. The year-old arena seats a maximum of 17,500 for hockey.

Vegas has two home exhibition games remaining before its regular-season opener on Oct. 6 in Dallas. The Golden Knights' first regular-season home game is scheduled for Oct. 10 against Arizona.

Nic Down and Kurtis MacDermid scored for the Kings, and Jack Campbell made 27 saves.

Cody Eakin gave Vegas a 1-0 lead at 3:44 of the first, and William Carrier tied it at 2 when he scored 3:50 into the third. Calvin Pickard made 24 stops for the Golden Knights.

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