Stephenson scores twice, Golden Knights top Kings for sweep


LAS VEGAS — Chandler Stephenson scored two goals for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday.

Stephenson broke a tie when he scored on the power play to make it 4-3 at 1:38 of the third period. It was the forward’s first two-goal game since Jan. 31, 2018, for the Washington Capitals.

Zach Whitecloud scored his first NHL regular-season goal, and Robin Lehner made 29 saves for the Golden Knights (7-1-1), who defeated the Kings 5-2 on Friday. It was Lehner’s first win in three starts.

Los Angeles (3-6-2) lost its fourth consecutive game despite scoring on its first two shots on goal.

Anze Kopitar scored 36 seconds into the game to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.

Reilly Smith tied it 1-1 at 5:57.

Adrian Kempe scored on the Kings’ second shot at 7:06 to make it 2-1, but Whitecloud scored 26 seconds later to tie it 2-2 at 7:32.

Stephenson gave the Golden Knights a 3-2 lead at 11:37 after receiving a no-look, backhand pass from Mark Stone.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored his first NHL goal at 8:53 of the second period to tie it 3-3.

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