Six straight for the Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights completed a two-game sweep of their Pacific Division rivals in Southern California on Friday with a 3-2 overtime triumph over the Kings.
David Perron scored his ninth of the year with 1:30 to go in the extra frame as the Golden Knights continued their fairytale first year in existence.
Jonathan Marchessault and Brendan Leipsic each were on target earlier in regulation with the Kings countering through Marian Gaborik and Drew Doughty.
The win, couple with the victory over the Ducks in Anaheim on Wednesday also improved Vegas to 10-7-1 on the road after chatter earlier in the month that the Golden Knights record was benefitting from teams partying a little hard when they visited Las Vegas.
The Golden Knights, 1.001 to win the Pacific Division, return home to host the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend and with a three point lead over the Kings in the standings one fact is clear; Vegas will lead the Pacific Division as we head to the first of the New Year.
It is a quick stunning accomplishment and in a fairly weak Western Conference there is very little to stop this expansion franchise making a deep run in the play-offs.
Meanwhile the San Jose Sharks continued to build their momentum, winners of three in a row and 6-2-2 in their last 10 outings with a 3-2 shootout defeat of the Calgary Flames.
The Sharks' challenge this season has been consistency, only once winning four straight.
They'll have a chance to equal that when they play the Stars in Dallas on Sunday before continuing on their road trip with games against the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets.
The Golden Knights are 3.70 to win the Western Conference with the Kings 10001.00 and the Sharks priced at 4.90.
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