The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves for his 11th career playoff shutout, Shea Theodore scored in the first period and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Wednesday to win the franchise’s first playoff game.
The expansion club will try to take a 2-0 lead in its first-round playoff series Friday night.
Fleury got his first playoff shutout since last May, when his Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Kings entered with a combined 928 games of playoff experience, but Vegas came out looking like a seasoned bunch ready for the postseason.
Like the Golden Knight mascot who slayed a bumbling king during a pregame show, Vegas was physical from the start.
William Carrier led the team with 10 hits.