Toffoli scores in overtime to lift Kings past Vegas 4-3

Published 10:58 p.m. ET Dec. 23, 2018 | Updated 12:00 a.m. ET Dec. 24, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Toffoli sent the Los Angeles Kings into their holiday break with a little extra hope for the New Year.

Toffoli scored 1:40 into overtime to lift Los Angeles past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Sunday night, marking the second straight night the Kings won in overtime after beating San Jose on Saturday.

It was Los Angeles’ third straight win overall, while it collected a point for the fifth time in six games. Los Angeles is trying to climb out of last place in the Pacific Division.

After Kings goalie Calvin Petersen made a series of spectacular saves to start overtime, Vegas defenseman Nate Schmidt turned his back on a streaking Toffoli, who caught the Golden Knights on a shift change. He took Oscar Fantenberg’s stretch pass and beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway with a wrist shot.

“I have no clue what their D-man was doing, but you…

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