September 27, 2017

A game in Las Vegas on Tuesday had a very Washington feel to it. A preseason game between the Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights featured three former Caps who all featured prominently in the outcome.

Cody Eakin scored a goal for the Golden Knights, but the game-winning came off the sticks of Nate Schmidt and Brooks Laich.

With the game tied at 2, Schmidt took the puck off the opening faceoff in overtime. He was pressured by Kings forward Alex Iafallo who forced Schmidt into a turnover and set up Laich for the overtime winner.

Hearts all across Washington were broken over the summer when Schmidt was selected from Washington in the Vegas expansion draft. Laich is with the Kings on a professional tryout and is fighting to keep his NHL career alive. He did not play in an NHL game last season for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they sent him to the AHL. Tuesday was Laich's first game of the preseason.

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