Kings beat Canucks 4-3 in second pre-season game in China
Vancouver Canucks' goaltender Andres Nilsson makes a save against Oscar Fantenberg of the Los Angeles Kings, second from left, during their NHL China preseason hockey game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:35AM EDT
BEIJING -- The Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in penalties to win both of the National Hockey League's first-ever preseason games in China.
Saturday's game in Beijing caps a push by the NHL to popularize ice hockey in China ahead of the country's hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The Kings won the first game in Shanghai on Thursday 5-2.
Game MVP Jake Muzzin opened the scoring for the Kings in the first period.
Vancouver tied the score 3-3 in the third period with a goal from Chris Tanev but after a scoreless overtime, Jonny Brodzinski sealed the win for the Kings.