The Golden Knights planned to use their final two preseason games as dress rehearsals before their opener against the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday.
Their first one Thursday showed they still have work to do before their fifth campaign begins. The Knights lost 3-1 to the Arizona Coyotes in front of an announced crowd of 16,883 in their last preseason game at T-Mobile Arena.
Center Travis Boyd and right wings Christian Fischer and Andrew Ladd scored for Arizona, and goaltender Karel Vejmelka made 25 saves. Center William Karlsson scored the Knights’ lone goal in the second period.