Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Dwight King and Jeff Carter each had a goal
and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings grabbed a 4-3 win over the Columbus
Blue Jackets on Monday.
Dustin Brown and Tyler Toffoli each scored a goal for the Kings, who have won
their past two. Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on 26 shots in the win.
Jack Skille, Scott Hartnell and David Savard all scored for the Blue Jackets,
who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Curtis McElhinney allowed all four
goals on 44 shots in the loss.
The Blue Jackets got on board just 1:40 in as Skille threw a shot on net from
the right side that hit off the skate of LA’s Jamie McBain and went in.
It took just 32 seconds for the Kings to respond, though, as Carter skated
down the right wing and passed the puck to the front where King pushed it in
for his eighth of the year.
LA took a 2-1 lead at 8:01 of the first when King sent a pass from the low
left circle to the front where Toffoli wristed it over the glove of
Columbus tied the game at 14:18 of the second as Hartnell and Ryan Johansen
worked the puck back-and-forth with Hartnell finishing off the play on a
wrister from the right wing.
Again, though, the Kings quickly answered as Carter scored on a feed from
Brayden McNabb at 15:34.
The Kings took a 4-2 lead 1:49 into the third as Brown sent a pass to the slot
where Marian Gaborik’s wrister was stopped, but Brown picked up the rebound at
the left circle and wristed it in.
Savard scored on a wrister from the right point with the Blue Jackets skating
6-on-5 and 1:53 to play, but were unable to net the equalizer.
Hartnell appeared in his 1,000th game … Los Angeles hosts Calgary on
Thursday … Columbus hosts Philadelphia on Friday … Both teams were 0-for-1
on the power play.