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#1 Posted by Dogcat250 8 months 1 week ago
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LOS ANGELES -- Anze Kopitar and Matt Frattin each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Scrivens extended his unlikely winning streak with 19 saves in the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Justin Williams also had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have earned a point in seven consecutive games. Captain Dustin Brown and Dwight King also scored in Los Angeles impressive return from a four-game road trip. Scrivens shutout streak ended at 191 minutes, 19 seconds on Valtteri Filppulas power-play goal late in the second period, but injured Jonathan Quicks new backup cruised to his fourth consecutive victory in his home debut. Ben Bishop stopped 26 shots and Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay. The Lightning fell out of first place in the Eastern Conference with their second straight loss. Boston passed Tampa Bay atop the Atlantic Division standings with a win over the Rangers earlier in the evening. Tampa Bay captain Martin St. Louis had an assist in his 1,000th NHL game, but the Lightning are winless halfway through their four-game West Coast road trip, with Bishop struggling in both Phoenix and Los Angeles. Drew Doughty had two assists for the Kings, who are attempting to keep pace in the tough Pacific Division while Quick and top goal-scorer Jeff Carter are out with injuries. So far, its working: The Kings havent lost in regulation since Nov. 2, and they scored five goals in a 23-minute stretch spanning the first two periods against the Lightning, avenging a 5-1 loss in Tampa Bay last month. With 31 points, Los Angeles moved one point behind Chicago and Anaheim for the overall NHL lead into a third-place tie with the Blues, San Jose and Phoenix. After joining the Kings from Toronto during the summer, Scrivens barely played behind Quick in the first 18 games. But the Kings 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner strained his groin late in an overtime loss at Buffalo on Nov. 12, and Scrivens has been outstanding since, allowing two goals in a road win over the New York Islanders before finishing the trip with back-to-back shutouts. Scrivens, who made his first eight appearances for Los Angeles on the road, fell just short of Quicks franchise-record shutout streak of 202 minutes, 11 seconds. The Kings went ahead when Kopitar skated onto a back pass from Doughty and put a shot through traffic past Bishop for his sixth goal of the season. After a quiet finish to last season and a slow start this fall, the Slovenian star has 16 points in his past 14 games. Los Angeles scored again on a power play late in the first period when Frattin artfully deflected Slava Voynovs long shot from the wall. The goal was just the second in 20 games for Frattin, acquired along with Scrivens in the trade sending Jonathan Bernier to the Maple Leafs. King put Los Angeles up 4-0 with a short-handed goal late in the second period, forcing a turnover and deflecting Linden Veys shot for his career-best seventh goal. Filppula scored his team-leading ninth goal during the same four-minute power play. Moments later, Brown broke in alone for just his second goal in 18 games after a steal by Frattin. NOTES: Williams got credit for his eighth goal early in the second period when he touched the puck right before it caromed off Tampa Bays Matt Carle and Alex Killorn, who swept it into Bishops net with his trailing leg. ... The Lightning made their first visit to Staples Center since Nov. 4, 2010. ... Tampa Bay scratched F B.J. Crombeen for just the third time this season. D Andrej Sustr also sat out for just the sixth time in 21 games. Jakob Silfverberg Ducks Jersey . The Brazilian-born strikers brace drew him level with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the leagues leading scorers with 17 goals apiece through 16 rounds. 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With nothing tangible at stake, the Raptors turned in their most impressive outing of the fall in their seventh and second to last exhibition tilt against their stiffest competition yet, but they lost a couple starters in the process.HAMILTON - Garrett Wilson scored twice as the San Antonio Rampage downed the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-2 in American Hockey League action on Sunday.Rocco Grimaldi, Bobby Butler, and Connor Brickley also scored for the Rampage (5-2-0), who had goals 49 seconds apart in the second periodd to take the lead for good.ddddddddddddChristian Thomas and Gabriel Dumont replied for the Bulldogs (2-2-2), who outshot their opponent 30-26.San Antonios Dan Ellis made 28 saves for the win while Hamiltons Joey MacDonald stopped 21 shots to shoulder in the loss. ' ' '
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