LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mikey Anderson, Viktor Arvidsson and Anze Kopitar scored in a span of 1:23 of the third period and the Los Angeles Kings won their third consecutive 6-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist to rack up 700 career points, Sean Durzi had a goal and two assists, and the Kings went 5-2-0 on their seven-game homestand. Jonathan Quick made 27 saves.
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Kris Letang and Radim Zohorna scored for the Penguins, who lost two of the three after a 10-game winning streak. Tristan Jarry conceded six goals on 45 shots.
Shortly after the Penguins tied it at 2 1:37 in the third on Zohorna’s one-timer, the Kings took control for good. Anderson retook the lead with his first of the year on a shot from the blue line that Jarry seemed to lose sight of. Arvidsson made it 4-2 on a one-timer 10 seconds later, and Kopitar scored his second goal and third point at 4.30am to cap off the goalscoring storm.
Brown put the Kings at 2-1 with 5:28 left in the second for his 700th run. He grabbed the rebound from Durzi’s shot and scored his first power play goal of the season at close range.
Durzi scored from the right point with 1:40 to play, with Brown getting the primary assist for his 701st point.
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Brown has 322 goals and 379 assists in 1,266 games, all with Los Angeles. He is the seventh player in franchise history with 700 points.
Letang extended his points streak to six games by forcing an own goal from Quick’s right skate with a centering pass 4:42 into play. It was Letang’s first goal to go along with nine assists during his strong play.
Kopitar corrected the mistake with 6:12 to go in the opening period, loosely pucked in the slot and defeated Jarry with a wrist slit to tie the 1-all.
COMMENTS: Kings F Trevor Moore had two assists, earning him five points in a three-game streak. … Kings F Samuel Fagemo made his NHL debut. Fagemo was a second-round pick in the 2019 draft… With three support staffers unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols, Aisha Visram served as an athletic trainer for the Kings. According to the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society and Society of Professional Hockey Equipment, Visram, head coach of the Los Angeles AHL subsidiary, is the first woman to have worked in any capacity on the bench of a regular-season NHL game. administrators.
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