With the Kings coming off a tough loss on Saturday, a win on the road against their new Pacific Division rivals could put them closer into gaining the lead. The period began with both teams fighting for the puck and each other. Alexander Burrows and Daniel Carcillo took unsportsmanlike conduct penalties that sparked the mood for the remainder of the game. The Kings responded on the opening goal with a 2 on 1 that left Kyle Clifford scoring his second on a backhander. LA outshot the Canucks 13-11, but with Carcillo red hot from his scuffle with Burrows the second period would impact the role of the game.
The Kings put a mark on Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler as Willie Mitchell took a call for roughing, five and a half minutes into the period with Justin Williams targeting Edler five minutes later. Both teams let their emotions loose as it sparked both teams to accumulate penalties with Carcillo earning a game misconduct along with Zack Kassian for their fight. Tom Sestito’s name was added to the list of players unable to return to play.
Jordan Nolan got into it with Canucks defenseman Ryan Stanton which in turn led to a pair of fighting majors. As the dust began to clear, it was Christopher Tanev who scored his first of the season to tie the game. The Kings were not done showing their anger as Mike Richards and Robyn Regeher took additional roughing penalties for the Kings roughing it with Burrows and Ryan Kesler.
The game finally got back to normal at the start of the third period, but with
Midpoint into the third, the Canucks were outshooting them 7-3. It would go to the brink of desperation for the Kings as Mike Richards scored on a wraparound from a Jeff Carter rebound to tie the game and grab his sixth. At the end of regulation the Canucks outshot
It took 48 seconds for Kopitar to end it with a bouncer from Slava Voynov into the Canucks end. That led to Kopitar gaining possession with the puck in a perfect position to send a wrister over Roberto Luongo and hold off yet another defeat. It was Kopitar’s seventh of the season and a winner that put them in a tie with their upcoming opponents from
Though the team won the game, their biggest help on the defense came from goaltender Ben Scrivens who held off
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