Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Mike Richards had a goal and an assist, while
Justin Williams added three assists to help the Los Angeles Kings take a 4-2
win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Anze Kopitar, Slava Voynov and Jeff Carter each added a goal for the Kings,
who had dropped their previous two coming in. Jonathan Quick made 18 saves in
Derick Brassard and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets, who have
dropped three of their last four. Steve Mason gave up all four goals on 31
shots in the loss.
The only goal of the first period went to Columbus as the team took a 1-0 lead
at the 13:02 mark when Fedor Tyutin sent a sharp pass from the left point on
the rush to the front of the net, where it went off the skate of MacKenzie and
Los Angeles tied the game just 32 seconds into the second period as Kopitar
broke through a defender and chipped in a backhand for his third of the year.
The Kings took the lead just under four minutes later on the power play when
Carter tried to throw the puck out front from the goal line and it went off
the skate of Tyutin and in.
Columbus tied the game just over a minute later on Brassard's backhander from
the slot, but the Kings grabbed the lead back five minutes later on a bullet
shot from Voynov from the right point for a 3-2 lead.
Los Angeles put the game away with 6:16 to play as Williams made a move at the
left circle to get closer to the net and his shot on Mason saw Richards sweep
in the rebound.
Los Angeles continues its five-game road trip in Nashville on Thursday ...
Columbus hosts Calgary on Thursday ... Each team won twice in the series last
season ... LA was 1-for-3 on the power play, while Columbus was 0-for-3.
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