Pittsburgh 3, Los Angeles 2

Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 9-3-1-2 4-1-1-0 5-2-0-2 W1
Los Angeles 6-4-1-2 3-3-0-1 3-1-1-1 L4


Chris Kunitz scored the tying goal with under three minutes left in regulation and notched the game-winner in the fourth round of the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the host Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night.

Steve Sullivan scored a goal and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots for Pittsburgh, which avoided dropping all three games of its road trip.

The Kings’ Anze Kopitar and Kris Letang of the Penguins traded goals in the second round of the shootout. Following misses from both teams, Simon Gagne’s attempt was turned aside before Kunitz won it.

Gagne, whose early penalty led to the Penguins’ first goal, gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at 13:49 of the third on a feed from Kopitar. The Penguins responded when Kunitz leveled the score with 2:57 left by beating Jonathan Quick with a backhanded finish from Jordan Staal.

Kopitar scored his team-best seventh goal and Quick made 31 saves as the Kings dropped their fourth straight.

Sullivan quieted the Staples Center crowd in the opening minutes with a power-play tally after Gagne drew a penalty for high-sticking Paul Martin 37 seconds in.

The Kings evened it up at 13:34 of the second on Kopitar’s backhanded tally over Fleury’s glove.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Los Angeles
Chris Kunitz 1 Points Anze Kopitar 2
Chris Kunitz 1 Goals Anze Kopitar 1
Pascal Dupuis 1 Assists Justin Williams 2
Steve Sullivan 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .923 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .939
Marc-Andre Fleury 24 Saves Jonathan Quick 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 33 3 1-6 4-4 8 22
Los Angeles 26 2 0-4 5-6 12 41

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against San Jose. The Kings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Penguins have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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