Los Angeles 3, Columbus 2

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 13-32-1-5 8-13-1-2 5-19-0-3 L6
Los Angeles 25-16-4-6 15-11-0-4 10-5-4-2 W2


Defenseman Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal with four-tenths of a second remaining in the third period to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 home triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Justin Williams and Dustin Penner also tallied while Doughty added an assist for Los Angeles, which completed a 2-1-1 homestand.

After Curtis Sanford made a pair of saves on Anze Kopitar, Doughty received a pass from fellow defenseman Jack Johnson and buried a shot from the slot just before time expired.

Williams opened the scoring at 8:40 of the first period as his shot from the left faceoff circle rang off the crossbar and right post before entering the net. The goal extended Williams' points streak to nine games.

Derek Dorsett tied it 69 seconds into the second session, but Penner stole the puck from R.J. Umberger at the Columbus blue line and beat Sanford from the right circle with 5 1/2 minutes left to give the Kings a 2-1 lead.

Colton Gillies knotted the game at 2-2 five minutes into the third, converting a pass by Antoine Vermette for his first goal since Apr. 10 while with Minnesota.

Sanford made 30 saves for the Blue Jackets, who fell to 0-4-1 on their six-game road trip. Columbus has lost seven straight road games and six in a row overall.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Los Angeles
Derek Dorsett 1 Points Drew Doughty 2
Derek Dorsett 1 Goals Drew Doughty 1
Derick Brassard 1 Assists Drew Doughty 1
N/A Power Play Goals Drew Doughty 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis Sanford .909 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .909
Curtis Sanford 30 Saves Jonathan Quick 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 22 2 0-3 1-3 6 22
Los Angeles 33 3 2-3 3-3 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Kings have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .593 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .071 after a win and .324 after a loss.
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