Los Angeles 3, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 26-18-4-6 15-11-0-4 11-7-4-2 W1
Tampa Bay 23-24-2-3 15-8-1-1 8-16-1-2 L1

Recap


Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner recorded second-period goals to break a tie and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves as the visiting Los Angeles Kings defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday.
 
Clifford scored his fourth goal on a breakaway after coming out of the penalty box at 10:16 to give the Kings a 2-1 lead. Penner popped in a rebound from the slot for his fifth goal with 2:14 remaining in the second as Los Angeles improved to 1-2 halfway through a six-game road trip.
 
Steven Stamkos scored his league-leading 35th goal to tie the game 1-1 for the Lightning at 7:49 of the second period, finishing a 2-on-1 with former Kings forward Teddy Purcell. Stamkos, who turned 22 Tuesday, has at least one goal against every other NHL team.
 
Anze Kopitar scored on a deflection in the first period for the Kings, who improved to 15-0-1 when scoring at least three goals.
 
The Lightning, who had a 25-20 edge in shots, ended a five-game homestand 3-1-1 and lost in regulation for the first time in eight games. Tampa Bay was 0 for 3 on the power play and is six for its last 63.
 
Tampa Bay’s Marty St. Louis was held scoreless, ending a nine-game point streak.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Tampa Bay
Kyle Clifford 1 Points Steven Stamkos 1
Kyle Clifford 1 Goals Steven Stamkos 1
Matt Greene 1 Assists Eric Brewer 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .960 Save Percentage Dwayne Roloson .850
Jonathan Quick 24 Saves Dwayne Roloson 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 20 3 0-2 3-3 6 27
Tampa Bay 25 1 0-3 2-2 4 23

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay . The Lightning have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .379 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Kings have a W/L % of .360 after a win and .586 after a loss.
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