Los Angeles 4, Columbus 2

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 3-3-1-1 1-1-0-1 2-2-1-0 W1
Columbus 3-6-0-1 2-3-0-1 1-3-0-0 L1


Kings 4, Blue Jackets 2: Mike Richards had a goal and an assist while Jeff Carter scored during a power play against his former team to lift visiting Los Angeles.

Anze Kopitar and defenseman Slava Voynov also scored and Justin Williams collected three assists as the Kings rebounded from a 7-4 shellacking at Anaheim in the second of a five-game road trip.

Jonathan Quick, who was yanked after allowing two early goals against the Ducks, needed to make only 18 saves as Los Angeles took control with a three-goal second perod.

Derek MacKenzie and Derick Brassard scored for Columbus, which was outshot 17-2 in the second period in falling to 1-5 in its last six home games against the Kings.

Kopitar and Carter scored less than four minutes apart early in the second to erase a 1-0 deficit, and Voynov snapped a 2-2 tie with a rocket from the right point that beat Steve Mason (27 saves) midway through the session. Richards added an insurance tally - his first of the season - with 6:16 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Blue Jackets C Brandon Dubinsky received a game misconduct for boarding Kings D Rob Scuderi in the second period. ... Los Angeles held Columbus without a shot for more than 18 minutes from early in the second period to early in the third. ... Carter, who was dealt to the Kings for D Jack Johnson at the trade deadline last season, tallied his team-high fourth goal.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Columbus
Justin Williams 3 Points Derick Brassard 1
Mike Richards 1 Goals Derick Brassard 1
Justin Williams 3 Assists Tim Erixon 1
Jeff Carter 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .900 Save Percentage Steve Mason .871
Jonathan Quick 18 Saves Steve Mason 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 31 4 1-3 3-3 30 22
Columbus 20 2 0-3 2-3 29 34

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Kings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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