Kings 6, Flames 2: Justin Williams recorded a goal and two assists while Jeff Carter extended his goal-scoring streak to four games as host Los Angeles took the opener of a two-game home series against Calgary.
Anze Kopitar and Colin Fraser each had a goal and an assist, Trevor Lewis and defenseman Jake Muzzin also scored and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves for the Kings, who improved to 3-1-0 on their five-game homestand. Blue-liner Slava Voynov matched a career high with three assists as Los Angeles raised its record to 8-2-1 at the Staples Center, where it hosts the Flames on Monday.
Mike Cammalleri and Alex Tanguay scored for Calgary, which has been outscored 10-2 over the first two contests of its three-game road trip. Miikka Kiprusoff allowed six goals on 22 shots before being removed in the third period.
Carter opened the scoring at 4:18 of the first period, converting captain Dustin Brown's pass during a power play for his 17th goal of the season and 13th in as many games. Cammalleri tied the contest just over three minutes later with a man-advantage tally, but Muzzin and Lewis scored later in the session to put Los Angeles ahead for good.
Tanguay ended a wild first period by scoring his seventh goal with 17 seconds remaining. But Williams tipped in Voynov's point shot in the second session, and Kopitar and Fraser tallied in the third to provide the final margin.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Calgary C Matt Stajan's assist on Tanguay's goal was his 300th career point. ... G Joey MacDonald replaced Kiprusoff after Fraser's goal at 8:22 of the third period and stopped both shots he faced. ... Kings C Mike Richards took an elbow to the head from Flames RW Tim Jackman in the second period and appeared woozy before retreating to the locker room for the remainder of the session. Richards did return for the third period.