Los Angeles 3, NY Islanders 2

Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 12-6-0-1 7-3-0-0 5-3-0-1 W1
NY Islanders 7-10-1-2 4-4-1-2 3-6-0-0 L1


Kings 3, Islanders 2: Rookie Tyler Toffoli scored the game-winner with 87 seconds to play to cap a three-goal third period for visiting Los Angeles. 

Rookie Tanner Pearson scored his first career goal in his NHL regular-season debut and defenseman Slava Voynov ignited the comeback with another tally as the Kings sent New York to its fifth loss in six games. Ben Scrivens made 23 saves in his first start since Oct. 29.

Casey Cizikas and Aaron Ness scored just over two minutes apart in the second period for the Islanders, who fell to 4-4-3 at home. Kevin Poulin turned aside 21 shots but could not protect the two-goal lead in the final 20 minutes.

Cizikas broke the scoreless deadlock at 2:44 of the middle session, lofting a backhander over a fallen Scrivens for his first goal of the season. Ness collected his first NHL goal, one-timing a beautiful pass by captain John Tavares 2:14 later to make it 2-0.

Voynov started the comeback when he drilled a sharp-angle shot from the bottom of the right circle past Poulin and Pearson knotted it on the power play at 12:15 when his wrist shot squirted between the pads of Poulin and trickled over the goal line. Toffoli delivered the winner, redirecting defenseman Jake Muzzin's shot from the left point past Poulin.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kings G Jonathan Quick underwent an MRI exam that revealed a Grade Two groin strain suffered in Tuesday's loss at Buffalo. There is no timetable for his return, although such injuries typically carry an estimate of four to six weeks. ... Islanders LW Thomas Vanek sat out his third straight game with an upper-body injury suffered in the opening minute against Columbus on Saturday. ... Kings F Jeff Carter, who sat out his fifth straight game, had his fractured right foot examined in Los Angeles on Thursday and is expected to be out at least three more weeks.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   NY Islanders
Slava Voynov 2 Points Casey Cizikas 1
Slava Voynov 1 Goals Casey Cizikas 1
Linden Vey 2 Assists Cal Clutterbuck 1
Tanner Pearson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Scrivens .920 Save Percentage Kevin Poulin .875
Ben Scrivens 23 Saves Kevin Poulin 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 24 3 1-3 4-4 13 31
NY Islanders 25 2 0-4 2-3 11 22

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Islanders have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Kings have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .875 after a loss.
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