Postgame notes, boxscore (Sept. 27) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes (and a boxscore) from last night’s game…

— The Kings allowed two third-period goals, then tied the game with a third-period power-play goal and lost in the eighth round of the shootout as they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night in Kansas City.

— The Kings played at Sprint Center for the third time in the last four years.

— Jonathan Bernier played the entire game and stopped 39 of 41 shots, plus 6 of 8 in the shootout.

— Jarret Stoll scored a first-period goal and also assisted on Alec Martinez’s third-period power-play goal. Martinez, in turn, also assisted on Stoll’s goal.

— Dustin Brown and Justin Williams also had assists for the Kings.

— The Penguins outshot the Kings 41-21, including 15-3 in the third period.

— The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill, including a Pittsburgh 5-on-3 advantage that lasted 1:43.

Since there was no regular NHL box score from last night, I’ll re-create one. Stats such as time on ice, blocked shots, hits and faceoffs were not available.


First period
LA: Stoll (Martinez, Brown), 4:31.

Second period
No scoring.

Third period
PIT: Engelland (Morrow, Tangradi), 3:45.
PIT: Kunitz (Kennedy, Malkin), 9:07.
LA: Martinez (Stoll, Williams), 13:43 (PP).

No scoring

PIT: Niskanen, eighth round, winner.


PIT: MacIntyre (hooking), 5:02 first period; Vitale (tripping), 11:45 third period.

LA: Nolan (cross-checking), 17:06 second period; Hunter (high-sticking), 6:45 third period; Bench minor (too many men on ice), 7:00 third period; Richards (slashing), 4:33 overtime.


Fleury (PIT) 19-21
Bernier (LA) 39-41


PIT — 9-12-15-5 — 41
LA — 10-6-3-2 — 21


PIT — 0-for-4
LA — 1-for-2


PIT: Lovejoy 5, Park 5, Engelland 4, Kennedy 4, Kunitz 4, Malkin 4, Staal 3, Johnson 2, Vitale 2, Adams 1, Harrington 1, Letestu 1, MacIntyre 1, Martin 1, Morrow 1, Neal 1, Tangradi 1.

LA: Brown 3, Martinez 3, Clifford 2, Johnson 2, Loktionov 2, Moreau 2, Stoll 2, Drewiske 1, Greene 1, Lewis 1, Richards 1, Voynov 1.

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