Will the Kings go into their (extended) All-Star break with laughs or groans? The Kings host the Ottawa Senators tonight, with all the action on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…
In goal: It’s Quick against Alex Auld, who replaced Anderson to start the period.
Kings 4, Senators 1: The Senators broke the Kings’ shutout bid as they scored a power-play goal 8:37 into the third period. Daniel Alfredsson found space in the slot, between two Kings defenders, then took a centering pass from Erik Karlsson and slipped a shot past Quick. Sergei Gonchar also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Senators 34-28 for the game.
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Anderson.
Kings 2, Senators 0: The fourth line contributed for a second time tonight, as the Kings took a two-goal lead with 8:52 remaining in the second period. Colin Fraser took the puck toward the net, then dropped a short pass for Kyle Clifford. Clifford’s shot was saved, but Anderson couldn’t cover the rebound, and in the ensuing scramble, Clifford circled around and knocked the puck past Anderson. Fraser recorded his second assist of the game, and Drew Doughty also got an assist.
Kings 3, Senators 0: The Kings took a three-goal lead with a 5-on-3 goal with 2:06 remaining in the period. The Kings nearly lost control of the puck in the Ottawa zone, but Drew Doughty pushed the puck to Jack Johnson, who pinched toward the net and rifled a one-timer off the post and into the net. Doughty got his second assist of the game, and Justin Williams got an assist.
Kings 4, Senators 0: Trevor Lewis scored on a penalty shot as the Kings took a four-goal lead with 32.9 seconds remaining in the period. The Kings were awarded the penalty shot after officials ruled that an Ottawa player covered the puck in the crease after a scramble, a questionable call.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Senators 20-12 in the period.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Senators’ Craig Anderson.
Kings 1, Senators 0: The Kings took the lead with 4:21 remaining in the period, after a physical shift by the fourth line. Kyle Clifford passed the puck to the left point, and Willie Mitchell floated a shot through traffic that beat Anderson. Colin Fraser also got an assist.
End of period: The Senators outshot the Kings 7-6 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play (with one shot on goal) and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.