Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/10/13
This was the definition of a bounce-back game for a long list of Kings players. But before they could quite get to that destination they had to survive a wobble and a bad bounce or two at the end of regulation needing forward Jeff Carter's power-play goal just 28 seconds into overtime to secure a 4-3 victory over the persistent Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Mike Richards' shot deflected off Carter's stick past Senators goalie Craig Anderson. Richards had told his longtime linemate to be ready in front and Carter who scored twice and added an assist didn't need to be told twice. "It wasn't pretty but we stuck with it and got the point" Carter said in his postgame TV interview. "He [Richards] made a great shot and got it through." Kings defenseman Matt Greene was the first player to congratulate goalie Jonathan Quick after the win. Quick had denied Cory Conacher with a tough blocker save and seconds later stopped Stephane Da Costa late in regulation. He stopped that one-two punch with about five minutes remaining. But it was the next blow that followed that sent the game into overtime. With 4:27 left the Senators tied it at 3-3 on Milan Michalek's shot through traffic. Former Ducks forward Bobby Ryan had pulled the Senators within one with his power-play goal at 5:58 of the third. It was his first goal as a Senator and he added an assist on the third Ottawa goal. Quick who gave up a baffling own goal from long range in Monday's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers played a controlled game against the Senators but he didn't have a massive amount of work until the tense third period. Carter noted that the Kings' top players need to step up and they did against the Senators. The key contributors were Anze Kopitar captain Dustin Brown and several members of the defense corps. Brown scored twice and Kopitar had two assists. Richards also had two assists. The Kings took a 3-0 lead in the first period on a mere nine shots — scoring twice on the power play — and held on tight as the Senators scored once in the second period and early in the third to inject doubt into the proceedings.
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