TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings are nearly unbeatable when scoring at least three goals. Too bad for them it's happened only 16 times this season.
Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner had second-period goals to lead Los Angeles past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings, who are 15-0-1 when scoring three goals or more. Jonathan Quick, who entered with a 2-0-0 record and 0.38 goals-against average in three games against Tampa Bay, made 24 saves.
"Usually when we do get three we're pretty safe with (Quick) back there, obviously," Kopitar said. "He kept us in the game in the first period. That's all you want from your goaltender."
After withstanding pressure in the defensive end, the Kings took a 2-1 lead when Clifford scored on a breakaway off a long pass by Rob Scuderi at 10:16. The goal came 8 seconds after Kyle Crawford finished serving a roughing minor.
"We have to be aware of the guy coming out of the box," Lightning coach ...