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Anze Kopitar and Matt Frattin each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Scrivens extended his unlikely winning streak with 19 saves in the Los Angeles Kings' 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Justin Williams also had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have earned a point in seven consecutive games. Captain Dustin Brown and Dwight King also scored in Los Angeles' impressive return from a four-game road trip.
Scrivens' shutout streak ended at 191 minutes, 19 seconds on Valtteri Filppula's power-play goal late in the second period, but injured Jonathan Quick's new backup cruised to his fourth consecutive victory in his home debut.
Ben Bishop stopped 26 shots and Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay.
The Lightning fell out of first place in the Eastern Conference with their second straight loss. Boston passed Tampa Bay atop the Atlantic Division standings with a win over the Rangers earlier in the evening.
Tampa Bay captain Martin St. Louis had an assist in his 1,000th NHL game, but the Lightning are winless halfway through their four-game West Coast road trip, with Bishop struggling in both Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Drew Doughty had two assists for the Kings, who are attempting to keep pace in the tough Pacific Division while Quick and top goal-scorer Jeff Carter are out with injuries.
So far, it's working: The Kings haven't lost in regulation since Nov. 2, and they scored five goals in a 23-minute stretch spanning the first two periods against the Lightning, avenging a 5-1 loss in Tampa Bay last month.
With 31 points, Los Angeles moved one point behind Chicago and Anaheim for the overall NHL lead into a third-place tie with the Blues, San Jose and Phoenix.
After joining the Kings from Toronto during the summer, Scrivens barely played behind Quick in the first 18 games.
But the Kings' 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner strained his groin late in an overtime loss at Buffalo on Nov. 12, and Scrivens has been outstanding since, allowing two goals in a road win over the New York Islanders before finishing the trip with back-to-back shutouts.
Scrivens, who made his first eight appearances for Los Angeles on the road, fell just short of Quick's franchise-record shutout streak of 202 minutes, 11 seconds.
The Kings went ahead when Kopitar skated onto a back pass from Doughty and put a shot through traffic past Bishop for his sixth goal of the season. After a quiet finish to last season and a slow start this fall, the Slovenian star has 16 points in his past 14 games.
Los Angeles scored again on a power play late in the first period when Frattin artfully deflected Slava Voynov's long shot from the wall. The goal was just the second in 20 games for Frattin, acquired along with Scrivens in the trade sending Jonathan Bernier to the Maple Leafs.
King put Los Angeles up 4-0 with a short-handed goal late in the second period, forcing a turnover and deflecting Linden Vey's shot for his career-best seventh goal.
Filppula scored his team-leading ninth goal during the same four-minute power play. Moments later, Brown broke in alone for just his second goal in 18 games after a steal by Frattin.
NOTES: Williams got credit for his eighth goal early in the second period when he touched the puck right before it caromed off Tampa Bay's Matt Carle and Alex Killorn, who swept it into Bishop's net with his trailing leg. ... The Lightning made their first visit to Staples Center since Nov. 4, 2010. ... Tampa Bay scratched F B.J. Crombeen for just the third time this season. D Andrej Sustr also sat out for just the sixth time in 21 games.
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After 13 remarkable years with the Tampa Bay Lightning, that fact often goes unforgotten.
Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings, the player so many franchises passed on skated in his 1,000th career NHL contest.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anze Kopitar and Matt Frattin each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Scrivens extended his unlikely winning streak with 19 saves in the Los Angeles Kings' 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Justin Williams also had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have earned a point in seven consecutive games. Captain Dustin Brown and Dwight...
After the thriller in Montreal the Blueshirts hosted the Los Angeles Kings at the Garden. Coming off the shutout win in Montreal the tables turned and the Blueshirts got shutout at home. Ben Scrivens, the backup goalie of the Kings received his second consecutive shutout. In a game controlled by the Kings early on by […]
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Match-up - New Jersey Devils (8-8-5) @ Los Angeles Kings (15-6-1)
Road/Home records - 4-6-3 -------------- 8-3-0
TV - MSG Plus, FS-W
Puck drop - 10:30 PM ET
Season series - Kings lead 1-0
Last 10: Devils 6-3-1 / Kings 7-2-1
Projected starting goalies - Cory Schneider v. Ben Scrivens
Goals for/against per game
Los Angeles - 2.68/2.14
New Jersey - 2.19/2.29