The Kings scored three power play goals in the 2nd period, coming from behind to beat the Rangers, 4-2, Sunday night in Los Angeles. It was New York’s 2nd straight loss; they are 2-5 in their last seven games.
After David Desharnais and Jimmy Vesey gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes, a fight between Brendan Smith and Adrian Kempe after the period – plus an additional roughing penalty on Smith – seemed to energize the Kings, and gave them a power play to start the 2nd period.
Jake Muzzin scored a power play goal just 30 into the period to make it 2-1. Michael Amadio‘s power play goal at 6:13 tied the game, 2-2. And Tanner Pearson‘s power play goal at 10:22 gave Los Angeles a 3-2 lead.
It was the 2nd time this season that the Blueshirts had given up three power play goals in a game; the only other time was October 7th vs Toronto, in the 2nd game of the season.
Trevor Lewis added an empty net goal with 0:18 to play in the game for the final 4-2 margin.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 of 29 shots. Jonathan Quick stopped 21 of 23. Amadio finished with a goal and an assist. Drew Doughty and Alec Ramirez each has two assists.
The Rangers [now 24-19-5, 53 pts] continue their four-game road trip Tuesday night at Anaheim.