Late Goal By Martinez Gives Kings 4-3 Win over Rangers

Alec Martinez scored with 55 seconds to play to lift the Kings to a 4-3 win over the Rangers Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Kings.

Martinez fired a wrist shot between the legs of Brendan Smith and past Henrik Lundqvist for his first goal of the season. With the loss, the Blueshirts are still winless on the road this season [0-4-1] and have now lost 4 of their last 5 games.

New York led 2-0 midway through the 2nd period, on goals from Vladislav Namestnikov and Tony DeAngelo. But the Kings tied it before the end of the period, 2-2. Dustin Brown, playing his first game of the season after missing ten games with a broken finger, scored a power play goal at 11:23, putting a rebound past Lundqvist to make it 2-1. And Ilya Kovalchuk‘s wrister 1:51 later, another power play goal, tied the game.

In the 3rd period, Trevor Lewis put the rebound of an Adrian Kempe past Lundqvist at 10:28 to make it 3-2 Kings. But Ryan Spooner, off a DeAngelo pass, beat Jack Campbell with 4:44 remaining in the game, to tie the game 3-3.

The Rangers [now 3-7-1, 7 pts] continue their four-game road trip Tuesday in San Jose against the Sharks.