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RECAP: 7th Heaven! Kings Beat Sens 3-2!

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Seven straight wins for Los Angeles since the trade deadline...

Ottawa Senators v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Mood Going into the Game

72-Word Recap

On the eve of what most certainly seems to be a decision to suspend the season for an indefinite period, the Kings rallied past the Senators, winning their seventh game in row, 3-2.

After Gabe Vilardi tied the game at two, Martin Frk scored with 4:41 remaining in the third period on a 3-on-2 break after Drew Doughty broke up a shorthanded Ottawa rush. With this win, the Kings improved to 29-35-6.

Game Notes

Three Stars of the Night—Vilardi (1st), Matt Roy (2nd), Martin Frk (3rd)… The Kings are 10-2-1 in their past 13 games… Cal Petersen made 24 saves while Ottawa’s Craig Anderson made 36 saves... In his last four games, Petersen is 4-0-0 with a .947 save percentage and a 1.75 goals against average... The Kings have only allowed nine goals in their seven-game winning streak... Jayce Hawryluk’s goal was his seventh point (2G / 5A) in 11 games since being claimed off waivers from the Florida PanthersBen Hutton extended his point scoring streak at three games with his assist… Bobby Ryan’s first period goal was his fourth in eight games after participating in the NHL/NHLPA assistance program due to a problem with alcohol… Trevor Lewis played in his 674th game, passing Mike Murphy for 10th most in franchise history... Vilardi’s seven points in his first 10 games is the most by a Kings rookie since Anze Kopitar scored 11 points in his first 10 games in 2006-07.

Up Next: Who knows?

Highlights

Sens 1. Kings 0.
00:29 / 1st Period: Bobby Ryan (5) from Brady Tkachuk (23) and Colin White (16)

Sens 1. Kings 1.
10:09 / 1st Period: Trevor Lewis (6) from Adrian Kempe (21) and Ben Hutton

The Cheetah: Keeping his job at any cost

Brown Goes Crunch

Sens 2. Kings 1.
01:57 / 3rd Period: Jayce Hawryluk (3) from Andreas Englund (3) and Nick Paul (11)

Sens 2. Kings 2.
09:12 / 3rd Period: Gabe Vilardi (3) from Walker (19) and Matt Roy (14)

King 3. Sens 2.
15:19 / 3rd Period: Martin Frk (6) from Gabe Vilardi (4) and Drew Doughty (28)

Final - Kings 3. Sens 2.

Quotables

Back to the Future

Alex Turcotte Signs!

Lukas Parik is the first goaltender in WHL history to record a shutout and score a goal in the same game.

The Alexis Lafrenière Sweepstakes

The Kings now in 28th place in the league (which translates to a 9.5% chance for the number one pick, i.e., Alexis Lafrenière).

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