Game 19 Recap: Kings steal two points with overtime win over Detroit

Los Angeles snaps the Red Wings three-game winning streak...

100-Word Game Recap

After 58 minutes the Los Angeles Kings were well on their way to their thirteenth loss, but Adrian Kempe scored with 1:48 remaining in the third period and then Alex Iafallo scored 23 seconds into overtime as the Kings pulled victory from the jaws of death as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2.

After falling behind 1-0, the Red Wings stifled the Kings through the second and most of the third on the strength of Tyler Bertuzzi’s two goals and the strong play of Jonathan Bernier’s goaltending.

The Red Wings dropped to 7-12-2 and the Kings improved to 7-11-1.

Game Notes

Stars of the Game—Iaffalo (1st), Bertuzzi (2nd), Anze Kopitar (3rd)… Jonathan Quick made 19 saves; Bernier had 28… Quick’s November Renaissance looks something like this: 917 SV%, 2.29 GAA vs. .858 SV% and 4.55 GAA in October… The Red Wings had their three-game win streak snapped, but now has points in four straight… Anthony Mantha has a five-game point streak (2G, 5A)… The Kings held Robby Fabbri scoreless after tallying four points (2G, 2A) in his first three games with the Red Wings… With a goal and two assists, Kopitar extended his point streak to five games (3G, 5A)… The Kings won consecutive games for the second time this season… Drew Doughty’s assist was his 478th career point, only one point behind Jim Fox for 10th place on the Kings all-time points list.

UP NEXT: The Kings host the Vegas Golden Knights at 1:00 P.M. at Staples Center on Saturday.


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Ilya Kovalchuk Update

Ilya Kovalchuk was scratched for the second straight game:

“Everybody’s got a healthy scratch, and we’re in last place, so coach has to do something to change things,” Kovalchuk said after practice Thursday. “I’m just here every day for the guys, for the team, and if they need me, I’m ready to go.”

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