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National Hockey League
Los Angeles 4, Calgary 1
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Referees: Garrett Rank, Ian Walsh
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 18230

Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win against the visiting Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

Quick, an NHL All-Star selection as recently as 2018, had allowed 19 goals in his other three starts this season, leading him to serve as the backup the previous two games.

Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist, Tyler Toffoli scored an early goal, Anze Kopitar scored short-handed and Ilya Kovalchuk scored on the power play for the Kings, who were shut out in their previous two games.

Mikael Backlund scored on a penalty shot with 2:10 left in the game to prevent Quick's 52nd career shutout.

David Rittich made 24 saves for the Flames before he was replaced by Cam Talbot at the start the third period. Talbot finished with eight saves for Calgary, which had combined for eight goals while winning its previous two games.

Toffoli scored at 1:15 of the first period, marking the fourth time in the past seven games the Flames allowed a goal in the first 3:24. Toffoli also scored 2:53 into the first period of a 4-3 overtime win in Calgary on Oct. 8.

The Kings killed three power plays in the first period before Carter scored his first goal of the season 16 seconds into the second for a 2-0 lead. Carter brought the puck down the left side and took a sharp-angle shot. Rittich slowed the puck, but not enough to keep it from crossing the goal line.

Calgary went on its fourth power play at 4:31 of the second, but it was Kopitar who scored on a breakaway following a turnover in the neutral zone by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano.

The Kings then went on the power play, and Kovalchuk scored to make it 4-0 at 8:58 of the second.

The Flames played without forward Andrew Mangiapane, who sustained an upper-body injury in 5-1 win against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Los Angeles
Mikael Backlund 1 Points Jeff Carter 2
Mikael Backlund 1 Goals Jeff Carter 1
Mikael Backlund 0 Assists Jeff Carter 1
N/A Power Play Goals Ilya Kovalchuk 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Anze Kopitar 1
Cam Talbot 1.000 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .958
David Rittich 24 Saves Jonathan Quick 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 24 1 0-5 7-8 30 30
Los Angeles 36 4 1-8 5-5 14 26
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Kings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Anaheim. The Flames have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .750 after a loss.