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Washington 2, Los Angeles 0
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Referees: Steve Kozari, Ian Walsh
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Ben O'Quinn
Attendance: 14694

Garnet Hathaway scored two goals late in the third period and the visiting Washington Capitals defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Hathaway gave Washington a 1-0 lead at 16:30, then added an empty-net goal at 18:42. All five of Hathaway's goals have come in his past four games.

Ilya Samsonov made 34 saves to earn his second shutout of the season for the Capitals, who are 5-0-1 in their past six games. John Carlson had two assists for Washington, which was playing the second of back-to-back games after an overtime loss at Anaheim on Tuesday.

Jonathan Quick made 36 saves for the Kings, who saw their eight-game point streak (7-0-1) end as they opened a seven-game homestand.

The Capitals went 0-for-2 on the power play and the Kings were 0-for-1.

After a slow start, the offensive pace picked up late in the second period, Samsonov made a series of sharp saves against Trevor Moore and Matt Roy around the 16:00 mark.

Quick responded with a pad save on Conor Sheary's tip-in attempt around the 18:00 mark that kept the game tied through two periods.

Early in the third period, Samsonov made a great sliding pad save to stop Adrian Kempe on a two-on-one. Several minutes later, Kings defenseman Tobias Bjornfot lunged and got his stick in front of Aliaksei Protas' wrap-around attempt.

The Capitals took a 1-0 lead when Evgeny Kuznetsov passed across ice out to Carlson entering the zone. Carlson fed back across to Hathaway at the post to the right of Quick for the tip-in. Kuznetsov has eight assists in his past six games.

Samsonov then made back-to-back saves on Kale Clague and Arthur Kaliyev just inside the 17:00 mark.

Quick went to the bench with about 1:55 remaining, but the Kings were unable to get the equalizer and Hathaway scored into the empty net.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Washington   Los Angeles
Garnet Hathaway 2 Points N/A
Garnet Hathaway 2 Goals N/A
John Carlson 2 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Samsonov 1.000 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .973
Ilya Samsonov 34 Saves Jonathan Quick 36
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 38 2 0-2 1-1 6 26
Los Angeles 34 0 0-1 2-2 8 39
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Kings have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Capitals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .714 after a loss.