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National Hockey League
Los Angeles 6, Pittsburgh 2
When: 10:30 PM ET, Thursday, January 13, 2022
Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Referees: Brandon Schrader, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Travis Toomey, Ben O'Quinn
Attendance: 14348

Mikey Anderson, Viktor Arvidsson and Anze Kopitar scored 1:23 apart in the third period to help the Los Angeles Kings earn a 6-2 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

Kopitar finished with two goals and an assist, Sean Durzi had a goal and two assists, Dustin Brown had a goal and assist, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves for the Kings, who have won five of six. Alex Iafallo and Trevor Moore added two assists apiece.

Kris Letang and Radim Zohorna scored while Tristan Jarry made 39 saves for the Penguins, who had won 11 of 12.

Zohorna tied the score 2-2 at 1:37 of the third period, appearing to give the Penguins momentum, but the Kings answered by scoring on three consecutive shots.

Anderson netted his first of the season on a slap shot for a 3-2 lead at 3:07.

Arvidsson scored 10 seconds later off a two-on-one rush to make it 4-2.

Kopitar then made it 5-2 when he scored off a feed from Iafallo at 4:30.

Jarry was still in net when Durzi made it 6-2 with 1:40 left.

Brown notched the 700th point of his NHL career when he scored on a power play for a 2-1 lead at 14:32 of the second period. Jarry made a save on Trevor Moore's deflection, but the rebound came out to his left, and Brown was in position to slide the puck under the goalie's outstretched arm.

Brown is the seventh player in Kings history to score 700 points.

Kopitar registered his 1,031st point with Los Angeles at 13:48 of the first period, scoring to tie the game at 1-1. Two Pittsburgh players, Kasperi Kapanen and Mike Matheson, collided while trying to clear the puck out of the slot, leaving it for Kopitar to shoot past Jarry.

Letang gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead at 4:42 of the opening period. He sent the puck toward the crease from below the goal line, and it banked off Quick's skate and slid into the net.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Pittsburgh   Los Angeles
Kris Letang 1 Points Anze Kopitar 3
Kris Letang 1 Goals Anze Kopitar 2
Teddy Blueger 1 Assists Sean Durzi 2
N/A Power Play Goals Dustin Brown 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tristan Jarry .867 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .931
Tristan Jarry 39 Saves Jonathan Quick 27
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 29 2 0-1 2-3 6 22
Los Angeles 45 6 1-3 1-1 2 31
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Kings have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Penguins have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.