Kings Vs. Lightning: Second Period Goals Lift L.A. To Win In Tampa Bay

Jonathan Quick saved 24 of 25 shots in the win for Los Angeles.

A pair of second period goals lifted the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The win snapped a two-game skid for the Kings, in the third game of their six-game road trip.

The win moved the Kings to 11-7-6 on the road this season, and improved the team to 11-4-6 under head coach Bruce Sutter. The Kings (26-18-10) now have 62 points, two behind the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division.

Anze Kopitar opened the scoring less than three minutes into the game with his team-leading 17th goal of the season. After the Lightning tied the game on a second period goal by Steven Stamkos, his NHL-best 35th goal, the Kings got goals from Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner to provide the final margin.

Dwayne Roloson saved 17 of 20 shots for Tampa Bay (23-24-5), who had a seven-game point streak snapped on Tuesday.

Jonathan Quick saved 24 of 25 shots in the win for Los Angeles. The Kings continue their road trip on Thursday night, facing the Florida Panthers.

For more news and notes on Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.

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