Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jarret Stoll scored two goals and Jack Johnson collected three assists, as the Los Angeles Kings fended off the Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-4, at Staples Center. Stoll's second goal -- a short-handed marker -- gave the Kings a seemingly comfortable 4-0 lead at the 7:12 mark of the second period. Columbus responded with three straight goals and closed to within 5-4 late in regulation, but Los Angeles held on to snap a five-game losing streak.
Jonathan Quick made 30 saves in the win. Rick Nash lit the lamp twice in the third period for the Blue Jackets, who dropped all four games on their road trip. Mathieu Garon stopped 30 shots.
After the game, the Kings announced the seven-year contract extension for Jack Johnson was official. The deal runs through the 2017-2018 season, and was reported to be worth $30.5 million. The Kings next game is Monday night, as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Staples Center.
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