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Los Angeles 3, Ottawa 2
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Trent Knorr, Bevan Mills
Attendance: 12030

Gabriel Vilardi and Martin Frk scored third-period goals as the host Los Angeles Kings extended their winning streak to seven games with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.

Trevor Lewis also scored, and Calvin Petersen made 24 saves as the Kings were able to move out of last place in the Western Conference with the victory. The Kings (29-35-6, 64 points) also ended a three-game losing streak against the Senators.

Bobby Ryan and Jayce Hawryluk scored goals for the Senators (25-34-12, 62 points), who lost on consecutive nights in Southern California after winning four of five games. Goalie Craig Anderson made 36 saves.

Frk scored the go-ahead goal with less than five minutes remaining, taking a pass from Vilardi and pushing a shot between Anderson's pads. It was Frk's sixth goal of the season.

Vilardi tied the score 2-2 at 9:12 of the third period when he fired a shot through traffic from the top of the right circle and past Anderson. It was the rookie's third goal in 10 career games and second score in his last three contests.

After a scoreless second period, Hawryluk gave the Senators a 2-1 lead less than two minutes into the third period when he redirected a puck past Petersen while standing directly in front of the goalie. It was Hawryluk's third of the season.

The game started quickly. Barely 15 seconds after the opening faceoff, the Senators took the puck the length of the ice, with Brady Tkachuk firing a pass from behind the Kings' goal to Ryan near the penalty spot in the left circle. Ryan one-timed a shot past Petersen just 29 seconds into the game for his fifth goal of the season.

The Kings tied the score midway through the first period when Lewis took a pass from Adrian Kempe, redirected a shot into Anderson's pads, and then scored on the put-back between the goalie's legs. It was Lewis' sixth of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Los Angeles
Jayce Hawryluk 1 Points Gabriel Vilardi 2
Jayce Hawryluk 1 Goals Gabriel Vilardi 1
Andreas Englund 1 Assists Gabriel Vilardi 1
N/A Power Play Goals Gabriel Vilardi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .923 Save Percentage Calvin Petersen .923
Craig Anderson 36 Saves Calvin Petersen 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 26 2 0-2 3-4 13 32
Los Angeles 39 3 1-4 2-2 9 28
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Anaheim. The Kings have a W/L % of .414 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Senators have a W/L % of .280 after a win and .391 after a loss.