LOS ANGELES (AP) – Arthur Kaliyev scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
Both the teams scored two goals each in the first three rounds of the tiebreaker. Adrian Kempe and Alex Iafalo also converted for the Kings. David Peron and Jordan Cairo play their shots for the Blues.
Kempe and Kaliyev scored third-period goals for Los Angeles, who went 1–0 down after two. Jonathan Quick made 33 saves as the Kings avoided being swept away in the three-game season series.
The Kings had an 8–0 shot advantage in overtime, but were not able to secure the winning goal. Philippe Danault had the best chance on a one-timer with 2.2 seconds remaining, but Jordan Binnington stopped it with his left pad.
Tori Krug had one goal and one assist, Brayden Shannon scored a power-play goal and Vladimir Tarasenko extended his point streak to seven games with a pair of assists for St. Binnington stopped 33 shots.
Krug equalized on a short-handed goal with 7.1 seconds remaining in the third. Enz Kopitar missed a chance to take the game away for Los Angeles when he missed a blank-net on a show that went to the left.
Quick made a glove save on Tarasenko’s shot, but Krug was able to puck after a mad scramble and get it to send fire into overtime in a wrist shot for his second goal of the season.
Shane hammered in the second rebound at 6:48 after being unable to clear his glove on Tarasenko’s slap shot from the point of the quick. Shane’s goal – his third of the season and second in three games – came five seconds after Los Angeles defender Alexander Adler was sent into the penalty box for interference.
Kaliyev tied 6:16 in third with his second, a snap shot from just outside the left faceoff circle that beat the Binnington short side.
Kempe nearly threw the puck into an open net for his second of the season at 12:15 of the third. Binnington was out of position after Eafalo saved the pad when he was shot on the wrist.
Tarasenko, who has four goals and seven assists during his streak, is one of six players with an active point streak of seven games or more.
Notes: Kings de Kale Klagg, who had a first assist on Kaliyev’s goal, has had an assist in each of his first three games this season. … St. Louis scored 12 goals in the second period, finishing second in the NHL. The team’s four goals allowed in the second are tied for league low.
Blues: Visit the San Jose Sharks on Thursdays.
Kings: Finish your homestand on Friday against the New Jersey Devils.
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