L.A. Kings score in OT to beat Washington Capitals 5-4
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter scored in the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings came back after allowing Alex Ovechkin's two early power-play goals to beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday night.
The shootout score was 2-0, because Kings goalie Jonathan Quick caught Eric Fehr's attempt, after rookie forward Evgeny Kuznetsov whiffed on his opening shot for Washington.
Kuznetsov had tied the game with 41.5 seconds left in regulation with his first NHL goal.
After trailing 2-0 only 7Â½ minutes in, then 3-1 entering the third period, the Kings wound up winning their seventh consecutive road game. They also have seven victories in a row over Washington.
Mike Richards, Dwight King, Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings in regulation.