Johnny Gaudreau had two objectives and an lend a hand, and the Calgary Flames prolonged their lead within the Pacific Department with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday evening.
Elias Lindholm additionally scored for the Flames, who’ve 91 issues and a five-point benefit over the Kings atop the department. Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 photographs as Calgary snapped a three-game dropping streak.
Adrian Kempe had two objectives and Anze Kopitar had two assists for Los Angeles, which had earned a minimum of some degree in 5 of its ultimate six entering the sport. The Kings have 86 issues and are just one level in entrance of the Edmonton Oilers for 2d.
Cal Petersen completed with 30 saves for Los Angeles.
Gaudreau scored 10 seconds into the sport for Calgary’s quickest opening target since 1987. The All-Celebrity left wing then gave the Flames a 3-2 lead at 14:08 of the second one duration when he beat Petersen on a backhand after Ryan Wood worker compelled a turnover deep within the offensive zone.
Lindholm tied it 65 seconds previous when he buried it from the slot after Gaudreau fed him from at the back of the web.
Gaudreau – who has 5 multigoal video games this season – has a target in 3 immediately video games. He additionally has 30 issues (14 objectives, 16 assists) since March 1, which is tied with Edmonton’s Connor McDavid.
Kempe had his 7th multigoal recreation of the season. The Swedish heart has scored 31 instances for the primary 30-goal marketing campaign of his occupation and he’s the primary Los Angeles participant to succeed in that mark since Kopitar in 2017-18.
Kempe made it 1-all 13:56 into the primary duration on a one-timer from the correct faceoff circle upon getting the cross from Kopitar. Kempe then put the Kings forward with 54 seconds ultimate within the duration on a snap shot into the a long way facet of the web.
Los Angeles had an opportunity to ship it into time beyond regulation after Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk were given a double-minor, high-sticking name with 2:03 ultimate. The Kings pulled the goalie and had a two-skater benefit, however could not get it into the web.