Kings dump Jets 4-1, tie franchise mark for points
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson had two goals and the Los Angeles Kings matched their longest point streak in franchise history with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon.
Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist and Alex Iafallo netted a power-play goal for Los Angeles, which has earned points in 11 straight games for the fourth time. The last occurrence was 2013-14, when the Kings won their second Stanley Cup championship.
Joonas Korpisalo stopped 25 shots for Los Angeles.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for Winnipeg and Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves.
Arvidsson — who has 22 goals on the season — has four in the last four games while Doughty has found the net four times in the last five games.
Arvidsson's first goal came 82 seconds into the game. Trevor Moore won the faceoff in the offensive zone and made a backhand pass to Arvidsson, who snapped it into the net from the back of the left faceoff circle.
He also had an empty-net goal late in the third period.
The Kings extended their lead to 2-0 five minutes into the second period on the power play. Phillip Danault made a great pass between Jets defenceman Brenden Dillon and Hellebuyck as Iafallo buried it into the short side of the net.
Doughty extended the lead to 3-1 27 seconds into the third period with a wrist shot from outside the right faceoff circle near the boards after Anze Kopitar won the faceoff.
Winnipeg got its first power-play goal in seven games with 1:23 remaining in the second period when Dubois took a cross-ice pass from Kyle Connor and scored from the left faceoff circle to get the Jets within 2-1.
The Jets got a five-minute power play after Los Angeles' Blake Lizotte received a five-minute match penalty for a vicious cross-check to Josh Morrissey’s face. The goal came with 33 seconds left in the man advantage.
Danault picked up his 300th career point and 200th assist. … Winnipeg's Connor set a career high for most assists in a season when he got his 47th on Dubois' goal.
Jets: Travel to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.
Kings: Host the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.
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Joe Reedy, The Associated Press