Kings score early, beat Islanders – Press Telegram

LOS ANGELES –– The Kings continued their career by making a dominant first period until a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders at the Crypto.com Arena on Saturday.

They kicked off their consecutive set, beating the Ducks and Islanders 9-3 overall. The Kings have now won five games in a row and seven of the last eight. They have a seven-game losing streak against Eastern Conference opponents and have won more games against the East, at 18, than any other Western team. Meanwhile, the Islanders have won just twice in their last eight games.

Defender Matt Roy provided a goal and an assist. The Kings scored goals from forwards Phillip Danault, Quinton Byfield, Brendan Lemieux and Trevor Moore. Cal Petersen made 26 stops. He has now won eight of his 11 outings since January 8, when he made his first appearance after leaving the COVID protocols.

Winger Anders Lee and winger Jean-Gabriel Pageau joined the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 of 34 shots.

The Kings were able to go through most of the final frame, tying two penalties and facing limited offensive pressure from the Islanders until their second goal, which came with 1:16 to play. A shot through the traffic generated a rebound, which Pageau turned upside down. Moore denied that goal with an empty net in the final seconds of the game.

With 28 seconds left in the second period, the Kings regained a three-goal lead in a run that ended when Lemieux slid a shot from the right face-off point between Varlamov’s legs. It was his eighth goal of the campaign.

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