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Kings Extend Point Streak to 11, Beat Jets 4-1

The Kings took a two goal lead just over five minutes into the period.



A Scrappy First

The Kings got out to an early lead with Viktor Arvidsson beating Connor Hellebuyck over the glove just over 1:22 in.

Trevor Moore won the faceoff back to Arvidsson who cut to the middle and shot from the top of the circle.

It was a scrappy first period, just over a minute after Arvidsson's goal, the extracurricular's began. 

Adrian Kempe was digging for a puck that Hellebuyck covered which drew a crowd. Brendan Dillon went after Kempe and on the outskirts of the scrum, Neal Pionk jumped Quinton Byfield, earning himself a two minute penalty.

The Kings didn't convert on the power play, but had a few nice chances Hellebuyck stopped. 

The Kings dominated the first few minutes of this game, with Winnipeg not registering a shot for the first six minutes and change. 

A Trevor Moore penalty 11 minutes in gave the Jets some life. And while they didn't score on the power play, they were able to grab some control.

They started to carry play a bit more and had a few chances.

The Kings had a big chance, with Carl Grundstrom nearly burying for the fourth straight game, but Hellebuyck stoned him in front.

Most whistles around the net ended with some pushing and shoving and both teams established a heavy forecheck in the first.

The period ended four-on-four, after Dillon and Alex Iafallo were engaged in a post whistle scrap that sent both players to the box for roughing. 

Second Period Slows Down

After a face paced, physical first, the second period slowed down a bit.

Neither team was interested in trading rush chances and was settling into a more structured game.

The Kings took a two goal lead just over five minutes into the period.

On the power play, Phil Danault picked up the puck behind the net and stepped in from below the goal line to feed a silky pass across for Iafallo to tap home.

The Kings dropped into their structure after going up two and were making life difficult for the Jets.

With just over five minutes left in the period, Blake Lizotte's wires crossed. After a light slash from Josh Morrissey, Lizotte turned around and cross-checked Morrissey in the face.

Lizotte was assessed a five minute major and a match penalty and should expect a call from the department of players safety soon. 

On the ensuing power play, the Jets got a goal back. Kyle Connor hit Pierre-Luc Dubois with a cross ice feed that Dubois deposited past Joonas Korpisalo and in.

Kings Hold on in the Third:

Down a forward the Kings weren't looking for run 'n' gun  hockey in the third and were looking to shut things down.

Drew Doughty gave the team an important insurance goal 27 seconds in, walking in from the blue line down the right wall and firing a puck past Hellebuyck low glove.

The Kings then fell back into a more defensive set up, trusting that Korpisalo would see them threw the rest of the game.

Korpisalo did exactly that as the Kings shut the door.

Arvidsson grabbed his second of the game on the empty net with just under two minutes remaining, sending the Kings home 4-1 winners. 

The Kings are back in action Sunday against the St. Louis Blues.

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