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Kings 2, Lightning 1, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 2, Lightning 1, SO
Los Angeles Kings 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings rebounded quickly from a one-sided loss.

Anze Kopitar scored the lone shootout goal as the Kings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night. Quick stopped 28 shots, helping Los Angeles win one day after the Kings were routed 7-0 by the Atlanta Thrashers.

"That felt great," Quick said. "(Friday's) game was a rough one, so it was great to see the way the team battled back the night after on the road. Everyone just dug in deep and played a great game."

Drew Doughty scored in regulation for the Kings, who won for the second time in five games.

The Lightning got a goal from Ryan Malone, and Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves for Tampa Bay, 5-0-4 at home.

Doughty put the Kings ahead 1-0 from the high slot during a power play at 7:20 of the third. Malone tied it at 1 on a rebound wraparound goal with 8:21 left in the period.

Tampa Bay had a goal with 1:40 left in overtime disallowed because of goaltender interference. It appeared that Tampa Bay forward Paul Szczechura might have been pushed into Quick by a Kings player during Andrej Meszaros' shot from the blue line.

"I was going to the net to try and get into the goalie's eyes there with a screen," Szczechura said. "I got pushed in there."

Tampa Bay coach Rick Tocchet believed it should have been a goal.

"There's nothing you can do. It happens," Tocchet said. "We had a couple chances in overtime, but it's a tough one."

The call by referee Frederick L'Ecuyer wasn't allowed to be reviewed by video replay.

"In the eyes of the referee, the goaltender was clearly interfered with by the attacking player," NHL referee supervisor Don Koharski said.

Quick stopped all eight first-period shots he faced, including an in-close chance by Vincent Lecavalier. He was pulled in the second period of the loss at Atlanta.

"I think it's a huge lift for him, personally," Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown said.

Niittymaki made a nifty glove save on a shot by NHL points leader Kopitar from near the crease just over a minute into the second. Kopitar assisted on Doughty's goal for his 17th assist and 31st point.

"I think everybody was just competing a lot harder," Kopitar said. "We were winning loose puck battles and everybody played for each other."

Both teams had 18 shots through two scoreless periods.

"The biggest thing is just moving forward and building off this win here," Quick said.

NOTES: Slovakia national team GM Peter Bondra and coach Jan Filc were at the game. Kings C Michal Handzus is a candidate for the country's 2010 Olympic team. Meszaros was on the 2006 squad and could play again in February. ... Los Angeles D Rob Scuderi left in the first because of a lower body injury. ... Malone has scored a goal in three straight games.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
07:20
LAK
PPG - Drew Doughty (4) ASST: Anze Kopitar (17), Ryan Smyth (14)
1 - 0 LAK
11:39
TBL
Ryan Malone (12) ASST: David Hale (4), Steven Stamkos (7)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDLAKTBLTOTAL
1A. Kopitar
V. Lecavalier
1 - 0
2J. Johnson
S. Stamkos
1 - 0
3D. Brown
A. Tanguay
1 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
08:20
LAK
Michal Handzus  Charging against  Steve Downie
08:20
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Roughing against  Steve Downie
08:20
TBL
Ryan Malone  Roughing against  Michal Handzus
11:25
TBL
Zenon Konopka  Fighting (maj) against  Raitis Ivanans
11:25
LAK
Raitis Ivanans  Fighting (maj) against  Zenon Konopka
17:39
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Roughing against  Kurtis Foster
18:57
TBL
Ryan Malone  Hooking against  Drew Doughty
2nd Period
03:06
TBL
Mattias Ohlund  Cross checking against  Ryan Smyth
15:41
TBL
Steven Stamkos  Cross checking against  Drew Doughty
17:52
LAK
Drew Doughty  Tripping against  Steven Stamkos
3rd Period
00:25
LAK
Ryan Smyth  Slashing against  Paul Szczechura
05:41
LAK
Matt Greene  Roughing against  Steve Downie
05:41
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Misconduct (10 min)
05:41
TBL
Zenon Konopka  Misconduct (10 min)
05:41
TBL
Steve Downie  Roughing against  Matt Greene
06:01
TBL
Lukas Krajicek  Tripping against  Dustin Brown
08:06
LAK
Dustin Brown  Hooking against  Lukas Krajicek
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jonathan Quick
SA: 29TOI: 64:56
Saves: 28EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 8
SV%: .966SH: 0 - 0
Antero Niittymaki
SA: 30TOI: 65:00
Saves: 29EV: 23 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .967SH: 0 - 0