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Kings fall 5-0 to Leafs in road trip finale

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings



The final game of the Kings’ road trip proved to be a rather forgettable one as they fell 5-0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.

For the Kings, it was just the organization’s second-ever regulation loss at the Air Canada Centre, and the first time they didn’t earn at least one point in a visit to Toronto in nine games, dating back to January 29, 2000.

Jhonas Enroth made his sixth start of the season, but didn’t receive much help offensively, the Kings failing to get a puck past Jonathan Bernier, who came into the night with a winless 0-8-3 record.

Toronto took a lead they would not relinquish five minutes into the game when Leo Komarov buried his 12th goal of the season.

Enroth kept the Kings in the game until late, subduing a Maple Leafs offense that was creating a number of scoring opportunities, but Toronto ran away with the contest in the third period.

Michael Grabner gave Toronto a 2-0 lead just after the Kings were denied a prime chance to tie the game early in the third. The Maple Leafs added three more goals in a 3:53 minute span, the final score docking out at 5-0.

The Kings closed out their six-game road trip with a 3-2-1 record, earning seven of a possible 12 points in the standings.

Marian Gaborik led all Kings players in shots taken (8), Brayden McNabb in hits delivered (7), Christian Ehrhoff in shots blocked (3), and Drew Doughty in minutes played (28:36). Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves in the loss.

The Kings will return for a one-game stint on home ice when they take on the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night at STAPLES Center, where the puck is scheduled to drop just after 7:30 PM PST.

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