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Lewis, Stoll score 3rd-period goals to lift Kings over Capitals 3-1 for 4th straight win @NHLdotcom

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Trevor Lewis and Jarret Stoll scored third-period goals and Dwight King also found the net for the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

The defending Stanley Cup champions have won four in a row, their longest streak since a six-game stretch that followed season-opening losses to the San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes. Jonathan Quick made 27 saves.

Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, his 34th goal of the season and 456th of his career. That tied Detroit Red Wings great Alex Delvecchip for 54th place on the all-time list.

The Capitals lost to the Kings for the eighth time in their last nine meetings with the exception being a 4-0 win on Feb. 3 at Washington.

Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots for the Capitals, who were coming off a 5-4 overtime victory at San Jose on Wednesday and had won four of their previous five games.

Holtby stopped the first 17 shots he faced before the Kings opened the scoring at 9:03 of the first. Capitals defenceman Brooks Orpik tried to clear the puck off the boards behind his net, but Jeff Carter gained possession in the right corner and found Tyler Toffoli in the low slot. Holtby turned aside Toffoli's wrist shot before King converted the rebound.

Marian Gaborik, who turned 33 years old on Saturday, set up Lewis in front for a 2-0 lead just 17 seconds into the third period.

The teams were skating four-on-four when Ovechkin got Washington on the board at 1:55 of the third with a one-timer from the left circle, his 18th goal in his last 21 games. But Stoll responded with his sixth of the season on a perfect setup by captain Dustin Brown with 12:51 to play. Another assist went to Justin Williams, who was playing in his 400th regular-season games with the Kings.

NOTES: Ovechkin, who has scored at least 30 goals in each of his 10 NHL seasons, has lead the league in shots on net nine times ??? including this season. The only time he didn't was 2011-12, when he finished 36 behind Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin. ... Kings coach Darryl Sutter overtook Larry Robinson for fourth place on the franchise list with his 234th victory in the regular season. The Capitals also were the opponent when Sutter got his 500th overall win on March 20, 2014 at Staples Center ??? the same night Quick tied Rogie Vachon for the most career victories by a Kings goalie. ... The Capitals have never shut out the Kings in Los Angeles in 53 attempts since joining the NHL in 1974-75. ... Quick surpassed the 10,000 mark in shots faced during the regular season, becoming the 65th NHL goalie to reach that figure.

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