CHICAGO (AP) -- Alexander Frolov made the right decision.
Frolov scored with 8:26 left and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a 14-game
winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
After cutting in from the right wing and slipping past Chicago defenseman
Johnathan Aitkin, Frolov thought about passing before sliding a shot under the
pads of goalie Craig Anderson, who went down to make the save.
"It's a good thing this happened tonight," Frolov said. "First I was
going to pass it. Then I brought it to the backhand and then back. It's a great
Los Angeles hadn't won since beating Edmonton on Dec. 16, going 0-3-9-2
The goal was the 14th for Frolov, now in his second NHL season.
"I went to try to force (Frolov) to make a play," Anderson said. "He
didn't come to the middle and beat me on the short side."
Chicago is now 1-5-0-1 in its last seven games and 5-19-4-5 in its last 33.
"We just got beat one-on-one off the boards," Blackhawks coach Brian
Sutter said. "Frolov is one of the most skilled guys in the league."
Derek Armstrong also scored for the Kings. The goal was his first since Nov.
13, and also his first since missing 22 games with a broken right ring finger.
Los Angeles goalie Roman Cechmanek blocked 34 shots, allowing only a goal by
Chicago's Alex Zhamnov in the third period.
"Derek Armstrong had his best game since he came back and Roman made some
big saves for us," Kings coach Andy Murray said.
Anderson made 20 saves in his first start since being recalled from Norfolk
of the AHL on Thursday.
The Blackhawks were 0-for-6 on the power play. The Kings were 0-for-4.
Armstrong put the Kings up 1-0 midway through the second period. Armstrong
fired the puck into a half-empty net from the slot after taking a pass from
The Kings killed a three-minute Chicago power play -- including a two-man
advantage for one minute -- late in the second and early in the third.
Zhamnov tied it 1-all at 5:37 of the third. His low, one-time shot from the
top of the slot deflected off the right post and beat Cechmanek on the glove