OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators weren't happy with the way they played over the weekend. So they responded with a better effort on Monday night.
Mike Hoffman scored twice and picked up an assist and Mika Zibanejad had a goal and two helpers to lift the Senators to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings, two nights after a tough 3-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday.
"It was the way I expected that team to play," said Senators head coach Dave Cameron. "You know you're excited that it's a bounce-back game and you're excited that they came back and responded against a real good team."
Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson also scored for Ottawa (16-10-5).
Jamie McBain, Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin scored for Los Angeles (19-9-2).
Jonathan Quick stopped 16 shots for the Kings while Craig Anderson made 33 saves in his 15th straight start for Ottawa.
"We're all proud people and we get embarrassed and we don't get to this level by not being proud of what we do and what we can accomplish," said Anderson. "I think that drives a lot of guys to be proud of what we've done and continue to strive for."
The Kings started the third trailing 4-2 and made it a one-goal game 10 minutes in as Muzzin beat Anderson through the legs through traffic. But two minutes later, Zibanejad regained the two-goal lead, jamming in a Bobby Ryan rebound to make it 5-3.
"You trade opportunities with a high scoring team and they're going to make you pay," said Muzzin. "That was kind of the story. We were a little bit off on our execution. We tried to come back and we fell a little short."
The second period was the difference for Ottawa. Trailing 1-0 after the first, the Senators came out and scored four goals to lead 4-2 after 40 minutes.
Hoffman, with his first of the night, took a pass from Zibanejad behind the net and beat Quick with a one-timer at 2:29.
Just over one minute later Karlsson passed to Turris, who caught Quick moving for his 13th of the season.
Ottawa made it 3-1 as Karlsson's point shot bounced through traffic and past a screened Quick. The three goals came in a span of 3:34.
"I thought we looked like a tired team," said Kings head coach Darryl Sutter. "It caught up with us a little bit. We made some fatigued mistakes and they buried them."
Hoffman scored his second of the game playing give-and-go with Curtis Lazar to put the Senators up 4-1.
"We came together as a group," said Zibanejad. "We knew what we had to do and we went out and did it and it's nice to get two points out of this."
Los Angeles had a number of great chances in the second period, but caught a break when Alec Martinez's dump in took a weird bounce. It put the puck out front with Anderson out to play it and allowed Toffoli an easy power-play goal to cut the lead in half.
The Kings opened the scoring at the 14-minute mark of the first as McBain fired a slapper from the faceoff circle to beat Anderson. It marked the 20th time this season the Senators have given up the first goal.
Notes: Mark Stone picked up his 100th career point with an assist on Ottawa's second goal. ... Ottawa LW Shane Prince was a healthy scratch. The Kings D Nick Ebert, D Jeff Schultz and C Jordan Weal were healthy scratches.