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Campbell save with two seconds left helps Kings hold off Jets

Stops Scheifele 1-on-1 to end Winnipeg's three-game winning streak

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Campbell's game-ending save

WPG@LAK: Campbell makes incredible save to end game

Jack Campbell makes a terrific stop to rob Mark Scheifele of a game-tying goal, sealing the Kings' 2-1 win against the Jets

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LOS ANGELES -- Jack Campbell made 33 saves, including a 1-on-1 against Mark Scheifele with two seconds remaining in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 at Staples Center on Saturday.

Campbell had to save a backhand by Scheifele when the puck came to the Jets center out of a scrum off the boards after Austin Wagner was unable to knock it away.

"I thought our guys did a great job that final minute," Campbell said. "I just had to kind of make that one save for them."

 

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Joakim Ryan and Nikolai Prokhorkin scored for the Kings (11-14-2), who went 7-1-1 at home this month to set a team record for home wins in November.

Jack Roslovic scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 32 saves for the Jets (16-10-1), who had their three-game winning streak end. Winnipeg went 10-3-1 this month, setting a Jets/Atlanta Thrashers record for wins in November.

"Yeah, our game is definitely night and day to where it was in October," Jets forward Blake Wheeler said. "We've put ourselves in a good position here and looking towards the next month to keep growing our game, keep getting better."

Video: WPG@LAK: Ryan whips puck home to kick off scoring

Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead at 7:34 of the first period when Ryan scored on a wrist shot from the left circle. It was his first goal with the Kings after signing a one-year contract July 1 as a free agent.

Ryan went 65 games without an NHL goal; he hadn't scored since Feb. 25, 2018, for the San Jose Sharks against the Minnesota Wild.

Dustin Brown had the assist, his fourth point (two goals, two assists) in four games.

Prokhorkin made it 2-0 at 12:12, putting the rebound of a shot by Trevor Lewis over Brossoit's blocker from close range. Prokhorkin had been scratched for the previous two games to allow Lewis to get back into the lineup after missing eight games because of a lower-body injury.

Prokhorkin also won 5 of 7 face-offs (71 percent) in a game where the Kings managed 45 percent (25 of 56).

"He's a talented player," Kings coach Todd McLellan said. "There's a bit of a rotation that's happening there, but he stayed ready, took advantage of his opportunity. You know, when some of our other centers were getting drilled early in the circle, he was actually winning a fair number of draws, so that was a real positive as well."

Video: WPG@LAK: Prokhorkin cleans up in front to double lead

Wheeler said the Jets were unable to match the intensity and execution the Kings had in the first period. That was the difference in not being able to sweep the three-game California road trip, he said.

"They came out determined and it took us a little while to match it," Wheeler said. "Ultimately, the first period cost us, but there was a lot of that game that turned out to be real good and a real good battle by us giving us a chance to win."

The Jets pulled within 2-1 at 4:18 of the third period. Roslovic nearly lost control of Tucker Poolman's pass at the left post but recovered in time to put a sharp-angle shot into an open net for his sixth goal of the season.

Video: WPG@LAK: Poolman, Roslovic team up to trim deficit

Winnipeg continued to push, but Campbell's late save was enough to keep them from earning another point in November.

"We had just enough time, one second left," Brossoit said. "But hats off to Campbell, he did really well."

 

They said it

"You go [10-3-1] in any month in the National Hockey League with the amount of road time, I think 24 nights on the road … We're ready to go back home." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice

"I kind of looked real quick just to make sure in case [of] a whistle or if I have to shoot it out, or whatever, so I saw there was six seconds. By the time it squirted over to [Scheifele] I was like, 'Ok, I don't think he has time to make a backdoor play, so try to just be patient.' I know he's a skilled [player] but, yeah, it was just fortunate to make the save." -- Kings goalie Jack Campbell

 

Need to know

Kings defenseman Paul LaDue had an assist in his season debut. … Prokhorkin has three points (two goals, one assist) in his past four games. … Roslovic has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past seven games. … Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers had an assist, giving him six points (five goals, one assist) in his past eight games. … The Jets went 7-2-0 on the road in November.

 

What's next

Jets: Host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-SW, NHL.TV)

Kings: At the Anaheim Ducks on Monday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN, PRIME, FS-W, NHL.TV)

Video: Ryan, Campbell lead Kings to 2-1 win against Jets

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