Captain Dustin Brown scored two goals and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves as the surging Los Angeles Kings beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Monday night for their second win over the Flames in three days.
Brown and Jarret Stoll scored first-period goals, before Brown added an empty-netter for the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, who moved up to third place in the Western Conference with their 11th win in 14 games.
Despite a rough third period that was dominated by Calgary, the champs finished their five-game homestand with four victories.
With steadily improving play after a rough start to the season, Los Angeles trails only Chicago and Anaheim in the West race.
Mikael Backlund ruined Quick’s shutout bid with 5 minutes, 22 seconds to play for last-place Calgary, who have lost six straight on the road.
BRUINS 3, SENATORS 2
In Ottawa, David Krejci scored the shootout winner and had an assist in regulation as the Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Monday night.
Tuuka Rask made 30 saves in regulation and stopped three of four Senators in the shootout, including a bizarre attempt from Kaspars Daugavins. The Ottawa forward carried the puck by pressing down with the tip of his stick before attempting a failed 360o move in front of Rask.
Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille scored for Boston, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win their 10th straight in Ottawa.
Guillaume Latendresse — in his first game back from injury since Jan. 30 — and Kyle Turris scored in regulation for the Senators. Robin Lehner made 33 saves through three periods and overtime.