Sens score 4 late goals to stun Kings 5-3
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, right, of Slovenia, moves the puck under pressure from Ottawa Senators center Zack Smith during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill)
Greg Beacham, The Associated Press
Published Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:27PM EST
LOS ANGELES -- Mika Zibanejad scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 6:50 to play, and the Ottawa Senators roared back from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Bobby Ryan and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored 26 seconds apart earlier in the third as the Senators stunned the Pacific Division leaders and All-Star goalie Jonathan Quick with three goals in just over five minutes.
Alex Chiasson also scored and Mark Borowiecki added an empty-net goal. Craig Anderson stopped 30 shots for Ottawa, which won for just the third time in nine games.
Zibanejad set up Ryan's goal with a sharp pass before putting the Senators ahead during a four-minute power play created by Nick Shore's high-sticking penalty.
Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli each had a goal and an assist in the Kings' second regulation loss in 10 games since Christmas. Quick made 18 saves while losing in regulation for the first time in 11 starts since Dec. 14.
Vincent Lecavalier scored his first goal for the Kings, and Anze Kopitar had an assist shortly after finalizing an eight-year, $80 million contract extension.
The Slovenian centre has been Los Angeles' leading scorer in each of the last eight seasons, providing stellar two-way play for the two-time Stanley Cup champions.
Carter scored his 100th goal for the Kings in the first period, and Lecavalier scored on a loose puck in the second.
The veteran centre got his 412th NHL goal and his first since joining the Kings in a trade with Philadelphia last week. Lecavalier plans to retire this summer, but he's fitting in well as Los Angeles' third-line centre, playing the Kings' two-way style and excelling on faceoffs.
Toffoli made it 3-1 on an exceptional centring pass from Milan Lucic early in the third, but the Senators then took charge.
Ryan got a tap-in goal off a fine feed from Zibanejad, and Pageau evened it with his 10th goal on the next shift after Jake Muzzin misplayed the puck for Los Angeles.
NOTES: Anderson stopped Toffoli's first career penalty shot in the second period. ... Muzzin had an assist on Carter's goal, extending his points streak to a career-best six games. That's the longest points streak by a Los Angeles defenceman since December 2010, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee attended the game.