Kings tally early, hold on to topple Habs

Kings tally early, hold on to topple Habs

Anze Kopitar and Viktor Arvidsson scored 19 seconds apart in the first period, and Pheonix Copley made 20 saves to lead the visiting Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.Alexander Edler and Adrian Kempe also scored for the Kings, who were coming off a 5-0 loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.Mike Hoffman and Cole Caufield scored, and Jake Allen made 31 saves for the Canadiens, who have lost three of four (1-2-1).Los Angeles won the puck on a forecheck behind the Montreal net and Kevin Fiala made a backhand pass out front to Kopitar for the one-timer that gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead at 9:34 of the first.Arvidsson made it 2-0 with a wrist shot that sailed over the glove of Allen and into the net at 9:53. Montreal teammates Nick Suzuki and Josh Anderson collided at their blue line, allowing Phillip Danault space to find Arvidsson.Los Angeles outshot the Canadiens 16-5 in the first period, and Montreal did not have a shot on goal over the final 11:45 of the first period.After a scoreless second period, Caufield hit the post for Montreal at 5:15 of the third period. A goal was initially awarded to Caufield, but a quick video review showed his shot had hit the post.


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