Kings upend Flames 3-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Los Angeles winger Trevor Lewis had a good road trip through Alberta.
Lewis scored the go-ahead goal and the Kings swept back-to-back games in Alberta with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old showed poise on his goal at 15:20 of the first period, which came 29 seconds after Calgary tied 1-1.
Lewis collected a rebound at the side of the net, paused briefly to control the puck, then zipped a shot into the top corner over the shoulder of Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald.
"The puck was bouncing so I had to wait for it to settle and I just fired it," said Lewis, who scored for the first time in 31 games.
"I didn't see it go in, I thought actually (Mike) Richards touched it, so I didn't get as good of a celebration as I would have liked, but it still feels great to get the goose egg off."
Lewis had gone 13 games without a point before picking up two assists Tuesday night in the Kings' 3-1 win over Edmonton.
"To get a chance to play with Richards or (Jeff) Carter, you pretty much just have to get them the puck and get open, and good things will happen," Lewis said.
It would be all the offense Jonathan Bernier needed. With Jonathan Quick getting the night off, the Kings backup goalie made 26 stops.
Dustin Brown and Carter also scored for Los Angeles.
The defending Stanley Cup champions wrap up a grueling stretch in which they played eight of nine games on the road.
T.J. Brodie scored for Calgary. The Flames have two days off before returning to action Saturday against Minnesota.
Jarome Iginla led the Flames with a season-high nine shots.
"Overall, it hasn't been good enough," said Iginla of his team's 2-5-2 mark at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
"Usually you're talking about ways to win on the road, but you definitely have to find ways to win at home to move in the standings and not to slide."
The Flames' captain did make a nice set up on Brodie's tying goal at 14:51 of the first, finding him sneaking in from the blue line where he moved through the slot and put a shot inside the post.
Los Angeles added a goal halfway through the third period when Richards wheeled out of the corner and found Carter in the slot for his team-leading eighth goal, all coming in the past 13 games.
With Miikka Kiprusoff (knee) missing his eighth game, MacDonald made his second start and first at home since being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings. He had 30 saves.