Phaneuf scores again for Kings in 4-3 win over Jets

From FOX Sports - February 20, 2018

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP)Dion Phaneuf scored on the power play for his third goal in four games with Los Angeles, helping the Kings cap a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Alec Martinez also scored on the power play, Dustin Browns goal late in the third period stood as the winner and Torrey Mitchell had the other goal for the Kings. Darcy Kuemper stopped 30 shots to win his fifth straight start.

Anze Kopitar picked up an assist on Browns goal, giving him his 800th NHL point in his 900th career game.

Patrik Laine scored on the power play with 49 seconds left to trim the deficit for Winnipeg. Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien had the other Jets goals, and Laine added an assist.

Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves for the Jets, who completed a 6-3-1 homestand.

It was the third consecutive win for the Kings, who were coming off a 3-1 victory at Chicago the night before and went 4-3 on their trip.

The Jets went on an early two-man advantage and made it count when Wheeler fired a high shot over Kuempers glove at 5:46 of the first period.

Wheeler also had an assist in running his point streak to six games, with three goals and eight assists during that span. He has 14 points in his last 10 games.

The Kings started off the second period on a high note with their own power-play goal. Martinezs point shot went through traffic for his sixth of the season at 1:49.


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