Kings beat Islanders 4-1 behind team effort
LOS ANGELES — Dustin Brown and Alex Iafallo each had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Islanders 4-1 Wednesday night.
Jeff Carter had a power-play goal and Matt Roy also scored to help the Kings win for the fifth time in eight games (5-2-1).
Derick Brassard scored for the Islanders, who went 0-2-1 on their three-game California road trip. Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves, his first regulation loss in 10 starts.
It was the second straight regulation loss for the Islanders after setting a franchise record by earning a point in 17 straight games. New York was 15-0-2 in that span before losing 3-0 at Anaheim on Monday night.
Los Angeles took a 2-1 lead with 3:43 left in the second on Carter’s first power-play goal of the season by tipping Michael Amadio’s shot from the point over Varlamov. It was the Kings’ third power-play goal in four games. They had seven goals with the man-advantage in their first 21 games.
Roy made it 3-1 at 10:19 of the third on a one-timer from the high slot off a pass from Blake Lizotte for his second of the season.
Alex Iafallo added an empty-netter with 2:07 left to cap the scoring. He has four points in the past two games.
The Islanders went in front 1 -0 at 8:46 of the first when Brassard tipped Scott Mayfield’s shot from the blue line and sent it bouncing under Quick.
The Kings took over the scoring after that as Brown tied it 1-1 at 9:46 by sneaking a sharp-angle shot from the left circle under the crossbar.
NOTES: The Islanders scratched D Nick Leddy after he aggravated a previous injury against the Ducks on Monday, coach Barry Trotz said. … New York also scratched F Otto Koivula and F Ross Johnston. … Kings F Trevor Lewis returned after missing eight games because of a lower-body injury. … Kings D Alec Martinez was placed on injured reserve. Martinez had surgery to repair his right wrist after he was cut by a skate against San Jose on Monday.
Islanders: Host Columbus on Saturday night.
Kings: At San Jose on Friday.
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