Late goal leads Kings over Blackhawks

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CHICAGO — Dustin Brown converted his own rebound with 1:27 remaining, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.

Chicago's Dave Bolland (left) and Niklas Hjalmarsson put pressure on Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar (center). Kopitar won a faceoff to set up the game-winning goal.  CHARLES REX ARBOGAST/ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLES REX ARBOGAST/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chicago's Dave Bolland (left) and Niklas Hjalmarsson put pressure on Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar (center). Kopitar won a faceoff to set up the game-winning goal.

Brown’s first attempt went off the back of Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya, but it bounced right back to the captain, who sent it past Corey Crawford for his 12th of the season. Anze Kopitar set up the score by winning a faceoff in Chicago’s end.

Kopitar also had a goal in the second period to end Los Angeles’ scoreless streak at 150 minutes, 35 seconds.

Michael Frolik had two goals and an assist for Chicago, which has lost two in a row. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews also scored.

SENATORS 3, DEVILS 2 (SO)

In Ottawa, Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout for the Senators.

Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa.

BRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2

In Boston, Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation, then put Boston ahead in the shootout as the Bruins held on for a over Toronto.

Milan Lucic also scored for Boston, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit and improved to 11-2-1 at home this season.

PREDATORS 3, OILERS 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators.

Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville, which its third straight.

Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points in his past three games.

LIGHTNING: Hired Jon Cooper as their new coach Monday.

Cooper had been coaching Syracuse of the AHL. He is replacing Guy Boucher, who was fired Sunday.


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