July 22nd, 2024

Fiala strikes in OT, Kings knock off Senators 4-3

By Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press on March 7, 2024.

Ottawa Senators center Ridly Greig (71) controls the puck as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jordan Spence (21) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 7, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kevin Fiala scored in overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Fiala scored on a spinning backhand two minutes into the extra session to give the Kings their third win in four games.

Jacob Moverare scored his first career goal, Quinton Byfield and Pierre-Luc Dubois each had a goal, and Cam Talbot made 28 saves for the Kings.

Drake Batherson had a goal late in the third period to tie the game at 3-all, Dominik Kubalik scored on the power play, and Brady Tkachuk had a goal for the Senators. Joonas Korpisalo made 31 saves.

The Kings came to life in the third, drawing their first penalty and tying it up at 2 with Talbot off for an extra attacker when Dubois finished off Anze Kopitar’s centering pass midway through the period.

Moverare put them in front with 8:14 remaining when his shot redirected in off Tim Stutzle’s stick. It was his first goal in 32 career games.

Batherson, who also had an assist, sent it to overtime with a one-timer from Artem Zub with 4:23 to go.

Despite being depleted by injuries and having traded forward Vladimir Tarasenko on Wednesday, the Senators largely outplayed the Kings through two periods.

Kubalik chopped Jake Sanderson’s shot down to go up 1-0 on a power play 7:33 into the first.

After Byfield scored on a breakaway with 6:36 left in the second to tie it up, Tkachuk responded 15 seconds later beating Talbot five-hole while falling down to put Ottawa back in the lead.

Talbot made two key saves against Stutzle to keep Los Angeles in the game, making a pad stop 42 seconds into the first and a sprawling glove save to prevent him from scoring into an open net 13 seconds before Byfield’s goal.

Playing the second night of a back-to-back, the Senators did not have defenseman Thomas Chabot (lower body) and forward Matthew Highmore (upper body) after sustaining injuries in the 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.


Senators: Visit the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Kings: Host the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.


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