National Hockey League
Los Angeles 3, NY Rangers 1
When: 10:30 PM ET, Monday, January 10, 2022
Where: Arena, Los Angeles, California
Referees: Pierre Lambert, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Trent Knorr
Attendance: 13558

Cal Petersen made 22 saves and the Los Angeles Kings won for the fourth time in five games, beating the visiting New York Rangers 3-1 on Monday night.

Phillip Danault, Blake Lizotte and Adrian Kempe scored and Trevor Moore had two assists for the Kings.

Mika Zibanejad scored and Alexandar Georgiev made 36 saves for the Rangers, who had won four of their previous five.

After a scoreless first period, the Kings tallied twice in the first four minutes of the second.

Moore tipped away a side-to-side pass from K'Andre Miller in the neutral zone, allowing him to slip between Miller and Jacob Trouba and get off a backhand shot from in close.

Georgiev made the save, but Danault came in behind the play and chipped the puck high in the net for a 1-0 lead 55 seconds into the period.

Moore set up the second goal as well, driving down the right side and backhanding the puck toward the net. Georgiev bobbled the save, and Lizotte came in and swung and missed at the bouncing puck but kicked it back in front and scored for a 2-0 lead at 3:41.

The Rangers made it 2-1 at 11:27 of the third period when Filip Chytil spun and shot the puck from above the right circle, and Zibanejad tipped it past Petersen for his second goal in two games.

Kempe scored into an empty net with 1:17 left to re-establish the two-goal lead at 3-1.

Artemi Panarin, the leading point scorer for the Rangers the past two seasons, returned after missing four games while in COVID-19 protocol and was a minus-3 in 21:30. Barclay Goodrow was added to New York's protocol list on Monday.

Ryan Reaves and Julien Gauthier remained in protocol, and the Rangers were also without Dryden Hunt, who sustained an upper-body injury in the opener of the five-game road trip on Thursday against the Vegas Golden Knights.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
NY Rangers   Los Angeles
Mika Zibanejad 1 Points Trevor Moore 2
Mika Zibanejad 1 Goals Phillip Danault 1
Filip Chytil 1 Assists Trevor Moore 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Alexandar Georgiev .947 Save Percentage Cal Petersen .957
Alexandar Georgiev 36 Saves Cal Petersen 22
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 23 1 0-2 3-3 6 31
Los Angeles 39 3 0-3 2-2 4 20
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Kings have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Rangers have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .615 after a loss.