Kings Rule Over Capitals 3-2
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Trent Klatt scored two goals to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night.
Sean Avery also scored for the Kings, who have now won five straight games in Washington dating back to 1998.
Robert Lang scored twice for the Capitals, who have now lost 10 of 12 games.
Klatt, who also had a two-goal game last week against Florida, gave the Kings the lead at 8:14 of the second period when he took a pass from Brian Chartrand and beat Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig.
Chartrand, who last had an assist on Feb. 17 of last season, also assisted on Klatt’s first goal, which was deflected from the top of the crease behind Kolzig at 4:26 of the first period. Alexander Frolov also assisted on Klatt’s goals.
Lang scored more than a minute later to tie the game.
Avery knocked in his first goal of the season at 6:19 of the third period to give the Kings a 3-1 lead.
For the second time, it was Lang who provided the response for the Capitals when he tapped a loose puck inside the post with 5:48 to play in the third.
Washington has now scored two or fewer goals in 12 of its last 13 games.
Roman Cechmanek made 23 saves for the Kings.
Notes: The Kings completed their four-game road trip against the Southeast division with a 3-0-0-1 record. ... Lang’s first-period goal was the 150th of his career. ... Kings winger Ziggy Palffy, who leads the league with 15 assists, failed to record a point for the first time in five games.