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.
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.
Toews gave Chicago the lead when he beat Jonathan Quick with a rebound backhand early in the third period, but Tyler Toffoli responded with a quick tying snap shot.
Jarrett Stoll and Dwight King also scored for Los Angeles, which had been shut out in each of its previous two games. The reigning Stanley Cup champions have won four of six overall.
BRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2, SO: In Boston, Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation, then put the Bruins ahead in the shootout. Milan Lucic also scored for Boston, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit and improved to 11-2-1 at home this season.
Tuukka Rask had 23 saves through regulation and overtime, then stopped Nikolai Kulemin on the Maple Leafs’ last chance to extend the shootout, which Boston led 2-1 on goals by Tyler Seguin and Bergeron.
SENATORS 3, DEVILS 2, SO: In Ottawa, Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give the Senators a win over New Jersey. 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.
Andrei Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Devils as Martin Brodeur faced 14 shots.
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 (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.
Corey Potter and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers in their third consecutive loss.