Carter's OT goal helps Kings hold off Senators

Alex Kinkopf  - | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:49 AM

Make it rain, Los Angeles.

The weather outside Wednesday put a refreshing damper in the air. The sticks of Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter rejuvenated a Kings offense that up until tonight, had been grey as today’s skies.

Improvement was the expectation from the team and it’s surroundings, and in the Kings second showing at STAPLES Center this season, it certainly was the case.

On what was a rather chilly night in downtown Los Angeles, the Kings began their evening in a heated pursuit of rebounding from their previous – and opening performance in front of home fans on Monday.

First impressions aren’t everything.

Monday night’s offensive struggle was quickly forgotten. The Kings buried three first-period goals to instantly put the Ottawa Senators on their heels, and the sold-out STAPLES Center crowd into a raucous, invigorated spirit.

Dustin Brown (1,2) and Jeff Carter (3,4) chimed in for two goals apiece, getting help from Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards, who both accounted for two assists apiece tonight.

Jonathan Quick looked calm and collected in the crease, stopping 22 of Ottawa’s 25 shots.

Jeff Carter’s early season offensive onslaught continues. He now has five points in the first four games of the season.

Anze Kopitar, with his pair of assists tonight, passed Jim Fox as the eighth all-time leader scoring in franchise history.

The dominance of the Ottawa Senators in Los Angeles continued it’s long trending path tonight in the Kings 4-3 OT victory. They are now 1-12-1 when playing in tinseltown.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
06:39LAK Dustin Brown (1) ASST: NONE 1 - 0 LAK
12:31LAK PPG - Jeff Carter (3) ASST: Mike Richards (2) 2 - 0 LAK
17:55LAK PPG - Dustin Brown (2) ASST: Jeff Carter (1), Anze Kopitar (3) 3 - 0 LAK
2nd Period
06:06OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau (1) ASST: Erik Condra (1), Joe Corvo (1) 3 - 1 LAK
3rd Period
05:58OTT PPG - Bobby Ryan (1) ASST: Erik Karlsson (1), Chris Phillips (1) 3 - 2 LAK
15:33OTT Milan Michalek (1) ASST: Joe Corvo (2), Bobby Ryan (2) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
00:28LAK Jeff Carter (4) ASST: Mike Richards (3), Anze Kopitar (4) 4 - 3 LAK
Three Stars of the Game
Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 4
+/-: 1TOI: 17:40
Bobby Ryan
Bobby Ryan
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 4
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:42
Jeff Carter
Jeff Carter
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:42
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:30LAK Dustin Brown  Interference on goalkeeper against  Craig Anderson
10:29OTT Zack Smith  Roughing against  Dustin Brown
12:11OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau  Tripping against  Justin Williams
15:50OTT Chris Neil  Interference against  Dustin Brown
17:00OTT Kyle Turris  Hooking against  Justin Williams
18:22LAK Drew Doughty  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
3rd Period
05:50LAK Dustin Brown  Interference against  Erik Karlsson
11:56OTT Colin Greening  Slashing against  Daniel Carcillo
11:56LAK Daniel Carcillo  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Chris Neil
11:56OTT Chris Neil  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Daniel Carcillo
13:01LAK Matt Frattin  Holding against  Patrick Wiercioch
18:28OTT Clarke MacArthur  Hooking against  Drew Doughty
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/42/6
Faceoff Wins2843
Blocked Shots1413
Penalty Minutes1410
2J. CowenD0000015:31
3M. MethotD00-23023:46
4C. PhillipsD0110018:20
6B. RyanR1102017:42
7K. TurrisC00-12220:41
9M. MichalekL1003014:17
14C. GreeningC0000211:48
15Z. SmithC0000213:25
16C. MacArthurL00-12219:19
22E. CondraR0110014:54
24S. Da CostaC0003014:17
25C. NeilR0000410:54
28M. KassianL001104:59
44J. PageauC1012213:14
46P. WierciochD0002021:41
65E. KarlssonD01-12028:09
77J. CorvoD0221013:29
89C. ConacherC0002016:11
41C. Anderson2832.87560:28
2M. GreeneD0002016:52
8D. DoughtyD0015226:30
10M. RichardsC0211017:19
11A. KopitarC0212021:32
13K. CliffordL00-11010:18
14J. WilliamsR0000017:24
17D. CarcilloL0000211:31
21M. FrattinR00-11213:36
22T. LewisC0001012:44
23D. BrownR2016417:40
26S. VoynovD00-12016:42
27A. MartinezD0002018:09
28J. StollC00-12015:04
33W. MitchellD00-11020:00
44R. RegehrD0001020:36
71J. NolanC0000010:17
74D. KingL00-11011:54
77J. CarterC2114017:42
32J. Quick2225.88060:22