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Calgary Flames 1, Los Angeles Kings 4 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:15 AM

Associated Press

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Calgary Flames 1, Los Angeles Kings 4 FINAL
Calgary Flames 1, Los Angeles Kings 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ When Ian Laperriere saw the red light go on behind the Calgary net, he threw his head back and smiled broadly.

Laperriere ended his 29-game drought during a three-goal first period by the Los Angeles Kings, then added an empty-netter to seal Tuesday night's 4-1 victory over the Flames.

``When you go that long without a goal, you feel the pressure. I'm not known as a goal scorer, but sometimes I can put the puck in the net,'' said Laperriere, who has 70 goals in 630 NHL games _ including a hat trick against Boston in October 2000.

``It's a lot of fun to score goals. I don't care if you're a grinder, a fighter or what. It's just fun to help the team like that, and I was missing that,'' Laperriere said. ``I could have more than two. Sean Avery and Eric Belanger made some unbelievable plays out there, and I could have buried a couple more. But I won't get too greedy.''

Derek Armstrong had a goal and an assist, Joe Corvo added his third of the season and Trent Klatt had two assists for the Kings, who have won consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 4-6 after going 14 straight without a victory.

``We're a hardworking team, and we have to put our hard hats on and play the same way every night,'' Armstrong said. ``We're not going to score many pretty goals without all those guys we have injured, because they're hard to replace.''

Roman Cechmanek made 20 saves. The only shot that got past him was Dean McAmmond's first short-handed goal in 622 NHL games.

The Kings opened the scoring 4:13 in during a delayed penalty. Luc Robitaille poked the puck toward the crease after getting dumped by Andrew Ference, and Armstrong whipped his eighth goal past Roman Turek.

``The goals they scored in the first period were all soft goals,'' Flames coach Darryl Sutter said. ``Ference gets beat by Luc cleanly one-on-one. All he has to do is look at him in the chest squarely and separate him (from the puck). Ference has been a borderline competitor for us for a number of games.''

Laperriere, playing his eighth game after missing the previous 19 due to a concussion, made it 2-0 at 7:14 of the first. He banked the puck in off Calgary defenseman Jordan Leopold from a sharp angle to the right, after Robyn Regehr checked Kings forward Sean Avery into Turek.

Sutter then replaced Turek with Jamie McLennan, but Turek was back in less than three minutes later.

Corvo gave Los Angeles a three-goal cushion at 15:25 of the period _ just 13 seconds after the Kings killed off a penalty.

McAmmond scored 52 seconds into the second period on a 50-foot shot from the slot during a power play that carried over from the opening period. The goal was set up by Craig Conroy, who had a career-high four assists Monday against Anaheim.

Calgary left wing Josh Green got a boarding penalty nine minutes into the first period, resulting in Kings defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky missing the final two periods with a cervical strain.

``It was a real cheap shot. That should have been a five-minute major _ minimum,'' Murray said. ``I don't like calling out players on other teams for cheap shots, but there was no need for that. The guy took a pretty good run at him.

``The referees have to step up and make the call on that play. The league's got to do a better job of protecting the players. You've got to send a message that that's not allowed. And certainly, we've felt the pain of that all year here.''

Flames forward Kryzsztof Oliwa, who received a match penalty Monday for attempting to injure Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with an elbow to the head, didn't play against the Kings. But there was no word whether the NHL had suspended him.

Oliwa was suspended for two games in November after cross-checking Montreal's Darren Langdon in the face. Last season with the New York Rangers, Oliwa received a five-game suspension for cross-checking Columbus' Grant Marshall at the end of a game.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:13
LAK
Derek Armstrong (8) ASST: Luc Robitaille (21), Trent Klatt (14)
1 - 0 LAK
07:14
LAK
Ian Laperriere (1) ASST: Eric Belanger (9), Mattias Norstrom (9)
2 - 0 LAK
15:25
LAK
Joe Corvo (3) ASST: Trent Klatt (15), Derek Armstrong (8)
3 - 0 LAK
2nd Period
00:52
CGY
SHG - Dean McAmmond (11) ASST: Craig Conroy (15)
3 - 1 LAK
3rd Period
19:09
LAK
EN - Ian Laperriere (2) ASST: Sean Avery (11)
4 - 1 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
04:13
CGY
Josh Green  Hooking - Obstruction against  Luc Robitaille
09:54
CGY
Josh Green  Boarding against  Lubomir Visnovsky
11:21
LAK
Alex Frolov  Holding the stick against  Matthew Lombardi
13:12
LAK
Lubomir Visnovsky  Cross checking against  Craig Conroy
19:56
CGY
Lynn Loyns  Interference against  Jaroslav Modry
2nd Period
03:47
CGY
Chris Clark  Roughing against  Brad Chartrand
07:18
CGY
Martin Gelinas  Hi-sticking against  Joe Corvo
09:20
CGY
Andrew Ference  Holding against  Sean Avery
11:23
CGY
Chris Clark  Slashing
14:10
CGY
Oleg Saprykin  Roughing against  Brad Norton
14:10
CGY
Chuck Kobasew  Interference on goalkeeper against  Roman Cechmanek
14:10
LAK
Brad Norton  Roughing against  Oleg Saprykin
19:45
LAK
Ian Laperriere  Holding against  Steve Reinprecht
3rd Period
02:29
LAK
Derek Armstrong  Tripping against  Shean Donovan
05:09
LAK
Luc Robitaille  Holding against  Jarome Iginla
goalie stats
Roman Turek
Roman Turek
SA: 35TOI: 55:53
Saves: 32EV: 17 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 14
SV%: .914SH: 1 - 1
Jamie McLennan
Jamie McLennan
SA: 0TOI: 2:40
Saves: 0EV: 0 - 0
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: SH: 0 - 0
Roman Cechmanek
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 13 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .952SH: 1 - 2