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Los Angeles Kings 1, New York Islanders 1 FINAL OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

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Los Angeles Kings 1, New York Islanders 1 FINAL OT
Los Angeles Kings 1, New York Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ The Los Angeles Kings were pleased to finish their seven-game road trip with another point.

Arron Asham scored early in the third period and Rick DiPietro stopped 29 shots, rallying the New York Islanders to a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

``For us to get a point walking in here at the end of a seven-game road trip is good,'' Kings coach Andy Murray said. ``We knew they were going to be tough, but we battled hard.''

Trent Klatt scored in the second period for the Kings, who have earned points in 10 of their last 11 games (4-1-4-2), including eight overtime contests. They finished their trip with eight points (2-1-2-2).

The tie moved Los Angeles into sixth place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of Dallas.

Cristobal Huet stopped 36 shots for Los Angeles.

``Huet was outstanding,'' Murray said. ``He was a key part of our game.''

The Islanders had two good scoring chances in the first period, but Michael Peca's shot hit the crossbar and Oleg Kvasha's shot clanged off the right post with less than two minutes remaining.

``When the posts are on your side, that's good,'' Huet said. ``A little luck like that helps.''

Klatt scored 90 seconds into the second period, grabbing a rebound of Joe Corvoa's shot from the left point and beating DiPietro.

Asham tied the score 50 seconds into the third when he one-timed a pass from Trent Hunter past Huet.

The Kings managed just three shots on a two-man advantage for 1:54 late in the third period.

The Islanders outshot the Kings 8-1 in overtime. Los Angeles hit the post late in the extra period.

``The five-on-three definitely got the crowd into it,'' DiPietro said of the 15,369 who attended the game. ``It was a dull game until then. After that, we poured it on.''

The Islanders got a scare with about 11{ minutes left when Hunter and Kings defenseman Brad Norton hit knees. Hunter, the team leader with 22 goals, left the ice, but returned later.

``It was a bit scary,'' Hunter said. ``Right now, it's a little sore. We'll see how it is (Tuesday). I don't think he was trying to hurt me.''

Norton agreed he wasn't trying to hurt Hunter.

``He just shot it, and turned at the last second,'' Norton said. ``I was trying to hit his shoulder, but he made that turn and I couldn't move in time. I had no intention to hurt him.''

The Islanders outshot the Kings 8-1 in overtime. Los Angeles hit the post late in the extra period, and a shot tipped by Luc Robitaille went over the net.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
Trent Klatt (15) ASST: Joe Corvo (16), Tim Gleason (4)
1 - 0 LAK
3rd Period
Arron Asham (10) ASST: Trent Hunter (20)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
penalty summary
1st Period
Rick DiPietro  Delay of game against  Jozef Stumpel
Joe Corvo  Hooking
2nd Period
Trent Klatt  Interference - Obstruction
Dave Scatchard  Slashing
3rd Period
Adrian Aucoin  Hi-sticking
Michael Peca  Hi-sticking
Brad Norton  Kneeing
Mattias Norstrom  Hooking
OT Period
goalie stats
Cristobal Huet
Cristobal Huet
SA: 37TOI: 65:00
Saves: 36EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 11
SV%: .973SH: 2 - 2
Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro
SA: 30TOI: 64:38
Saves: 29EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .967SH: 1 - 1