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Kings 4, Canucks 3, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 4, Canucks 3, SO
Los Angeles Kings 4, Vancouver Canucks 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Los Angeles forward Alexander Frolov scored the lone goal of the shootout to give the Kings a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

Mathieu Garon stopped Markus Naslund's backhand move to clinch the win as the Kings overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to win the match-up of 20-victory teams.

Frolov gave the Kings the win as he deked to his forehand and tucked the puck between Alex Auld's legs.

Hours after being left off the U.S. Olympic team, Jeremy Roenick had a goal and an assist in the first period for the Kings, snapping an eight-game point drought with his first multiple-point game since scoring twice in the season opener.

Roenick, who started the game with a big hit on Brendan Morrison five seconds in, scored the Kings' first goal and set up Derek Armstrong for the second.

Craig Conroy, who was named to the American Olympic squad, scored the other Los Angeles goal shorthanded as the Kings, who have won four of their last five, moved into a tie with Dallas for top spot in the Pacific Division.

Naslund, Daniel Sedin and Steve McCarthy scored in regulation for the Canucks, who lost consecutive home games for the first time, falling to 13-1-2 at GM Place.

It was also the second straight game Vancouver blew a two-goal lead and gave up the tying goal shorthanded before losing in overtime.

Garon, who also stopped Daniel Sedin and forced Todd Bertuzzi to shoot wide in the shootout, made 2o saves in regulation and three more in overtime.

Auld made 24 saves before the shootout, including breakaway stops on Frolov in the second period and Demitra late in the third. He stopped Demitra again in the shootout and made a nice save on Joe Corvo, but couldn't stop Frolov again.

Notes: Roenick was playing his fourth game since being moved up to the top line with Demitra and Conroy. Vancouver D Kevin Bieksa played his first NHL game after being recalled from Manitoba of the AHL earlier in the day and took a roughing penalty 10 seconds in. ... The Kings placed LW Jeff Cowan on the injured reserve list before the game with a groin injury that has forced him to miss four games already.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:32
VAN
Markus Naslund (18) ASST: Brendan Morrison (18), Bryan Allen (5)
1 - 0 VAN
09:01
VAN
PPG - Daniel Sedin (10) ASST: Anson Carter (9), Sami Salo (16)
2 - 0 VAN
09:54
LAK
Jeremy Roenick (6) ASST: Pavol Demitra (25), Craig Conroy (21)
2 - 1 VAN
16:22
LAK
PPG - Derek Armstrong (6) ASST: Jeremy Roenick (7), Lubomir Visnovsky (24)
2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
05:01
VAN
Steve McCarthy (1) ASST: Daniel Sedin (15), Anson Carter (10)
3 - 2 VAN
15:27
LAK
SHG - Craig Conroy (13) ASST: Pavol Demitra (26)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDLAKVAN
1P. DemitraD. Sedin
2A. FrolovT. Bertuzzi
3J. CorvoM. Naslund
penalty summary
1st Period
00:10
VAN
Kevin Bieksa  Roughing
03:12
LAK
Craig Conroy  Slashing
07:33
LAK
Mike Cammalleri  Hooking
10:22
LAK
Sean Avery  Fighting (maj)
10:22
VAN
Ed Jovanovski  Fighting (maj)
15:22
VAN
Daniel Sedin  Holding
16:41
VAN
Ryan Kesler  Holding the stick
17:41
LAK
Lubomir Visnovsky  Interference
18:55
VAN
Markus Naslund  Tripping
2nd Period
05:17
LAK
Eric Belanger  Tripping
07:26
LAK
Lubomir Visnovsky  Cross checking
14:44
LAK
Sean Avery  Hooking
3rd Period
02:03
VAN
Ed Jovanovski  Holding
03:48
LAK
Nathan Dempsey  Interference
12:58
LAK
Lubomir Visnovsky  Tripping
15:51
VAN
Todd Bertuzzi  Interference
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Mathieu Garon
SA: 25TOI: 63:54
Saves: 22EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .880SH: 1 - 1
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
SA: 27TOI: 65:00
Saves: 24EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .889SH: 2 - 3