Game 74; 44-25-5
WINNIPEG — The rough road trip has come to end for the Los Angeles Kings as they finish 0-3-0 thanks to an underwhelming 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. The clubs have now split their first two games with the third being the regular-season finale.
Despite outshooting the Jets 14-4 in the first period, the Kings could not solve Ondrej Pavelec. They did, however, break through at 9:25 of the second when Anze Kopitar potted his 25th — a power-play goal — from Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty to give the silver-and-black the lead.
That, however, was all the momentum the Kings could muster on this night.
With just 1:40 remaining in the second, Adam Lowry beat Jonathan Quick to tie the game. Then, just 15 seconds into the third, Dustin Byfuglien gave the Jets the lead before Paul Postma added some insurance just a couple of minutes later.
Drew Stafford would add an empty-netter late and that was more than enough for a Jets team who handed Los Angeles their third-straight defeat.
For the Kings, they have not been able to muster anything since clinching a playoff spot last week but hopefully returning home will do the trick when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.