Kings extend winning streak to 6 with OT win over Montreal

Nov 9, 2021, 5:46 AM | Updated: 9:45 pm
Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal a...

Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during overtime in NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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              The puck flies over Los Angeles Kings goaltender Cal Petersen during a pile up with Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen and Kings defenseman Matt Roy in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Los Angeles Kings' Brendan Lemieux, center, celebrates with teammates Blake Lizotte, left, and Tobias Bjornfot after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen stops Los Angeles Kings' Phillip Danault, rear, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen deflects a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens' Michael Pezzetta checks Los Angeles Kings' Brendan Lemieux into the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe scores past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen during overtime of an NHL hockey  Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during overtime in NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during overtime in NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored on a sweeping move at 3:39 of overtime and the Los Angeles Kings extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

“For (Kempe) to be able to control the puck, get across the net like that and make that, it’s huge,” Kings goaltender Cal Peterson said. “He’s one of the guys that we count on in those overtime situations.

“He has plenty of handling moves like that so we count on him to do that and he comes through.”

Brendan Lemieux and Alex Iafallo also scored. Petersen made 33 saves for the Kings, whose winning streak is currently the longest one in the league.

Ben Chiarot and Jake Evans tallied for Montreal, which fell to 3-11-1. Jake Allen made 31 saves.

Kempe’s fifth goal of the season was a great individual effort and it extended his goal scoring streak to four games. He took a drop pass from Andreas Athanasiou near his own blue line, skated into the Montreal zone, circle the net and then did a complete circle around the Canadiens’ zone. When he got to the blue line, he put on a burst of speed, skated around Evans, cut to the net and beat Allen to the corner of the net.

It was former Canadien Phillip Danault’s first game back at the Bell Centre since signing with the Kings as a free agent.

Chiarot opened the scoring at 15:03 of the first period off a scramble.

Los Angeles pulled even at 4:56 of the second period when Lemieux beat Allen with a powerful shot in the top left corner.

The Kings took a 2-1 lead six seconds into the third period. Iafallo broke down the side after the opening faceoff and fooled Allen with a wrist shot.

Evans tied the game at 13:22 of the third after beating defenseman Tobias Bjornfoot with a nifty move near the faceoff circle.

“We obviously wanted the two points,” said head coach Dominique Ducharme. “They took an early lead in the third period but we came back with a big goal from Jake (Evans). We had good chances around the net in the third period with (Mike Hoffman) and (Nick Suzuki) but we need to be difference-makers in those moments.”

Los Angeles was coming off a 5-1 victory in Toronto a night earlier.

“(The) good thing for us is that we found a way to win on back-to-back nights,” said Kings head coach Todd McLellan. “The gas tank was running low but there was enough in it to win.”

UP NEXT

Los Angeles: At Ottawa on Thursday in the third of a four-game trip.

Montreal: Host the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

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