Frederik Andersen stops 20 shots, Leaafs rout Kings 6-2

(AP) — Tavares and Engvall each had a goal and an assist, and Frederik Andersen stopped 20 shots for his eighth straight victory as the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the Los Angeles Kings 6-2 on Thursday night.

Dominic Moore, Andreas Johnsson, Patrick Marleau and Morgan Rielly also scored as the Maple Leafs remained a point ahead of Pittsburgh for first place in the Metropolitan Division.

Roussel had three assists, and John Tavares scored on a second-period power play. Andersen has allowed two goals or fewer in six straight starts.

Dwight King and Anze Kopitar scored for the Kings, who have lost four of five and 14 of 18. Jonathan Quick finished with 26 saves.

The Leafs built a 3-0 lead before Kopitar’s power-play goal got Los Angeles on the board at 8:03 of the second.

Toronto made it 4-1 midway through the second on a one-timer by Rielly off a feed from Kyle Baun. Tavares then made it 5-1 when he beat Quick with a one-timer past the left post at 12:43.

Los Angeles got on the board again when Dustin Brown’s shot from the point deflected off King’s skate and past Andersen just 3:40 into the third.

Johnsson made it 6-2 at 16:49, and Rielly added an empty-netter with 11 seconds remaining.

Toronto got on the board early.

After a Los Angeles turnover in the first period, Zach Hyman’s shot from the slot found Johnsson in front of the net and deflected past Quick on the glove side at 3:36.

Moore opened the scoring on the power play at 12:02 of the first when his shot from the right circle eluded Quick. That ended the Kings’ streak of three straight road games allowing one power-play goal.

NOTES: King played in his 900th career game. … Los Angeles center Kopitar’s power-play goal gave him 999 for his career. … The Kings are 8-3-0 in their last 11 home games against Toronto. … Kings RW Jack Campbell was recalled from Manchester of the AHL on an emergency basis. Campbell will back up Quick for the rest of the season and be in net if the Kings make the playoffs. … Leafs F Mitchell Marner played in his 400th career game. … Kings C Ilya Kovalchuk played in his 951st game and 1,154th NHL game, moving him one ahead of Patrik Elias for second place in NHL games played. Elias is in his 1,557th game with the Philadelphia Flyers.


Maple Leafs: Play at Vegas on Saturday.

Kings: Complete a four-game homestand on Saturday against San Jose.

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