PHILADELPHIA — Dwight King scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored in the second for the Kings, who won their third straight and 11th in 14 games while remaining in third place in the Pacific Division.
Matt Read and Jakub Voracek had Philadelphia’s goals. The Flyers had won five in a row. They dropped to 12-3-1 in their last 16 games.
Los Angeles had a 2-0 lead entering the final period, but Philadelphia tied it at 2 before King’s winning score with 9:24 remaining.
The play started with a Flyers turnover just outside their zone. Slava Voynov raced down the right side, creating a 2-on-1 with King. King took Voynov’s perfectly placed cross-ice pass and beat Ray Emery high on the stick side on a forehand from close range.
Carter opened the scoring 1:49 into the second period with a wrister from the left circle. Alec Martinez took the initial shot from the point, and it deflected off the skate of defenseman Mark Streit and right to Carter.
It looked as if Vincent Lecavalier had tied it a minute later, but his shot to a wide-open net went off the right post, then the crossbar and finally the left post. The goal light went on and the arena horn blared signaling a goal, but officials never stopped play. The officials’ no-goal ruling was later upheld by replay.
Rangers 4, Coyotes 3, OT
NEW YORK — Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi’s shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers’ stunning rally over the Phoenix Coyotes.
McDonagh put the puck past backup goalie Thomas Greiss, who relieved injured starter Mike Smith in the third period and then gave up the tying and winning goals. Girardi got the Rangers even with 3:26 left in regulation when he tipped in a drive by his defense partner McDonagh.
Brad Richards and Derick Brassard scored in the second period when New York erased a 2-0 deficit Phoenix built in the first. Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves on a night he was honored for recently breaking Rangers career marks for wins and shutouts.
The Rangers’ fourth straight win pushed them one point ahead of Philadelphia and into second place in the Metropolitan Division.
Canadiens 2, Bruins 1, SO
BOSTON — Alex Galchenyuk scored the only shootout goal, and the Montreal Canadiens stopped the Boston Bruins’ 12-game winning streak.
Boston tied it at 1 with just two seconds left on its sixth power play of the game. Dougie Hamilton’s slap shot from the center of the blue line deflected off Patrice Bergeron and past goalie Peter Budaj with 5:26 left in the third period.