Kings vs Capitals Final: 5-2 - Recap
|Kings vs Capitals Final: 5-2 - Recap|
Los Angeles skated to a 5-2 victory over Washington on Monday in NHL action at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles was favored by -130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, Jack Johnson, Anze Kopitar, and Kyle Clifford each scored for the Kings in the victory. Clifford opened the scoring for Los Angeles, finding the back of the net at 11:41 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Trent Hunter and Willie Mitchell.
Jonathan Bernier turned in a 20-save effort for the Kings.
Washington got goals from Marcus Johansson (2) in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 1-for-3, while the Capitals were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles outshot Washington 35-22 in the game.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Dallas looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Pittsburgh.