Tampa Bay vs Los Angeles Recap - Kings Win 5-2
The Lightning came up short Tuesday against the Kings, falling 5-2.
Los Angeles was favored by -152 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Los Angeles got goals from Justin Williams, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Dwight King, and Matt Frattin in the victory. Kopitar opened the scoring at 14:58 of the first period.
Ben Scrivens turned in a 19-save effort for the Kings.
Valtteri Filppula and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Ben Scrivens.
Ben Bishop stopped 26 of 31 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 1-for-5, while the Lightning were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 31-21.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face New Jersey looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face San Jose.