Jeff Carter scored during a two-man advantage in Los Angeles’ three-goal second period, and a Kings finished a brush of their six-game homestand with a 5-2 feat over a Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday afternoon.
The diversion featured a frightful impulse as Columbus left wing Nick Foligno was harmed with 11 minutes, 34 seconds left in third period. As Carter checked him along a play in front of a Kings’ bench, Foligno’s conduct struck a bend of giant Shane Heyer, who had jumped on a dasher in an try to equivocate both players. Wearing a neck brace, Foligno left a ice on a stretcher.
Foligno reportedly was warning and was relocating his arms and legs as he was checked by medical crew during a Staples Center, where he underwent precautionary X-rays. Columbus manager Todd Richards told Bluejackets.com that Foligno was approaching to transport behind to Columbus with a team.
The Kings also mislaid a actor to damage as core Anze Kopitar left a diversion in a second period. Team officials pronounced usually that he had postulated an upper-body injury. Kopitar has led a Kings in scoring any of a past 7 seasons.
On a non-injury front, Tanner Pearson scored twice in a third as a Kings swept a homestand of during slightest 6 games for a initial time in authorization history. In dual of a wins, they were outshot 43-18 by St. Louis and 41-16 by Minnesota. The fortifying Stanley Cup champions didn’t win some-more than 5 in a quarrel during home during any time final season, including a playoffs.
Tyler Toffoli and Dwight King also scored for a Kings, and Jonathan Quick done 22 saves.
Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 22 shots.
Quick, who pennyless Rogie Vachon’s bar record with his 33rd shutout Thursday in a 2-0 feat over Buffalo, has yielded only 4 goals on 169 shots over his past 5 starts — including a 1-0 shootout win opposite a Blues.
Defenseman Tim Erixon scored his initial NHL idea and Mark Letestu also scored for Columbus.
Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr assisted on a go-ahead idea by Toffoli during 16:30 of a second period. His prolonged slap shot strike trade in front, though Carter set adult Toffoli during a left of a net for his fourth goal.
King and Letestu traded goals in final 11/2 mins of a second period. Letestu kick Quick high to a glove side with a screened wrist shot from a tip of a left round only 32 seconds after King got his initial of a season.
Pearson combined an word idea with 8:11 to play, outracing James Wisniewski to a lax puck after Toffoli flipped it opposite high in a atmosphere opposite a neutral section from low in his possess end.
Columbus right wing Cam Atkinson did not play after removing cut nearby a right eye by a movement of Anaheim’s Ryan Kesler during Friday’s 4-1 loss.
Jets 2, Avalanche 1: Bryan Little redirected Andrew Ladd’s backhander past Semyon Varlamov during 4:35 of overtime to give horde Winnipeg a victory. … Ladd also had a game’s initial goal, and Ondrej Pavelec finished with 22 saves. … Jamie McGinn scored for Colorado, and Varlamov had 26 stops. … Both teams had power-play chances late in regulation. With 3:32 to go, Jets brazen Mathieu Perreault was called for holding, giving a Avalanche their fourth energy play of a game. Winnipeg afterwards went on a third energy play after brazen John Mitchell was called for tripping with 1:18 left. It saw a shot blocked and another stopped by Varlamov. Pavelec afterwards stopped a one-timer by defenseman Tyson Barrie. … Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson seemed to crash his helmet tough into a play during a check and didn’t lapse to a ice.
Briefly: The Blue Jackets activated goalie Curtis McElhinney and defenseman and sent goalie Anton Forsberg and brazen Alexander Wennberg to Springfield of a American Hockey League. … The Maple Leafs sent defenseman Stuart Percy to Toronto of a AHL.