Anze Kopitar scored his 400th career goal and the Los Angeles Kings sent the Vegas Golden Knights to their second straight loss, 4-1 on Wednesday.

Kopitar sealed the win with an empty-net goal to become the fourth player in franchise history to score 400 goals. The others are Marcel Dionne, Luc Robitaille and Dave Taylor.

Adrian Kempe had a goal and an assist and Cam Talbot stopped 37 shots as the Kings won their fourth in a row overall and became the eighth team in history to win its first seven road games.

They are the first team to accomplish the feat since the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils did it in 2009.

William Karlsson scored the lone goal for Vegas as the Golden Knights dropped its second straight after opening the season 11-0-1.


Reinhart scores in OT as Panthers rally again

Sam Reinhart scored just 15 seconds into overtime and the Florida Panthers rallied for the second straight game in a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals.

Evan Rodrigues tallied the tying goal early in the third period and Aleksander Barkov and Oliver Ekman-Larsson each had a goal and an assist to help Florida notch at least a point for the sixth time in seven games (5-1-1).

The Panthers scored in the final minute of regulation and Carter Verhaeghe netted the overtime winner in a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Monday.

Anthony Mantha scored twice for the Capitals before leaving in the third period after taking a puck to the left side of his face.


Senators score 3 in 3rd to defeat Maple Leafs

Claude Giroux scored two goals and set up another as the Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 for just their second win in three weeks.

Domink Kubalik also scored twice and Tim Stutzle had a goal and three assists for the Senators, who had lost their last two and five of their past six in regulation.

William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs to extend his franchise-record point streak to open a season to 13 games.

Captain Mark Stone had a hat trick and the Vegas Golden Knights scored four unanswered goals in the second period in a 9-3 rout of the Florida Panthers on Tuesday to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup title.

Alec Martinez triggered the four-goal outburst midway through the second period in Game 5 before Reilly Smith, Stone and Michael Amadio added goals to extend the lead to 6-1.

Stone completed his second career postseason hat trick with an empty-net goal to help Vegas capture the Stanley Cup in its sixth season. Only the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers won the Cup in fewer seasons (five).

Florida played without star forward Matthew Tkachuk, who was sidelined with an injury he suffered in Game 3.

Tkachuk, who led the Panthers with 11 goals and 24 points this postseason, went into the NHL’s concussion protocol after he absorbed a crushing hit from Vegas forward Keegan Kolesar in Game 3 and missed much of the third period in Game 4.

Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault won the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the most valuable player during the playoffs. Marchessault – an original member of the Golden Knights - tied for the postsesason lead with 13 goals and led all players with 25 points. 

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