Athanasiou tallied a goal and an assist with three shots in Monday's 5-1 win over Toronto. He also had a plus-3 rating.
Athanasiou staked the Kings to a 2-0 lead with 5:39 left in the opening period, making a nifty play to get a step on defenseman Jake Muzzin before chipping the puck past Jack Campbell for his first goal of the season. Athanasiou also set up Phillip Danault's goal in the second period that restored Los Angeles' two-goal edge at 3-1. After missing the first 10 games of the season due to injury, Athanasiou has provided an instant boost to the Kings' lineup, providing three points and five shots over his first two appearances.