Shea Weber scores twice, Canadiens beat Kings 3-2

MONTREAL (AP) Shea Weber led by example for the Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal captain scored two power-play goals in the Canadiens' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

''We know we haven't been good enough here in the last little while,'' Weber said. ''We got to take a look in the mirror and we've all got to be better. I thought tonight we had a much better start and obviously you saw what a start can do.''

Nate Thompson also scored and Carey Price made 31 saves. The Canadiens improved to 9-5-3 with their fifth victory in six games.

Blake Lizotte scored his first NHL goal, Anze Kopitar also connected, and Jonathan Quick stopped 34 shots for the Kings. Los Angeles has only one victory in its last eight.

''We had a good second, we had a good third,'' Kopitar said. ''We've talked about this enough so far. I mean, it's been 16 games in. You can't play 40 minutes, or 45, or 55. You got to fight for the full 60.''

Weber opened the scoring midway through the first period. The defenseman fired a shot from the top of the faceoff circle that hit defenseman Matt Roy. As the puck landed back toward Weber, he blasted it past Quick.

''That was a weird one, definitely,'' Weber said. ''Just waiting for it to come back down. Got lucky on the timing.''

Thompson made it 2-0 15 seconds later, and Weber added his second in the period.

Kopitar scored early in the second on a power play. Lizotte pulled the Kings within one with 6:56 left.

''I've been dreaming about that one for a while,'' Lizotte said. ''I've had some good chances that haven't gone my way but it really feels good to get that one.''

NOTES: Weber has 101 career power-play goals. ... Montreal was 2 of 6 on the power play. Los Angeles was 1 of 3.

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Kings: Host Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Canadiens: Host Columbus on Tuesday night.

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MON9-5-3
3003
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C00016/6016:040
D. Brown RW00-120/0014:142
J. Carter RW00034/7219:200
K. Clifford LW00000/0410:372
D. Doughty D00-140/0027:572
C. Grundstrom LW01100/0214:432
B. Hutton D00120/0211:420
A. Iafallo LW01-110/0011:550
A. Kempe C00-104/5009:211
A. Kopitar C100313/6021:130
I. Kovalchuk LW00030/0014:141
B. Lizotte C11146/7016:190
A. Martinez D00-140/0024:490
M. Roy D00010/0018:190
J. Ryan D00000/0016:570
T. Toffoli RW00020/0017:111
A. Wagner RW01120/0213:383
S. Walker D00110/0013:572
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Armia RW00030/0016:411
P. Byron RW00010/0012:501
B. Chiarot D00020/0021:451
N. Cousins LW01011/0215:121
P. Danault C000412/8021:521
M. Domi C01027/9016:560
J. Drouin LW02010/0022:101
C. Fleury D00-130/0014:393
B. Gallagher RW00020/0016:400
B. Kulak D00-120/0013:031
A. Lehkonen LW01031/0012:263
V. Mete D00100/0013:380
J. Petry D00100/0222:554
R. Poehling C00010/0008:000
N. Suzuki RW00-113/6213:402
T. Tatar LW01030/1013:551
N. Thompson C10117/9013:302
S. Weber D20070/0025:070
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Quick (L)3733458:33
GOALIESSA
J. Quick (L)37
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Price (W)3323159:32
GOALIESSA
C. Price (W)33
19:28Austin Wagner shot on goal (Wrist shot)
LEGEND:GoalsShotsGoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • LA
      13:04GOAL Blake Lizotte (Wrist shot), Assists: Austin Wagner and Carl Grundstrom
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • LA
      02:41(PP) GOAL Anze Kopitar (Snap shot), Assists: Alex Iafallo and Blake Lizotte
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • MON
      16:48(PP) GOAL Shea Weber (Slap shot), Assists: Jonathan Drouin and Nick Cousins
    • MON
      10:28GOAL Nate Thompson (Wrist shot), Assists: Artturi Lehkonen and Tomas Tatar
    • MON
      10:13(PP) GOAL Shea Weber (Slap shot), Assists: Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • LA
      08:22Ben Hutton penalty Interference - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • LA
      14:13Kyle Clifford penalty High Sticking - 4 min.
    • LA
      11:26Carl Grundstrom penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    • MON
      01:12Jeff Petry penalty Tripping - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • MON
      17:43Nick Cousins penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • LA
      16:42Austin Wagner penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • MON
      11:38Nick Suzuki penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • LA
      09:22Jeff Carter penalty Hooking - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
LA
MON
Shots on Goal3337
Goals in Power Play12
Faceoff Wins3331
Penalties53
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties53
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
LA
Shots on Goal33
Goals in Power Play1
Faceoff Wins33
Penalties5
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties5
Misconducts0
123T
LA5-11-1
0112
MON9-5-3
3003
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C00016/6016:040
D. Brown RW00-120/0014:142
J. Carter RW00034/7219:200
K. Clifford LW00000/0410:372
D. Doughty D00-140/0027:572
C. Grundstrom LW01100/0214:432
B. Hutton D00120/0211:420
A. Iafallo LW01-110/0011:550
A. Kempe C00-104/5009:211
A. Kopitar C100313/6021:130
I. Kovalchuk LW00030/0014:141
B. Lizotte C11146/7016:190
A. Martinez D00-140/0024:490
M. Roy D00010/0018:190
J. Ryan D00000/0016:570
T. Toffoli RW00020/0017:111
A. Wagner RW01120/0213:383
S. Walker D00110/0013:572
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Armia RW00030/0016:411
P. Byron RW00010/0012:501
B. Chiarot D00020/0021:451
N. Cousins LW01011/0215:121
P. Danault C000412/8021:521
M. Domi C01027/9016:560
J. Drouin LW02010/0022:101
C. Fleury D00-130/0014:393
B. Gallagher RW00020/0016:400
B. Kulak D00-120/0013:031
A. Lehkonen LW01031/0012:263
V. Mete D00100/0013:380
J. Petry D00100/0222:554
R. Poehling C00010/0008:000
N. Suzuki RW00-113/6213:402
T. Tatar LW01030/1013:551
N. Thompson C10117/9013:302
S. Weber D20070/0025:070
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Quick (L)3733458:33
GOALIESSA
J. Quick (L)37
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Price (W)3323159:32
GOALIESSA
C. Price (W)33
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
LA5-11-1
0112
MON9-5-3
3003
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C00016/6016:040
D. Brown RW00-120/0014:142
J. Carter RW00034/7219:200
K. Clifford LW00000/0410:372
D. Doughty D00-140/0027:572
C. Grundstrom LW01100/0214:432
B. Hutton D00120/0211:420
A. Iafallo LW01-110/0011:550
A. Kempe C00-104/5009:211
A. Kopitar C100313/6021:130
I. Kovalchuk LW00030/0014:141
B. Lizotte C11146/7016:190
A. Martinez D00-140/0024:490
M. Roy D00010/0018:190
J. Ryan D00000/0016:570
T. Toffoli RW00020/0017:111
A. Wagner RW01120/0213:383
S. Walker D00110/0013:572
Total2403333/3112-16
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Armia RW00030/0016:411
P. Byron RW00010/0012:501
B. Chiarot D00020/0021:451
N. Cousins LW01011/0215:121
P. Danault C000412/8021:521
M. Domi C01027/9016:560
J. Drouin LW02010/0022:101
C. Fleury D00-130/0014:393
B. Gallagher RW00020/0016:400
B. Kulak D00-120/0013:031
A. Lehkonen LW01031/0012:263
V. Mete D00100/0013:380
J. Petry D00100/0222:554
R. Poehling C00010/0008:000
N. Suzuki RW00-113/6213:402
T. Tatar LW01030/1013:551
N. Thompson C10117/9013:302
S. Weber D20070/0025:070
Total3603731/336-22
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Quick (L)3733458:33
GOALIESSA
J. Quick (L)37
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Price (W)3323159:32
GOALIESSA
C. Price (W)33
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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