Toffoli, Wagner score in 2nd period, Kings beat Flames 5-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tyler Toffoli and Austin Wagner scored 39 seconds apart in the second period to give Los Angeles the lead, and the Kings went on to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Kurtis MacDermid, Jeff Carter and Sean Walker also scored to help the Kings end a five-game losing streak. Calvin Petersen stopped 35 shots to get his first win of the season in his second start.

Elias Lindholm had two goals and Mikael Backlund also scored for Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau had two assists and David Rittich finished with 28 saves in the Flames' fourth loss in six games.

Toffoli tied the score 1-1 off a rebound for his 15th of the season just 44 seconds after Backlund had put the Flames ahead.

Wagner then gave Los Angeles the lead for good with his fourth on a breakaway with 7 minutes to go in the middle period.

''It was nice to score,'' said Wagner, a Calgary native who hadn't scored a goal in two months. ''I've had lots of chances, just haven't gotten the bounce I need. ... Nice to finally see one go in. I think I've just been trying so hard lately. Think I've been gripping my stick a little too tight. On that one, I just kind of relaxed.''

MacDermid scored on a wrister that beat Rittich top shelf to extend the Kings lead to 3-1 at 1:42 of the third. It was the defenseman's third.

Lindholm scored at 3:25 to pull the Flames within one goal.

''I think they're pretty tight in the middle,'' Lindholm said. ''We have a hard time sometimes to get the puck in and get to work down low. Next time we play them we have to be better.''

The Kings had a key penalty kill midway through the final period, with Calgary on a 5-on-3 power play for 1:03 thanks to back-to-back tripping penalties by Drew Doughty and Iafallo.

''That was huge,'' MacDermid said. ''That's a strength of ours. When we get it done, that's a huge momentum swing.''

Carter then scored from the slot for his 17th to give the Kings a two-goal lead again with 4:48 remaining.

With Rittich pulled for an extra skater, Lindholm got his second of the night and 24th of the season to pull Calgary to 4-3 with 3:05 remaining.

Walker's empty-netter with 3 seconds left sealed Los Angeles' win.

Backlund scored to put Calgary on the board first in the second period after a mistake by Petersen. The goalie went behind the net to play the puck, but the it took an unexpected bounce and in trying to clear it, the puck went right to Keith Tkachuck, who passed to Backlund for the goal.

The Kings - last in the Pacific Division - played a strong first period and outshot the Flames 13-8 in a scoreless first period.

NOTES: It was Dodgers night at Staples Center with retired second baseman Chase Utley dropping the ceremonial puck before the game. ... Calgary dropped to 12-4-1 in its last 17 road games. ... RW Martin Frk, just recalled from Ontario of the AHL, played in his fifth game with the Kings this season and almost scored with Rittich making a glove save.

UP NEXT

Flames: At Anaheim on Thursday night.

Kings: At Colorado on Saturday night.

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123T
CGY29-23-6
0123
LA20-33-5
0235
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
R. Andersson D01-210/01022:533
M. Backlund RW100713/9019:110
T. Brodie D00000/0022:481
D. Dube RW00-240/0012:371
J. Gaudreau LW02150/0023:480
N. Hanifin D00-220/0023:070
M. Jankowski C00-200/8009:450
O. Kylington D00010/0012:540
E. Lindholm C20132/3022:491
M. Lucic LW00-210/0510:583
A. Mangiapane RW00020/0017:302
S. Monahan C00-1310/15019:381
T. Rieder RW00-100/1007:562
Z. Rinaldo LW00-110/0006:425
D. Ryan C01015/7013:140
M. Stone D00030/0020:480
M. Tkachuk LW01120/0422:293
A. Yelesin D00020/0010:592
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C00015/2011:180
D. Brown RW01010/0012:410
J. Carter C101212/8016:210
D. Doughty D00-210/0225:080
D. Forbort D00-110/0220:580
M. Frk RW01110/0014:130
A. Iafallo LW01021/0217:410
A. Kempe LW01130/0017:111
A. Kopitar C021418/10019:501
T. Lewis RW01111/0010:330
B. Lizotte C01015/8013:261
K. MacDermid D10310/0512:173
A. Martinez D00-120/0222:553
T. Moore LW00011/2012:432
M. Roy D00420/0016:133
T. Toffoli RW10040/0019:542
A. Wagner RW10110/0009:590
S. Walker D10140/0020:390
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
D. Rittich (L)324280.87556:24
GOALIESSA
D. Rittich (L)32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Petersen (W)383350.92160:00
GOALIESSA
C. Petersen (W)38
GOAL Sean Walker (Empty net shot), Assist: Anze Kopitar
CGY:GoalsShots
LA:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • LA
      19:57GOAL Sean Walker (Empty net shot), Assist: Anze Kopitar
    • CGY
      16:55GOAL Elias Lindholm (Backhand shot), Assists: Johnny Gaudreau and Rasmus Andersson
    • LA
      15:12GOAL Jeff Carter (Slap shot), Assists: Adrian Kempe and Martin Frk
    • CGY
      03:25GOAL Elias Lindholm (Wrist shot), Assists: Derek Ryan and Johnny Gaudreau
    • LA
      01:42GOAL Kurtis MacDermid (Snap shot), Assists: Dustin Brown and Blake Lizotte
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • LA
      13:00GOAL Austin Wagner (Wrist shot), Assist: Trevor Lewis
    • LA
      12:21GOAL Tyler Toffoli (Wrist shot), Assists: Anze Kopitar and Alex Iafallo
    • CGY
      11:37GOAL Mikael Backlund (Wrist shot), Assist: Matthew Tkachuk
    PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • CGY
        19:57Rasmus Andersson penalty Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
      • LA
        08:28Alex Iafallo penalty Tripping - 2 min.
      • LA
        07:30Drew Doughty penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • CGY
        16:41Matthew Tkachuk penalty Roughing - 2 min., served by Johnny Gaudreau
      • LA
        16:41Alec Martinez penalty Roughing - 2 min.
      • CGY
        16:41Matthew Tkachuk penalty Tripping - 2 min.
      • CGY
        06:23Milan Lucic penalty Fighting - 5 min.
      • LA
        06:23Kurtis MacDermid penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • LA
        04:48Derek Forbort penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    CGY
    LA
    Shots on Goal3833
    Goals in Power Play00
    Faceoff Wins3043
    Penalties45
    Major Penalties11
    Minor Penalties24
    Misconducts10
    TEAM STATS
    CGY
    Shots on Goal38
    Goals in Power Play0
    Faceoff Wins30
    Penalties4
    Major Penalties1
    Minor Penalties2
    Misconducts1
    123T
    CGY29-23-6
    0123
    LA20-33-5
    0235
    STARS OF THE GAME
    7.9 %SHOT %15.2 %
    0.848 %SAVE %0.921 %
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    R. Andersson D01-210/01022:533
    M. Backlund RW100713/9019:110
    T. Brodie D00000/0022:481
    D. Dube RW00-240/0012:371
    J. Gaudreau LW02150/0023:480
    N. Hanifin D00-220/0023:070
    M. Jankowski C00-200/8009:450
    O. Kylington D00010/0012:540
    E. Lindholm C20132/3022:491
    M. Lucic LW00-210/0510:583
    A. Mangiapane RW00020/0017:302
    S. Monahan C00-1310/15019:381
    T. Rieder RW00-100/1007:562
    Z. Rinaldo LW00-110/0006:425
    D. Ryan C01015/7013:140
    M. Stone D00030/0020:480
    M. Tkachuk LW01120/0422:293
    A. Yelesin D00020/0010:592
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Amadio C00015/2011:180
    D. Brown RW01010/0012:410
    J. Carter C101212/8016:210
    D. Doughty D00-210/0225:080
    D. Forbort D00-110/0220:580
    M. Frk RW01110/0014:130
    A. Iafallo LW01021/0217:410
    A. Kempe LW01130/0017:111
    A. Kopitar C021418/10019:501
    T. Lewis RW01111/0010:330
    B. Lizotte C01015/8013:261
    K. MacDermid D10310/0512:173
    A. Martinez D00-120/0222:553
    T. Moore LW00011/2012:432
    M. Roy D00420/0016:133
    T. Toffoli RW10040/0019:542
    A. Wagner RW10110/0009:590
    S. Walker D10140/0020:390
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    D. Rittich (L)324280.87556:24
    GOALIESSA
    D. Rittich (L)32
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Petersen (W)383350.92160:00
    GOALIESSA
    C. Petersen (W)38
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123T
    CGY29-23-6
    0123
    LA20-33-5
    0235
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    R. Andersson D01-210/01022:533
    M. Backlund RW100713/9019:110
    T. Brodie D00000/0022:481
    D. Dube RW00-240/0012:371
    J. Gaudreau LW02150/0023:480
    N. Hanifin D00-220/0023:070
    M. Jankowski C00-200/8009:450
    O. Kylington D00010/0012:540
    E. Lindholm C20132/3022:491
    M. Lucic LW00-210/0510:583
    A. Mangiapane RW00020/0017:302
    S. Monahan C00-1310/15019:381
    T. Rieder RW00-100/1007:562
    Z. Rinaldo LW00-110/0006:425
    D. Ryan C01015/7013:140
    M. Stone D00030/0020:480
    M. Tkachuk LW01120/0422:293
    A. Yelesin D00020/0010:592
    Total3503830/4319-24
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Amadio C00015/2011:180
    D. Brown RW01010/0012:410
    J. Carter C101212/8016:210
    D. Doughty D00-210/0225:080
    D. Forbort D00-110/0220:580
    M. Frk RW01110/0014:130
    A. Iafallo LW01021/0217:410
    A. Kempe LW01130/0017:111
    A. Kopitar C021418/10019:501
    T. Lewis RW01111/0010:330
    B. Lizotte C01015/8013:261
    K. MacDermid D10310/0512:173
    A. Martinez D00-120/0222:553
    T. Moore LW00011/2012:432
    M. Roy D00420/0016:133
    T. Toffoli RW10040/0019:542
    A. Wagner RW10110/0009:590
    S. Walker D10140/0020:390
    Total5803343/3013-16
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    D. Rittich (L)324280.87556:24
    GOALIESSA
    D. Rittich (L)32
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Petersen (W)383350.92160:00
    GOALIESSA
    C. Petersen (W)38
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
      PENALTIES
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

      123T
      CGY29-23-6
      0123
      LA20-33-5
      0235
      TEAM STATS
      2.98
      GF AVG
      3.31
      GA AVG
      .67
      Power Play
      2.58
      GF AVG
      3.42
      GA AVG
      .51
      Power Play
      All times are US/Eastern.