Kopitar has 2 points in the 1,200th game to lift the Kings over the Jets

Winnipeg – Captain Anje Kopitar recorded a goal and an assist on Saturday in the 1,200th NHL game of his career to help the Los Angeles Kings win the Winnipeg Jets 3-2.

Adrian Kempe also scored a goal and assisted and scored his third goal of the season for Gabriel Villardi Kings (38-23-10), who have lost just three controls in their last 18 road games (12-3-3).

Cal Petersen stopped 25 shots for Los Angeles, ending a three-game road trip with a 2-0-1 lead.

Nichols scored for Ehlers and Adam Lori Jets, who started the three-game home stand.

Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves for Winnipeg (33-27-10), 3-2-0 in their last five games.

Winnipeg’s power play is zero for 6 and Los Angeles is 1 for 3.

The Kings led 2-1 after the first period and 3-2 in the second period.

The Jets had the first power play of the game, but the table turned and Kemp scored a shorthand goal in 2:21. The goal was reviewed to see if he kicked the net, but it was his 29th marker of the season.

Ehler tied it four minutes later when he exploded on the left side of the ice and defeated Petersen, but Kopitar took advantage of a Winnipeg turnover and recorded his 18th season to regain the lead at 10:32.

In the opening match, the spectators lost 19-6 to the Jets.

Los Angeles extended its lead to 3:05 3:05 seconds, where Villardy was credited for a power-play goal when Pak went on a skate to Winnipeg defender Josh Morris.

Lori held the score to 3-2 at 13:31 when she netted a rebound four seconds into the Winnipeg Power Play.

The Jets were in power play for the last three minutes of the second period due to the Los Angeles penalty overlap and Man Advantage was 1:05 to start the third.

Winnipeg had a chance to score a few close-ins to start the third, but Petersen denied a tied goal. Within eight minutes the Jets had a power play and could not spin a loose in front of the net and turn it into a goal.

The Jets are four points behind the inactive Vegas Golden Knights (79 points) for the final wild-card spot at the Western Conference and three points behind the Dallas Stars, who were in San Jose for Saturday’s final game. Winnipeg has one game in the hands of Vegas, but has played three fewer games than the Dallas Jets.

The Jets were without lead-scorer Kyle Connor and defender Net Smith for the third game in a row due to the league’s Covid-19 protocol. They should be cleared when Winnipeg hosts the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.

Kings Monday Fire Residence, a team they beat 3-2 in a shootout in Calgary last Thursday.

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