LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Kempe had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings stopped a 10-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.
Dustin Brown scored twice for the Kings, who avoided tying the longest losing streak in team history, an 11-game slide from March 16-April 4, 2004. Ilya Kovalchuk and Brendan Leipsic each had a goal and an assist, and Sean Walker scored a power-play goal. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves.READ MORE: New ILogin Verification System Is Locking Out Illinoisans Trying To File Unemployment Claims
Brendan Perlini scored twice for the Blackhawks, who have dropped three of four. Corey Crawford made 19 saves.
Chicago trailed 3-0 late in the first period, but rallied in the second. Kempe put Los Angeles ahead for good when he scored off a pass from Jonny Brodzinski at 8:08 of the second.
Leipsic made it 5-3 on a one-timer from Kovalchuk 4:54 into the third, and Brown got his second goal at 18:07.
Perlini had cut the deficit to 3-2 at 2:06 of the second, with Crawford’s stretch pass setting up his breakaway and sixth goal of the season. Connor Murphy tied it 3-all at 6:57.
The Kings led 3-1 after the first period. Brown and Walker scored power-play goals 2:19 apart early on, and Kovalchuk got his 14th goal at 15:13.READ MORE: Dolton Police Involved In Incident Where Shots Were Fired On Bishop Ford Freeway
Perlini scored at 18:46 for his first goal since Jan. 1. Perlini had been scratched for the previous four games but played after Drake Caggiula sustained a concussion against Anaheim on Wednesday.
NOTES: Kings C Jeff Carter had two assists. . Brown played in his 1,100th NHL game. . Kings F Austin Wagner did not play in the third period after sustaining a lower-body injury.
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