National Hockey League
Los Angeles 5, Calgary 3
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Referees: T.J. Luxmore, Kendrick Nicholson
Linesmen: Brian Mach, Jonny Murray
Attendance: 18230

Cal Petersen made 35 saves in his second start of the season and 12th of his NHL career, helping the Los Angeles Kings end a five-game losing streak with a 5-3 win against the visiting Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

Petersen made 14 saves in the third period, including three during a 5 on 3 that lasted 1:02.

Tyler Toffoli, Austin Wagner, Kurtis MacDermid, Jeff Carter and Sean Walker scored for the Kings, who came in 0-5-0 at Staples Center since Dec. 31.

Elias Lindholm scored two goals, Mikael Backlund also scored, and David Rittich made 28 saves for Calgary, which was coming off back-to-back 6-2 wins.

After both teams went just over half the game without scoring, they combined for three goals in an 83-second span of the second period.

Calgary took a 1-0 lead on a misplay by Petersen behind the net at 11:37. Petersen gave the puck away under pressure from Calgary forward Andrew Mangiapane and it went to Matthew Tkachuk.

He made a quick pass from below the goal line to Backlund, who was cutting through the slot, and he scored before Petersen could get back in position.

Backlund has two goals and four assists in a four-game point streak.

Toffoli tied it 1-1 at 12:21 off a rebound that went to the side of Rittich.

Wagner got loose on a breakaway and scored his first goal since Dec. 14 to give the Kings a 2-1 lead at 13:00.

MacDermid stretched the lead to 3-1 with a slap shot from the left point at 1:42 of the third period.

Lindholm scored his first goal at 3:25 to make it 3-2.

Carter reestablished the two-goal lead when he scored his 17th goal of the season at 15:12, but Lindholm scored again at 16:55 to make it 4-3. He has 24 this season.

Walker sealed the win with an empty-netter with three seconds left.

Rittich made 13 saves in the scoreless first period, including a right pad stop on Trevor Moore's short-handed breakaway at 6:39.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Los Angeles
Elias Lindholm 2 Points Kurtis MacDermid 2
Elias Lindholm 2 Goals Kurtis MacDermid 1
Johnny Gaudreau 2 Assists Anze Kopitar 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
David Rittich .875 Save Percentage Calvin Petersen .921
David Rittich 28 Saves Calvin Petersen 35
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 38 3 0-3 1-1 19 30
Los Angeles 33 5 0-1 3-3 13 43
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Kings have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .395 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Anaheim. The Flames have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .536 after a loss.