WINNIPEG - Not capitalizing on the six powerplay opportunities they were handed cost the Winnipeg Jets as they lost 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings last night at Canada Life Centre.
Kings Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe each recorded a goal and an assist and Gabriel Vilardi scored what turned out to be the game winner in the third period. Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry scored for the Jets. Winnipeg was once again badly outshot 38-27 with Connor Hellebuyck making 35 saves; Kings Cal Petersen stopped 25 shots.
Adrian Kempe also had a goal and an assist. The goal was his third goal of the season for the Kings (38-23-10), who have just three regulation losses in their last 18 road games (12-3-3).
The 33-27-10 Jets continue their homestand Wednesday night when they face the Detroit Red Wings at 6:30pm (SNW, 680 CJOB/Power 97). Kyle Connor and defenceman Nate Schmidt who have missed the past three games due to Covid protocol should be cleared by game time.
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