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Quick start carries Kings by Blue Jackets

Mar 18, 2007 - 5:40 AM
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Kings didn't have to worry about going beyond regulation this time.

Jamie Heward had a goal and an assist and the Kings scored the first four goals of the game en route to a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The league leader with 14 losses in overtime or shootouts, Los Angeles scored on three of its first seven shots, knocking Blue Jackets goaltender Brian Boucher from the game at 4:16 of the second period.

Heward and Lubomir Visnovsky tallied in the first period and Mike Weaver made it 3-0 early in the second, bringing Fredrik Norrena on in place of Boucher.

Rob Blake made it 4-0 with the Kings' second 5-on-3 power-play goal of the game at 16:35 of the middle session, and in the process became the franchise's 11th all-time goal scorer, surpassing Ziggy Palffy with 151.

Geoff Platt scored the first of his two goals with four minutes left in second for the Blue Jackets, but Los Angeles' Jamie Lundmark answered 58 seconds later for a 5-1 lead.

With 1:03 to play in the contest, Platt added his second tally, giving him three for his career - all against the Kings.

Rick Nash also scored for Columbus, which finished 1-3 on its four-game West Coast road trip.

Mathieu Garon made 31 saves for Los Angeles.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 2 1 3
    LOS ANGELES 2 3 0 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - JAMIE HEWARD 6 (UNASSISTED) 3:14
    LOS - (PP) LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 18 (JAROSLAV MODRY, ALEXANDER
    FROLOV) 7:59
    2ND PRD: LOS - MIKE WEAVER 2 (JAMIE HEWARD) 4:16
    LOS - (PP) ROB BLAKE 13 (JAROSLAV MODRY, BRIAN WILLSIE)

    Mar 18 1:13 AM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 3
    LOS ANGELES 5
    3RD PRD: COB - GEOFF PLATT 3 (NIKOLAI ZHERDEV, RICK NASH) 18:57

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 18 1:10 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 2 2
    LOS ANGELES 2 3 5 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - JAMIE HEWARD 6 (UNASSISTED) 3:14
    LOS - (PP) LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 18 (JAROSLAV MODRY, ALEXANDER
    FROLOV) 7:59
    2ND PRD: LOS - MIKE WEAVER 2 (JAMIE HEWARD) 4:16
    LOS - (PP) ROB BLAKE 13 (JAROSLAV MODRY, BR

    Mar 18 12:20 AM


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    COLUMBUS 2
    LOS ANGELES 5
    2ND PRD: COB - RICK NASH 23 (NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 18:26

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 18 12:17 AM


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    COLUMBUS 1
    LOS ANGELES 5
    2ND PRD: LOS - JAMIE LUNDMARK 6 (DUSTIN BROWN, PATRICK O'SULLIVAN)
    16:58

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 18 12:15 AM


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    COLUMBUS 1
    LOS ANGELES 4
    2ND PRD: COB - GEOFF PLATT 2 (NIKOLAI ZHERDEV, ANDERS ERIKSSON) 16:00

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 18 12:13 AM


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    COLUMBUS 0
    LOS ANGELES 4
    2ND PRD: LOS - (PP) ROB BLAKE 13 (JAROSLAV MODRY, BRIAN WILLSIE) 13:35

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 18 12:09 AM


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    COLUMBUS 0
    LOS ANGELES 3
    2ND PRD: LOS - MIKE WEAVER 2 (JAMIE HEWARD) 4:16

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 17 11:48 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 0
    LOS ANGELES 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - JAMIE HEWARD 6 (UNASSISTED) 3:14
    LOS - (PP) LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 18 (JAROSLAV MODRY, ALEXANDER
    FROLOV) 7:59
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COB 12 12
    LO

    Mar 17 11:21 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 0
    LOS ANGELES 2
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 18 (JAROSLAV MODRY, ALEXANDER
    FROLOV) 7:59

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 17 10:58 PM


  • NHL
    COLUMBUS 0
    LOS ANGELES 1
    1ST PRD: LOS - JAMIE HEWARD 6 (UNASSISTED) 3:14

    Blue Jackets vs. KingsMar 17 10:44 PM