(Toronto) Jonathan Quick made 33 and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 on Monday night to end the Torontonians’ five-game winning streak.
Philip Donald gave the Kings two goals and one assist, their fifth consecutive victory.
Andreas Athanasio scored a goal and an assist as Trevor Moore and Adrian Kempe scored once in the California team. Alex Ifa scored two goals.
John Tavares replied for Maple Leafs. Jack Campbell, a quick backup in Los Angeles, blocked 24 points early in his first career against his former team.
After sending the puck to the post, Moore mocked former Maple Leafs teammates Timothy Lilgegren and Rasmus Sandin to open the scoring. Athanasio Kings doubled the lead by overtaking Jake Mujin before deceiving Campbell’s vigilance.
Maple Leafs used the power play to bridge the gap in the second engagement. Towers scored his seventh goal of the campaign through Mitch Morner and William Nylander.
Donald returned the Kings to a two-goal lead in the second period and delivered a hard-fought blow to the home side in the third period.