Goaltender Ben Scrivens, who was acquired in the offseason trade that involved goaltender Jonathan Bernier going to the Toronto Maple Leafs, had his first start in net for the Kings making it a remarkably memorable one.
During the game Scrivens made 20 saves for his third career shutout, Daniel Carcillo and Jordan Nolan each got their first goal of the season, and Justin Williams got a goal that marked a milestone for him; his 500th NHL career point.
During the first period the Kings had seven shots and the Panthers had six, but no goals were scored.
The Kings took control in the second period, outshooting the Panthers 16-8. Mike Richards fought off two Panthers and sent a backhand pass to the side of the net where Carcillo scored a snapshot at 8:46, his first of the season, and the assists went to Mike Richards and Jordan Nolan.
A second goal came during the second period, where a turnover inside the Panthers blue line, gave opportunity for Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams a give-and-go. At 14:55 Williams with a snapshot made it 2-0 and got his 500th NHL career point, assisted by Anze Kopitar.
During the third period despite each team having six shots, Jarret Stoll centered a pass to Jordan Nolan from the right circle, and Nolan deflecting the pass, tipped it in at 12:28, getting his first goal this season, assisted by Jarret Stoll and Daniel Carcillo.
The Kings next game is on Tuesday October 15, at 4:30 p.m., on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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