We­ber scores twice vs. Kings

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MON­TREAL — Shea We­ber led by ex­am­ple for the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens

The Mon­treal cap­tain scored two power-play goals in the Cana­di­ens’ 3-2 vic­tory over the Los An­ge­les Kings on Satur­day night.

“We know we haven’t been good enough here in the last lit­tle while,” We­ber said. “We got to take a look in the mir­ror and we’ve all got to be bet­ter. I thought tonight we had a much bet­ter start and ob­vi­ously you saw what a start can do.”

Nate Thomp­son also scored and Carey Price made 31 saves. The Cana­di­ens im­proved to 9-5-3 with their fifth vic­tory in six games.

Blake Li­zotte scored his first NHL goal, Anze Ko­pi­tar also con­nected, and Jonathan Quick stopped 34 shots for the Kings. Los An­ge­les has only one vic­tory in its last eight.

“We had a good sec­ond, we had a good third,” Ko­pi­tar said. “We’ve talked about this enough so far. I mean, it’s been 16 games in. You can’t play 40 min­utes,

Mon­treal Cana­di­ens’ Nick Cousins (21) cel­e­brates a goal by Shea We­ber against the Kings dur­ing the first pe­riod on Satur­day in Mon­treal. or 45, or 55. You got to fight for the full 60.”

We­ber opened the scor­ing mid­way through the first pe­riod. The de­fense­man fired a shot from the top of the face­off cir­cle that hit de­fense­man Matt Roy. As the puck landed back to­ward We­ber, he blasted it past Quick.

“That was a weird one, def­i­nitely,” We­ber said.

“Just wait­ing for it to come back down. Got lucky on the tim­ing.”

Thomp­son made it 2-0 15 sec­onds later, and We­ber added his sec­ond in the pe­riod.

Ko­pi­tar scored early in the sec­ond on a power play. Li­zotte pulled the Kings within one with 6:56 left.

“I’ve been dream­ing about that one for a while,” Li­zotte said. “I’ve had some good chances that haven’t gone my way but it re­ally feels good to get that one.”

NOTES: We­ber has 101 ca­reer power-play goals. ... Mon­treal was 2 of 6 on the power play. Los An­ge­les was 1 of 3.


Kings: Host Minnesota on Tues­day night.

Cana­di­ens: Host Columbus on Tues­day night.

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