|Date of game: 11/8/2014
Recap: Los Angeles vs. Vancouver
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Toffoli posted a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Kings downed the Vancouver Canucks, 5-1, on Saturday.
Jake Muzzin, Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter each added a goal and an assist for the Kings, who had lost five of six coming in. Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots in the win.
Chris Higgins scored the only goal of the game for the Canucks, who had won six of seven.
Ryan Miller allowed four goals on 22 shots in two periods, while Eddie Lack allowed a goal on 14 shots in the third period.
"We are not good enough right now, we have to get better," Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins said.
The Kings got on the board at 9:43 of the first, as Gaborik sent a pass from the left corner to the front for Alec Martinez, who got a shot on net. The shot was stopped, but Gaborik was there to sneak home the rebound.
It was a 2-0 game five minutes later as Muzzin's wrist shot from the right point sailed into the net for his first of the season.
Los Angeles took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission as Kopitar's wrister from a sharp angle at the left side fooled Miller.
"I think we came out really strong and we just kept our feet moving and kept getting pucks to the net," Toffoli said.
At the midway mark of the second period, the Kings made it a 4-0 game as Martinez threw a shot on net from the high slot that was stopped, but Toffoli was at the left side to stuff home the rebound.
Carter scored on a short breakaway 2:29 into the third, while Higgins' goal with 7:53 to play broke up Quick's shutout bid.Game Notes
Vancouver wraps up its four-game road trip in Anaheim on Sunday ... Los
Angeles plays at Anaheim on Wednesday ... The Kings won four of five from the
Canucks last season.