LA 3 0 1 4
TB 0 1 1 2
Date of game: 2/7/2015

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Williams scored twice and Robyn Regehr added two assists to pace Los Angeles' 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Drew Doughty and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, who put an end to a three-game skid and posted their third win in their last 10 overall.

Jonathan Quick stopped 26-of-28 shots.

"A win is important no matter where you get it," Quick said. "Two points is what we needed. We scored four goals and that should be enough most nights."

Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov tallied for the Lightning, who lost for just the third time in their last nine and saw their franchise-record, 10-game home winning streak ended.

Ben Bishop took the loss after allowing three goals on nine shots in the first period. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished the game with 19 saves.

Hedman drew the hosts within one after just 94 seconds into the third period, yet Williams came to the rescue for the visitors, scoring on a blistering drive from the right wing at 7:46 to restore LA's two-goal edge.

Tampa Bay failed to carve into its deficit despite having an extra skater for most of the final two minutes.

Toffoli gave the Kings a lead just 93 seconds after the opening faceoff by stripping the puck off a Lightning player deep in the zone before scoring on a backhander. The visitors went up 2-0 at 12:30 when Trevor Lewis fed Williams for a redirection in front.

Doughty pushed the lead to 3-0 on a shot from the bottom of the left circle which beat Bishop and crossed the goal line 1.5 seconds before the first intermission.

Kucherov's flip past an out-of-position Quick put the Bolts on the board 58 seconds into the second period.

"We didn't start the game well being down 3-0," Lightning captain Steven Stamkos noted. "We're not going to win too many games in this league starting behind like that. We never quit, but the fourth goal was kind of a backbreaker. We didn't seem to respond well after that."

Game Notes

Tampa dropped a 5-3 decision to Washington on Dec. 9 before embarking on their run of success at home ... Lightning assistant coach Rick Bowness was behind the bench for his 2,000th NHL game ... Tampa Bay hosts Anaheim on Sunday, while Los Angeles completes its five-game road trip in Columbus on Monday.

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