After scoring their first first-period goal of the season, the Los Angeles Kings wasted little time scoring their first second-period goal of the season to take a 2-0 lead on the Vancouver Canucks, which they held onto through the second intermission.
Justin Williams cut to the net with the puck after Jake Muzzin pushed it over to him. Williams’ shot deflected off the skate of Canucks defender Kevin Bieksa and slid through the legs of Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo to give the Kings a 2-0 lead 3:36 into the second period.
The Kings have now scored seven goals this season, and all but one of them have come from the trio of Ryan Smyth, Jarret Stoll and Williams, who make up the Kings’ second line and easily their most productive line of this young season.
The Kings were outshot 8-4 in the second period and again didn’t get a shot on goal on their only power play, but again were bailed out when they were able to kill off the Canucks’ only power play in the period.
Wayne Simmonds, who doesn't have a single point this season and was singled out by Kings coach Terry Murray for his lack of production, got into a fight with Vancouver’s Andrew Alberts less than two minutes into the second period.