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WATCH: Garnet Hathaway’s two late goals lift Washington Capitals over Los Angeles Kings

Nov 17, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) celebrates with right wing Daniel Sprong (10) his goal scored against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 17, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) celebrates with right wing Daniel Sprong (10) his goal scored against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Garnet Hathaway scored two goals late in the third period and the visiting Washington Capitals defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Hathaway gave Washington a 1-0 lead at 16:30, then added an empty-net goal at 18:42. All five of Hathaway’s goals have come in his past four games.

Ilya Samsonov made 34 saves to earn his second shutout of the season for the Capitals, who are 5-0-1 in their past six games. John Carlson had two assists for Washington, which was playing the second of back-to-back games after an overtime loss at Anaheim on Tuesday.

Jonathan Quick made 36 saves for the Kings, who saw their eight-game point streak (7-0-1) end as they opened a seven-game homestand.

The Capitals went 0-for-2 on the power play and the Kings were 0-for-1.

After a slow start, the offensive pace picked up late in the second period, Samsonov made a series of sharp saves against Trevor Moore and Matt Roy around the 16:00 mark.

Quick responded with a pad save on Conor Sheary’s tip-in attempt around the 18:00 mark that kept the game tied through two periods.

Early in the third period, Samsonov made a great sliding pad save to stop Adrian Kempe on a two-on-one. Several minutes later, Kings defenseman Tobias Bjornfot lunged and got his stick in front of Aliaksei Protas’ wrap-around attempt.

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The Capitals took a 1-0 lead when Evgeny Kuznetsov passed across ice out to Carlson entering the zone. Carlson fed back across to Hathaway at the post to the right of Quick for the tip-in. Kuznetsov has eight assists in his past six games.

Samsonov then made back-to-back saves on Kale Clague and Arthur Kaliyev just inside the 17:00 mark.

Quick went to the bench with about 1:55 remaining, but the Kings were unable to get the equalizer and Hathaway scored into the empty net.

–Field Level Media