LOS ANGELES - Center Anze Kopitar and wingers Dustin Brown and Tyler Toffoli scored goals as the Los Angeles Kings shut out the New York Islanders 3-0 Saturday.
Rookie goaltender Martin Jones stopped 16 New York shots for his second consecutive victory. The Kings' record improved to 19-7-4 and extended a club record by allowing two or less goals in 15 straight contests.
Goaltender Kevin Poulin stopped 21 Los Angeles shots for the Islanders, who lost their ninth straight game (8-17-5).
Kopitar gave Los Angeles the lead after nearly 30 minutes with his eighth goal of the season at 12:08 of the second period. Kings defenseman Alec Martinez banked a pass off the right boards from his own zone, Kopitar picked it up in stride and beat Poulin with a cross-body slap shot.
The Islanders' best chance to even the score came midway through the third period off a turnover, when Kings center Mike Richards' errant pass wound up on the stick of center Casey Cizikas, but Jones kicked away his shot from the slot.
Brown gave the Kings an insurance goal with a wraparound shot off a pass from Jarret Stoll at 10:37 of the final frame. Justin Williams added the secondary assist for his 21st point of the season.
Toffoli added an empty net goal with 1:04 remaining to seal the victory with assists from Richards and defenseman Drew Doughty.
The teams played an uneventful scoreless opening 20 minutes with both sides failing to capitalize on one power-play opportunity.
The Kings got a second power-play chance at the start of the second period when Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald hooked Kings center Linden Vey. Los Angeles only managed two shots on goal and failed to score on its 27th consecutive power-play over their last eight games.
New York got its second opportunity with the extra man when Los Angeles center Jarret Stoll held Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic at 6:28 of the middle frame. The Islanders had a great opportunity to get on the board first but winger Thomas Vanek whiffed in close off a feed from center John Tavares.
NOTES: New York scratched D Radek Martinek, C Peter Regin and LW Eric Boulton. ... The Islanders will finish their western swing with back-to-back games in Anaheim and San Jose on Sunday and Monday. ... Islanders rookie C Brock Nelson dressed after being a healthy scratch for three straight games. ... LW Kyle Clifford, LW Daniel Carcillo and D Jeff Schultz did not dress for Los Angeles. ... Kings D Matt Greene, presently on long-term injured reserve, continues to practice with the team and is close to returning to the active roster. ... Los Angeles embarks on a four-game, six-day road trip starting Tuesday in Montreal. Its record away from the Staples Center is 9-3-2.