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Kings win in romp of Islanders, 4-1

Islanders center Anders Lee (27) works with the puck down low near the Kings’ crease during the first period of a game Nov. 27 at Staples Center.
Islanders center Anders Lee (27) works with the puck down low near the Kings’ crease during the first period of a game Nov. 27 at Staples Center.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Dustin Brown and Alex Iafallo each had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots, and the Kings beat the New York Islanders 4-1 Wednesday night.

Jeff Carter had a power-play goal and Matt Roy also scored to help the Kings win for the fifth time in eight games (5-2-1).

Derick Brassard scored for the Islanders, who went 0-2-1 on their three-game California road trip. Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves, his first regulation loss in 10 starts.

It was the second consecutive regulation loss for the Islanders after setting a franchise record by earning a point in 17 straight games. New York was 15-0-2 in that span before losing 3-0 at Anaheim on Monday night.

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The Kings took a 2-1 lead with 3:43 left in the second on Carter’s first power-play goal of the season by tipping Michael Amadio’s shot from the point over Varlamov. It was the Kings’ third power-play goal in four games. They had seven goals with the man-advantage in their first 21 games.

The Kings made several roster moves before Wednesday’s game against the Islanders, recalling Matt Luff and sending Carl Grundstrom to the minors.

Roy made it 3-1 at 10:19 of the third on a one-timer from the high slot off a pass from Blake Lizotte for his second of the season.

Alex Iafallo added an empty-netter with 2:07 left to cap the scoring. He has four points in the past two games.

The Islanders went in front 1 -0 at 8:46 of the first when Brassard tipped Scott Mayfield’s shot from the blue line and sent it bouncing under Quick.

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The Kings took over the scoring after that as Brown tied it 1-1 at 9:46 by sneaking a sharp-angle shot from the left circle under the crossbar.


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