Trevor Moore had perhaps his best hockey month in the National Hockey League with a two-goal effort in Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Los Angeles Kings were in the second leg of a straight game after falling flat in Philadelphia on Saturday.
The Flyers snapped their 13-game losing streak, and it’s no surprise the Kings were looking for a better start right off the bat.
“I think having a good start was a big point in this building,” Moore said. “They have good first periods here, so that was definitely a big key for us.”
The Penguins were one of the hottest teams in the league until recently. Including Sunday, Pittsburgh has now lost three straight games. With the game tied at one goal apiece, Trevor Moore received a stretch pass from Jacob Moverare and made a nice tight move before covering the puck past Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry to give the LA Kings a 2- 1.
Drew Doughty added just over three minutes later in the second period, giving the visitors a two-goal lead before intermission. However, the Penguins, who started the day with a 13-5-4 home record, fought back to even the score.
“It’s an obvious feeling of, ‘You know, it sucks. They just evened the game,’ Moore added. “But we stayed positive, you know, keep going, keep doing our thing, don’t change anything, and we thought that would lead to success.”
Last year this group may have buckled under pressure, but there is a clear difference between last year’s team and this year’s team. With just under seven minutes remaining in regulation time, Moore jumped over the boards for his next shift. Blake Lizotte, who picked up the puck in the Kings’ d-zone, spotted the forward with fresh legs, sending a tape-to-tape pass to Moore, who did the rest.