You snooze. You lose.
After spotting the Kings a 3-0 lead in the first, the Senators fought back with goals from Erik Karlsson and Joe Corvo to drop a 5-2 decision to the Los Angeles Kings in front of 17,140 at the Canadian Tire Centre. Martin Jones made 37 stops.
Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Dwight King scored for the Kings during a first that saw Craig Anderson get chased and replaced by Robin Lehner. The Senators tried to crawl back, but Jarrett Stoll and Kopitar added his second of the game in the third.
Trying to get back to .500, the Senators failed to close the gap for the final playoff spot in the East and their struggles at home this season continued.
Karlsson got the Senators back into this one when he shot from the point somehow bounced off Jones and by him at 4:24 of the third to cut the Kings lead to 3-2. That came with Los Angeles on its heels and trying to just protect the lead to get out of here with the two points.
After spotting the Kings a 3-0 lead in the first, the Senators found their way up off the mat in the second when Corvo’s third of the season cut the lead to 3-1 after two periods. Seeminlgy, it also woke up the crowd a little bit because this was a dog of a game for the most part.
Corvo fired it home on the stick side at 13:51 of the second to beat Jones. He hadn’t been tested a whole lot but the Senators effort in the second did improve because they got off to the kind of start they simply can’t afford.