CHICAGO – Torrey Mitchell and Andy Andreoff scored during Los Angeles’ dominant first period, helping the Kings beat the Blackhawks, 3-1, on Monday night.
Dion Phaneuf added his second goal in three games since joining Los Angeles in a trade with Ottawa, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves in the Kings’ second straight win since a three-game slide.
Los Angeles (32-22-5) also improved to 3-3 on its seven-game trip as it fights for playoff positioning in the Western Conference.
The last-place Hawks looked awful for most of the night during their ninth loss in 10 games, and Quick turned away a possible comeback early in the third.
Anton Forsberg made 29 stops for the Hawks (25-27-8), and Patrick Sharp snapped an 11-game scoring drought with his seventh goal of the season.
The Kings grabbed control right at the start, outshooting the Hawks,
15-4, in the first.
A streaking Mitchell drove a slap shot from the high slot by a screened Forsberg at 8:31, and Andreoff made it 2-0 when he tipped in Jonny Brodzinski’s shot with 3:23 left in the period.
With the Hawks’ Lance Bouma in the penalty box for interference, Phaneuf beat Forsberg with another big slap shot at 4:04 of the second. The big defenseman also scored in his debut with Los Angeles on Thursday.
Sharp’s rebound goal got the Hawks on the board 1:42 in the third, and they spent much of the final period in the Kings’ zone. Quick denied Brandon Saad on a prime short-handed chance about three minutes in, and also stopped Artem Anisimov on a power-play opportunity right in front.
Notes: The Hawks traded defenseman Michal Kempny to Washington for a conditional third-round pick in the 2018 draft.
The Capitals will part with the higher selection between their own third-rounder and the Toronto pick they acquired from New Jersey as part of the Marcus Johansson trade. ... Hawks forward Patrick Kane skated in his 800th NHL game.
Kings: Visit the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Hawks: Host the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.