Pettersson helps Canucks end skid in 4-2 win over Kings

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte, center, is pressured by Los Angeles Kings' Oscar Fantenberg, right, of Sweden, and Alex Iafallo during the first perio

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte, center, is pressured by Los Angeles Kings' Oscar Fantenberg, right, of Sweden, and Alex Iafallo during the first perio

Los Angeles Kings' Dion Phaneuf, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen as the puck flies past them during the first period of an NHL hockey ga

Los Angeles Kings' Dion Phaneuf, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen as the puck flies past them during the first period of an NHL hockey ga

Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, right, is checked by Los Angeles Kings' Dion Phaneuf during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 24

Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, right, is checked by Los Angeles Kings' Dion Phaneuf during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 24

Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, front, and Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov

Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, front, and Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, right, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with Jake Virtanen during the third period of an NHL hockey game against th

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, right, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with Jake Virtanen during the third period of an NHL hockey game against th

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, top, of Sweden, and Los Angeles Kings' Alec Martinez watch the puck hit by Pettersson enter the net for a goal du

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, top, of Sweden, and Los Angeles Kings' Alec Martinez watch the puck hit by Pettersson enter the net for a goal du

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte, right, reaches for the puck against Los Angeles Kings' Tyler Toffoli during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sa

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte, right, reaches for the puck against Los Angeles Kings' Tyler Toffoli during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sa

Los Angeles Kings' Matt Luff, right, skates past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, after scoring a goal during the second perio

Los Angeles Kings' Matt Luff, right, skates past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, after scoring a goal during the second perio

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, reacts after allowing a goal to Los Angeles Kings' Matt Luff during the second period of an N

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, reacts after allowing a goal to Los Angeles Kings' Matt Luff during the second period of an N

Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, right, of Sweden, is shoved by Los Angeles Kings' Carl Hagelin, also of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL

Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, right, of Sweden, is shoved by Los Angeles Kings' Carl Hagelin, also of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL

Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty, left, celebrates his goal with Anze Kopitar, center, of Slovenia, and Jeff Carter during the second period of an NHL

Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty, left, celebrates his goal with Anze Kopitar, center, of Slovenia, and Jeff Carter during the second period of an NHL

Vancouver Canucks' Adam Gaudette, center, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty skates near them during the second per

Vancouver Canucks' Adam Gaudette, center, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty skates near them during the second per

Vancouver Canucks' Erik Gudbranson, left, and Los Angeles Kings' Alex Iafallo chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday,

Vancouver Canucks' Erik Gudbranson, left, and Los Angeles Kings' Alex Iafallo chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday,

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vancouver rookie Eilas Pettersson scored his 13th goal of the season and helped the Canucks snap an eight-game winless streak with a 4-2 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Pettersson stole a long, cross-ice pass by Dion Phaneuf inside the red line for a breakaway and fired it past Los Angeles goalie Cal Petersen midway into the third period.

Adam Gaudette and Sam Gagner also scored for the Canucks, and Tyler Motte added an empty-net goal. Goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped 20 shots.

Drew Doughty and Matt Luff scored for the Kings, whose 7-14-1 record is the worst in the NHL. Petersen stopped 26 shots.

After a scoreless opening period, both teams scored twice in the second period.

The Kings tied it at 2-2 when Luff broke free on a breakaway. Luff faked a backhand to pull Markstrom out and then snapped in the shot behind him. It was his third goal of the season.

Both teams converted on power plays earlier in the period.

Vancouver took a 2-1 lead on some bang-bang passing. Pettersson snapped a short pass to Bo Horvat just outside the net, who deflected it to Sam Gagner six feet outside the crease. Gagner fired in the puck for his first goal of the season.

The Kings ended an 0-for-16 streak on the power play when Doughty drilled a shot through traffic and off Vancouver's Christopher Tanev for his second goal of the season.

The Canucks opened the scoring with the first career goal from Gaudette. Jake Virtanen fought free and fed to Gaudette, who was alone on the opposite side of the net. The 22-year-old Gaudette quickly slipped the puck past Petersen.

UP NEXT

Canucks: Switch roles and play host to the Kings on Tuesday.

Kings: Complete a three-game homestand Sunday against Edmonton.

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