RECAP: Kings fall to Penguins, 1-0 in OT

Patric Hornqvist scored on a Kings turnover in the slot 1:44 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Los Angeles 1-0 on Saturday night for their sixth victory in seven games.

Hornqvist pounced when Jeff Carter made a curious clearing pass from the corner to Tyler Toffoli in front of the Los Angeles net. Toffoli bobbled the puck to Hornqvist, who ended it with his 22nd goal.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves in his ninth shutout of the season for the Penguins, who completed a Southern California sweep after beating NHL-leading Anaheim on Friday night with two goals from Hornqvist.

Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots for the Kings, who had won 10 of their previous 13 games.

The Kings outshot the Penguins 31-16 in 60 minutes of tense regulation hockey, but got nothing past Fleury. Los Angeles lost a 1-0 game for the third time this season, including twice in its last three home games.

Although Los Angeles outshot the Penguins 22-11 in the first two periods, Pittsburgh had most of the high-quality scoring chances. Captain Sidney Crosby put a shot off the crossbar after a mind-boggling move to get past Drew Doughty, his Canadian Olympic teammate.

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Jake Muzzin put a slap shot into Fleury’s net with 15 minutes left in regulation, but the goal was immediately waved off because Kings captain Dustin Brown made contact with the goalie in the crease.

Los Angeles limited the Penguins to one shot in the first 14 1/2 minutes of the third period, but neither team had a golden chance late.

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Before the game, the Kings unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame left wing Luc Robitaille outside their arena. Penguins owner Mario Lemieux attended the ceremony honoring Robitaille, who played one season in Pittsburgh in 1994-95 while Lemieux was taking a year off for cancer treatment.

NOTES: Just six of the Kings’ final 17 games are at home. Los Angeles was awful away from Staples Center this season before last month’s eight-game winning streak. The Kings are still just 10-14-6 on the road. … Steve Downie returned to Pittsburgh’s lineup, and Craig Adams was a healthy scratch. Their roles were reversed Friday in Anaheim. … The Kings wore their gold-and-purple throwback jerseys.