Hoffman's 3 points lead Senators to 5-3 win over Kings

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators weren't happy with the way they played last weekend. So they responded with a better effort Monday night.

Mike Hoffman had two goals and an assist to lead the Senators to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

"It was the way I expected that team to play," Ottawa coach Dave Cameron said. "You're excited that it's a bounce-back game and you're excited that they came back and responded against a real good team."

Kyle Turris, Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Senators. Zibanejad added two assists and Craig Anderson made 33 saves in his 15th straight start, two nights after a tough 3-1 loss to Montreal.

"We're all proud people and we get embarrassed and we don't get to this level by not being proud of what we do and what we can accomplish," Anderson said. "I think that drives a lot of guys to be proud of what we've done and continue to strive for."

Jamie McBain, Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin scored for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick stopped 16 shots.

The Kings are 2-1-1 on their six-game road trip.

Los Angeles trimmed its deficit to 4-3 exactly halfway through the third period when Muzzin beat Anderson through the legs in traffic.

Zibanejad regained the two-goal lead for Ottawa when he jammed in Bobby Ryan's rebound 2:11 later.

"You trade opportunities with a high-scoring team and they're going to make you pay," Muzzin said. "That was kind of the story. We were a little bit off on our execution. We tried to come back and we fell a little short."

The Senators scored four goals in the second to build a 4-2 lead. Trailing 1-0 to start the period, Ottawa scored three times on three shots to take control of the game.

Hoffman, with his first of the night, took a pass from Zibanejad behind the net and beat Quick with a one-timer at 2:29.

Just more than a minute later, Karlsson passed to Turris, who caught Quick moving for his 13th of the season.

Ottawa made it 3-1 when Karlsson's point shot bounced through traffic and past a screened Quick.

The three goals came in a span of 3:34.

"I thought we looked like a tired team," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "It caught up with us a little bit. We made some fatigued mistakes and they buried them."

Hoffman scored his second of the game while playing give-and-go with Curtis Lazar to put the Senators up 4-1.

"We came together as a group," Zibanejad said. "We knew what we had to do and we went out and did it and it's nice to get two points out of this."

Los Angeles had a number of great chances in the period, but caught a break when Alec Martinez's dump in took a weird bounce. It put the puck out front with Anderson out to play it and allowed Toffoli an easy power-play goal to cut the lead in half.

The Kings opened the scoring at the 14-minute mark of the first when McBain fired a slap shot from the faceoff circle to beat Anderson. It marked the 20th time this season the Senators have given up the first goal.

NOTES: Mark Stone picked up his 100th career point with an assist on Ottawa's second goal. ... Ottawa LW Shane Prince was a healthy scratch. ... Kings D Nick Ebert, D Jeff Schultz and C Jordan Weal were healthy scratches.

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