NHL: Los Angeles 5, Anaheim 1

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles helped its playoff chances Sunday as Trent Klatt, Luc Robitaille and Nathan Dempsey each had a goal and two assists in a 5-1 win over Anaheim.

Ian Laperriere and Alexander Frolov also scored for the Kings, who jumped past Nashville and St. Louis for seventh place in the NHL Western Conference.


Klatt scored his 17th goal -- his highest total in seven years -- at 2:11 of the first period. Klatt, Robitaille and Dempsey combined for all nine points on the team's first three goals.

Robitaille scored on the power play to make it 2-0 with 6:13 left in the second period and Dempsey tallied 32 seconds before intermission for a 3-0 lead.

Laperriere scored 5:17 into the third and Frolov hit an empty net with 46 seconds to play.

Sergei Fedorov tallied his 25th goal for Anaheim.

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