Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Clifford scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Los Angeles Kings held on to upend the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1, at Staples Center.
Drew Doughty registered a power-play goal in the first period for the Kings, who kept up with the San Jose Sharks in the battle for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference as both teams have 55 points. Los Angeles, though, holds the tiebreaker as both teams have four games to play.
The only goal allowed by Jonathan Quick came off the stick of Dalton Prout. Quick ended with 2o saves, while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots for the Blue Jackets, who remain two points ahead of the Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars for the last West's final playoff spot with three games to play. The Wings and Stars both have five games remaining on their schedule.