The Kings took the lead 5:26 into the first. Grundstrom was hit in the back by Athanasiou’s shot from the point, which sent the puck tumbling in past a bewildered Stolarz for his sixth goal.
Kopitar made it 2-0 at 8:31 of the second with his 10th goal. Drew Doughty’s stretch pass set up the breakaway by Kopitar, who has reached double digits in scoring in each of his 15 seasons in the NHL.
Athanasiou buried a one-timer from the right circle to push the lead to 3-0 at 10:48. It was the third multi-point game for Athanasiou this season.
Lizotte made it 4-0 at 10:50 of the third, putting Athanasiou’s rebound into an open net. Playing in his 103 career game, it was Lizotte’s first three-point game and first with multiple assists.
Fowler got the 4-1 final with his fourth goal at 14:36.
BACK AT IT
The Kings had reinforcements on defense with Matt Roy back after missing seven games because of COVID-19, and Tobias Bjornfot returning from an upper-body injury. With their second pair back, the Kings ended a run of 12 games allowing multiple goals.