TORONTO (AP) – Dustin Brown scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings ended a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

Mathieu Garon made 36 saves for the Kings, who salvaged the last game of a four-game Eastern road trip.

Darcy Tucker scored for the Maple Leafs, who went just 1-for-9 on the power play. Fans booed the Leafs at the final buzzer.

Los Angeles forward Alexander Frolov looked more like teammate Sean Avery, receiving eight minutes in penalties. Frolov entered the game with only 12 this season.

Avery, famous for some controversial remarks, was booed every he touched the puck. He has 108 penalty minutes this season, but didn’t get any against Toronto.

Toronto goalie Ed Belfour failed in this third attempt to move into sole possession of second place on the NHL wins list. Belfour, 40, tied Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk’s 447 career wins on Nov. 28.

Team Canada boss Wayne Gretzky watched the game from the press box. Toronto defenseman Bryan McCabe is a candidate to be selected to play in the Turin Olympics in February. He assisted on Tucker’s goal, and leads NHL defenseman with 36 points.

“He’s getting a lot accolades. We’re watching him closely,” said Gretzky, whose Phoenix Coyotes have a break in the schedule. The team will be chosen on Dec. 21.

Brown, standing in front of the net, took a couple of whacks before putting a rebound past Belfour at 3:36 of the first.

Belfour failed to close his glove on Mattias Norstrom’s shot, allowing the puck to trickle near the goal line before Brown pushed it over the line on the power play at 4:06 of the second.

Toronto went on the power play five times in the second, but scored just once – during a two-man advantage – on Tucker’s shot from the side of the net.

Notes: Gretzky will trim the list of 81 Canadian Olympic contenders by the end of the week. … Former Leafs goaltending great Johnny Bower received a loud ovation when shown on the videoboard. … Jeremy Roenick played two days after going to a Toronto hospital because of pneumonia. Roenick has 41 career goals against Toronto – his most against any team.

AP-ES-12-06-05 2218EST


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