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Robitaille back in lineup

1/18/2004

CHICAGO (AP) -- Alexander Frolov scored with 8:26 left, and the
Los Angeles Kings snapped a 14-game winless streak with a 2-1
victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

After cutting in from the right wing and slipping past Chicago
defenseman Jonathan Aitkin, Frolov slid a shot under the pads of
goalie Craig Anderson, who went down to make the save.

Derek Armstrong also scored for the Kings, who won for the first
time since beating Edmonton 4-2 on Dec. 16. Los Angeles was 0-3-9-2
since that win.

Los Angeles goalie Roman Cechmanek blocked 34 shots, allowing
only a goal by Chicago's Alex Zhamnov in the third period.

Anderson made 20 saves in his first start since being recalled
from Norfolk of the AHL on Thursday.

The Blackhawks were 0-for-6 on the power play. The Kings were
0-for-4.

Armstrong put the Kings up 1-0 midway through the second period.
Armstrong fired the puck into a half-empty net from the slot after
taking a pass from Trent Klatt.

The goal was Armstrong's first since Nov. 13, and his first
since missing 22 games with a broken right ring finger.

The Kings killed a three-minute Chicago power play -- including a
two-man advantage for one minute -- late in the second and early in
the third.

Zhamnov tied it 1-all at 5:37 of the third. His low, one-time
shot from the top of the slot deflected off the right post and beat
Cechmanek on the glove side.

Game notes
Los Angeles LW Luc Robitaille returned to the lineup after
being a healthy scratch for two games in a row for the first time
in his career. ... The Kings completed a four-game road trip at
1-0-2-1. ... Chicago D Nathan Dempsey returned after missing four
games with a sprained elbow. ... Chicago D Steve Poapst missed his
fifth game with a concussion. ... Zhamnov has four goals and five
assists in nine games since returning after back surgery.