LA Kings: Three takeaways from Monday’s game against Blues

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2. Vilardi with points in four straight games

Gabe Vilardi continues his hot stretch to close the season. The 21-year-old assisted on Iafallo’s goal. Initially, it looked like Vilardi wanted to take the shot from the left dot. He drew just enough attention that Iafallo could skate into the slot and corral the puck before firing the puck into the back of the net.

Vilardi has 23 points on the season, tied for sixth-most on the Kings with Athanasiou and Moore. Going back to April 28, the Kingston, Ontario native, has 7 points in his last 8 games.

“I’m playing with two good linemates that both work hard, and I’m able to get the puck, so I can make more plays,” Vilardi said following Monday’s game.