NHL

Ben Bishop comes up big while Lightning hold off Kings 2-1

  • Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) reaches in to take away the puck from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Witkowski (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) reaches in to take away the puck from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Witkowski (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan, left, collides with Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan, left, collides with Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) skates away as Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle, third from right, celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) skates away as Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle, third from right, celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

Brian Boyle scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning opened a six-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

Ben Bishop made an early mistake that led to Kyle Clifford's goal for the Kings, but bounced back to make 31 saves in his second start back from a three-week absence with a lower-body injury.

Tyler Johnson scored in the first period for the Lightning, who won for just the second time in seven games.

Peter Budaj stopped 27 shots for the Kings.

Both teams played without stars due to illness. Kings captain Anze Kopitar missed his first game since Nov. 20, and All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman missed his first game of the season for Tampa Bay.