Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Quick stopped 28 shots he faced
for his second shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings took a 1-0 win
over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.
Dustin Brown scored the only goal of the game early in the third period for
the Kings, who have won two of their last three.
"They're a tough team and we've developed a bit of a rivalry over the past few
years after playing them in the playoffs a few times. So that's what you
expect when they come in here and when we go out there," Quick said.
Eddie Lack stopped 19 shots in the hard-luck loss for the Canucks, who have
dropped six of their last seven.
"We get squat for points, but I think we crossed a couple of bridges in what
needs to be done," Vancouver head coach John Tortorella said.
Brown scored his goal 24 seconds into the final frame off a rush play as him
and Anze Kopitar worked the puck back and forth until Kopitar was in a
position to get a shot off.
Holding the puck in the slot, Kopitar switched to the backhand and lost the
puck, but it went to the right side and Brown was able to backhand it in for
his 10th of the season.
The Kings nearly added to their lead midway through the frame on the power
play as Mike Richards deflected a Justin Williams shot past Lack. It was
called a goal on the ice, but a replay showed the Richards' stick was above
the crossbar, and the goal was waived off.
Quick, though, made the lead stand up as he stopped 11 shots in the final
frame to preserve his 27th career shutout.
Los Angeles had a full seven minutes of power play awarded to the team early
in the first period as Tom Sestito was given a major for fighting along with
instigating after jumping Jordan Nolan, but was unable to get any on the
Lack stopped 12 shots through the first two periods, while Quick made 17 to
keep the game scoreless.
Vancouver plays in Anaheim on Wednesday ... Los Angeles hits the road for five
games starting in St. Louis on Thursday ... The Kings have won all four games
against the Canucks this season ... There was a total of 23 penalties called
in the game for 109 minutes.
The Sports Network