NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Los Angeles
(Thursday, January 14th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 0
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jonathan Quick made 22 saves for his first shutout of the season, as the Los Angeles Kings cooled off the Anaheim Ducks with a 4-0 victory at Staples Center.
The Kings got goals from Scott Parse, Michal Handzus, Dustin Brown and Wayne Simmonds to halt their three-game skid and end the Ducks' five-game winning streak.
Quick, who had four shutouts last season in 44 games, did not have any through his first 41 this season. But the netminder, who turns 24 on January 21, rebounded from allowing four goals to St. Louis on Saturday to get his first of 2009-10.
"We had a lot of emotion, and some hard play," Quick said. "We really needed a game like that to bounce back after that three-game stint. It was a great game."
Jonas Hiller got the start in net for the Ducks and gave up three goals on 13 shots, while Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed one goal on 14 shots the rest of the way.
"We've played pretty well as of late," Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle said. "We didn't play well tonight. The goals that they got, the first two, anyway, were deflections. They just threw the puck at the net."
Anaheim was playing without star forward Teemu Selanne, who suffered a broken jaw Wednesday in the club's win over Boston. Thursday, the Ducks had more injury woes, as forward Saku Koivu left in the second period with a lower body injury and did not return.
Handzus got the Kings on the board with 2:04 left in the opening period, when he tipped Jack Johnson's shot between Hiller's pads.
Parse made it a 2-0 game at 6:02 of the second period, when he tipped in Rob Scuderi's point blast.
Brown tallied at 12:43 for his 100th career goal, and Simmonds increased the Los Angeles advantage to 4-0 in the waning seconds of the period. Quick then needed to make only two saves in the third to secure the shutout.
Los Angeles has beaten its Pacific Division rival four consecutive times...The Kings were 0-for-6 on the power play, while the Ducks went 0-for-5.
01/15 03:06:32 ET