Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 2-4-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-3-0-0 L2
Los Angeles 3-1-0-1 2-1-0-0 1-0-0-1 W2

Recap


Jonathan Quick made 27 saves while Simon Gagne scored two goals and set up another as the Los Angeles Kings cruised to a  5-0 triumph over the St. Louis Blues in their home opener on Tuesday.

Quick turned aside five shots in the first period, 13 in the second and nine in the third en route to his 15th career shutout. The blanking was Los Angeles' first against St. Louis at home since Rogie Vachon accomplished the feat on Feb. 22, 1977.

The 25-year old Quick improved to 2-7-1 in 10 career meetings with the Blues.

Anze Kopitar, captain Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll each had a tally and an assist for Los Angeles, which halted a seven-game losing streak against St. Louis.

Gagne opened and closed the scoring, giving Quick all the offensive support he needed at 7:20 of the first period and beating Brian Elliott 6 1/2 minutes into the third after getting behind the defense and corraling a flip pass from Kopitar.

Elliott came on to replace Jaroslav Halak, who was pulled after yielding Kopitar's goal 23 seconds into the third. Halak made just 14 saves in losing to the Kings for the first time in six career decisions.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Los Angeles
N/A Points Simon Gagne 3
N/A Goals Simon Gagne 2
N/A Assists Justin Williams 2
N/A Power Play Goals Dustin Brown 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .833 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick 1.000
Jaroslav Halak 14 Saves Jonathan Quick 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 27 0 0-4 3-4 8 26
Los Angeles 24 5 1-4 4-4 8 31

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles . The Kings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Carolina . The Blues have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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