Columbus 1, Los Angeles 0

Saturday, January 7, 2012 4:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 11-24-1-4 6-11-1-2 5-13-0-2 W1
Los Angeles 20-15-3-4 12-10-0-2 8-5-3-2 L1


Curtis Sanford turned aside 31 shots for his first shutout in more than three years, leading the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon.

Sanford was sensational for the Blue Jackets, who fended off eight Los Angeles plays - including one to end the game - to earn just their fifth win in 20 road games this season.

The journeyman netminder hadn't recorded a shutout since Dec. 28, 2008, when he was with the Vancouver Canucks. Saturday's blanking was the sixth of his career.

Grant Clitsome scored the lone goal of the game just past the midway point of the second period, taking a slick backhand feed from Derick Brassard and beating Kings netminder Jonathan Quick for his fourth goal of the season.

The Blue Jackets killed off a four-minute disadvantage to start the third period, and were outshot 12-1 at one point during the frame. Clitsome's delay of game penalty with 1:25 remaining gave Los Angeles one final chance to draw even, but it couldn't notch the equalizer as it lost in regulation for the first time under new head coach Darryl Sutter (5-1-3).

Quick made 17 saves in defeat.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Los Angeles
Grant Clitsome 1 Points N/A
Grant Clitsome 1 Goals N/A
Derick Brassard 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis Sanford 1.000 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .944
Curtis Sanford 31 Saves Jonathan Quick 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 18 1 0-6 8-8 23 35
Los Angeles 31 0 0-8 6-6 19 26

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Washington. The Kings have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .091 after a win and .345 after a loss.
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