Los Angeles 3, Calgary 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 38-27-5-7 21-14-0-4 17-13-5-3 W1
Calgary 35-28-6-9 21-11-1-5 14-17-5-4 L1

Recap


KINGS 3, FLAMES 0: All-Star Jonathan Quick turned aside 19 shots for his NHL-co-leading ninth shutout and captain Dustin Brown recorded his fifth consecutive 20-goal season as visiting Los Angeles moved into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference.

Defenseman Willie Mitchell scored, Justin Williams added an empty-net goal and Anze Kopitar notched a pair of assists for the Kings, who snapped a two-game losing skid and pulled even with San Jose. The Sharks were hosting Anaheim later on Wednesday.

Miikka Kiprusoff finished with 27 saves for the Flames, who went 0-for-4 on the power play and fell to 1-3-3 in their last seven contests. Calgary sits three points of out eighth place in the Western Conference with only four games remaining.

Quick matched St. Louis All-Star Brian Elliott for the league lead in shutouts after stopping just four shots in the third period. The blanking was the 23rd of Quick's career.

Mitchell opened the scoring 5:30 into the first period after his point shot beat a screened Kiprusoff. The tally was Mitchell's fifth - and first since Feb. 25.

Brown doubled the advantage 4:22 into the second period. Kopitar's cross-slot feed found Brown, who rifled a shot from the left faceoff circle past Kiprusoff and just inside the far post.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kopitar entered Wednesday's contest with just two goals and two assists in his last 13 games versus the Flames. ... Calgary suffered its first regulation loss in seven home games (5-1-1). ... The Kings defeated the Flames for the third straight time at Scotiabank Saddledome (0-2-1). ... Kiprusoff fell to 19-9-3 in his career versus Los Angeles.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Calgary
Anze Kopitar 2 Points N/A
Dustin Brown 1 Goals N/A
Anze Kopitar 2 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick 1.000 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff .931
Jonathan Quick 19 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 30 3 0-4 4-4 10 29
Calgary 19 0 0-4 4-4 10 29

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Colorado . The Flames have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Edmonton . The Kings have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .550 after a loss.
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