NHL

Sat, Oct 22, 2011 - 10:30 PM ET
Game Recap
 

Kings' Quick nets third straight shutout

LA Kings Jonathan Quick
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has been unbeatable, registering his third straight...
Share This Story

   
 

LOS ANGELES (AP)

With Jonathan Quick in net, the Los Angeles Kings feel confident enough to beat any team in the NHL.

Now the only question is how long can Quick keep his shutout streak going.

Kings at a glance

 
Los Angeles Kings
Looking for the latest on the Kings? Get the inside slant, stats, scores, schedules and more scoops right here.
 

Quick became the first goaltender in the franchise's 44-year history to record three consecutive shutouts and defenseman Jack Johnson scored in the third period of a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

''It feels great to have that done, but at the end of the day, it's one game and two points. That's all I was focused on,'' Quick said after his 17th career shutout.

''It's a long season, and we have to keep this momentum going. We've got guys battling at all areas of the rink, especially in the D-zone, where they're battling along the wall and in front of the net and clearing out rebounds. They're doing their job extremely well, and it's making my job just that much easier.''

Quick, who had three shutouts last December, joined Felix Potvin as the only Kings goalies with three shutouts in two different months. Potvin had a club-record four in March 2001.

''He deserves this as much as anyone, and we're so happy for him and really excited for him,'' Johnson said after scoring his third game-winner of the young season.

''All the top goalies in the league like Tim Thomas and Ryan Miller, they all have the same characteristic: they never quit on a play. Even when it seems like Quicker is down and out, he keeps coming and makes that miraculous save.''

Stars at a glance

 
Dallas Stars
Looking for the latest on the Stars? Get the inside slant, stats, scores, schedules and more scoops right here.
 

Coming off victories against St. Louis and Phoenix, Quick stopped 28 shots to help extend the Kings' winning streak to four games and end Dallas' at five.

''Anytime a goaltender gets a shutout, everyone contributes. But you've got to give him a lot of the credit,'' Kings coach Terry Murray said. ''He's focused on the play and he's aggressive to the shots. Tonight, he was again on his game, and he just followed up on the game at Phoenix and brought the same game here tonight.''

Quick extended his scoreless streak to 188 minutes and 10 seconds, breaking the club mark of 185:55 by Rogie Vachon during the 1975-76 season.

The closest the Stars came to scoring was when Michael Ryder hit the crossbar with a 30-foot wrist shot over Quick's left shoulder early in the third period.

Andrew Raycroft stopped Los Angeles' first 23 shots before newcomer Mike Richards won a faceoff deep in the Dallas zone. Johnson got a cross-ice pass from Rob Scuderi and took a one-timer from the right point that beat Raycroft to the glove side at 15:02 of the third while Steve Ott was screening his goalie.

''Just before we lined up, we talked about Richards wanting to win the faceoff on his backhand, based on what the other centerman was doing,'' Johnson said. ''We were trying to set it up like that the whole game, trying to get a quick one-timer off the faceoff and create havoc. And if it was a clean enough win, Scuderi was going to try and set me up for a one-timer.''

Raycroft was in net for a 5-2 loss at Chicago on Oct. 8 before Kari Lehtonen started the next five games, winning them all and allowing eight goals during that stretch.

''I don't think there are a lot of things in the game we can complain about, besides finishing,'' Stars captain Brenden Morrow said. ''Sometimes the puck just doesn't go in for you, and we didn't get one tonight. When we have success, we're getting pucks deep. With guys like (Anze) Kopitar and Richards, you don't really want to play in your zone. So, the easiest way to defend is to play in the offensive zone.''

The Stars, coming off a 3-1 win at Anaheim, had a 21-19 shots advantage through two periods against the Kings with Raycroft making his second start of the season.

''We're a confident group now and we have enough swagger now and cockiness that if we play well, we're going to beat anyone,'' Johnson said. ''The only way we're going to lose is if we beat ourselves.''

NOTES: Quick, who has stopped 175 of 180 shots in his six games this season (5-0-1), is the first NHL goalie with three straight shutouts since Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets in December 2008. ... Johnson didn't have a game-winning goal in the NHL prior to this season. ... Dallas RW Radek Dvorak, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract as a free agent in July, hasn't scored a goal in eight games with his new club. ... Kopitar played in his 400th regular season game and Ott appeared in his 500th. ... Among the sellout crowd of 18,118 was Dodgers first baseman James Loney. ... The Kings are 16-2-2 against Dallas since Jan. 12, 2008.

Tagged: Bruins, Kings, Stars, Flyers, Blue Jackets, Andrew Raycroft, Mike Richards, Steve Ott, Tim Thomas, Jack Johnson, Jonathan Quick

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



Play Hockey Simulation Game on WhatIfSports

NHL Videos

Toews, Kane: Easy decision to resign with Blackhawks Posted: Jul 17, 2014
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane say their decision to sign matching 8-year, $84M...

LA mayor 'F-bombs' Kings rally Posted: Jun 17, 2014
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti toasts the Stanley Cup champion Kings in front o...

Kings, fans celebrate Stanley Cup Posted: Jun 16, 2014
Kings players celebrate winning the Stanley Cup with a parade through downtown L...

More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Reebok Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins Premier Hockey Jersey - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Pittsburgh_Penguins/browse/featuredproduct/175178/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_175000/FF_175178_xl.jpg&w=100 159.95 Reebok Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins Premier Hockey Jersey - Black
    Reebok Dallas Stars White Premier Hockey Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Dallas_Stars/browse/featuredproduct/243363/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_243000/FF_243363_xl.jpg&w=100 124.95 Reebok Dallas Stars White Premier Hockey Jersey
    Reebok Tampa Bay Lightning Primary Logo T-Shirt - Royal Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Tampa_Bay_Lightning/browse/featuredproduct/301017/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_301000/ff_301017_xl.jpg&w=100 19.95 Reebok Tampa Bay Lightning Primary Logo T-Shirt - Royal Blue
    Majestic Anaheim Ducks Black Official Logo Full Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Anaheim_Ducks/browse/featuredproduct/398322/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_398000/FF_398322_xl.jpg&w=100 43.99 Majestic Anaheim Ducks Black Official Logo Full Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt
    Detroit Red Wings Youth Black Southpaw Backpack http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Detroit_Red_Wings/browse/featuredproduct/403205/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_403000/FF_403205_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Detroit Red Wings Youth Black Southpaw Backpack
    Reebok Chicago Blackhawks #88 Patrick Kane Red Premier Hockey Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Chicago_Blackhawks/browse/featuredproduct/408123/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_408000/FF_408123_xl.jpg&w=100 159.95 Reebok Chicago Blackhawks #88 Patrick Kane Red Premier Hockey Jersey
    Majestic New Jersey Devils Red Felt Tek Patch Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_Jersey_Devils/browse/featuredproduct/456774/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_456000/ff_456774_xl.jpg&w=100 47.99 Majestic New Jersey Devils Red Felt Tek Patch Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt
    Vancouver Canucks 2011 NHL Western Conference Champions Hockey Stick http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Vancouver_Canucks/browse/featuredproduct/665779/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_665000/ff_665779_xl.jpg&w=100 11.95 Vancouver Canucks 2011 NHL Western Conference Champions Hockey Stick
    Majestic New York Islanders Royal Blue Felt Tek Patch Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_York_Islanders/browse/featuredproduct/752594/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_752000/ff_752594_xl.jpg&w=100 47.99 Majestic New York Islanders Royal Blue Felt Tek Patch Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt