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Nov 29, 2011 - 7:15 AM
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jonathan Quick made 33 saves for his NHL- leading fourth shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings took a 2-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Mike Richards scored his ninth goal in the past 10 games while Ethan Moreau scored his first goal of the season for the Kings, who had dropped three of their previous four games.

"We have a good vibe in this locker room right now," said Moreau. "Everyone knows to have success in this league you have to shoot the puck. We did that more tonight and it showed in the results."

Antti Niemi was touched for both goals on 33 shots for the Sharks, who have lost their past two games.

At the 8:37 mark of the first, the Kings took a 1-0 lead when Moreau fired the puck on net from a sharp angle at the right side.

Richards made it a 2-0 game when he slammed home a Simon Gagne feed in front of the net at the 4:16 mark of the second.

The Kings appeared to take a 3-0 lead six minutes into the third when the puck found its way into the net with Slava Voynov and Dustin Brown hovering around the net. It was initially called a goal, but replay showed that Voynov kicked it in.

It didn't matter, though, as Quick stopped 13 shots in the third to post the shutout.

"I'm not going to pick the energy. We're only going to pick work ethic, commitment, passion...I want to know where they [the Sharks] went between the second and third to find it [energy]," Sharks head coach Todd McLellan said. "It's really disappointing, probably more disappointing because we came out and played hard in the third. So it made it even tougher to swallow."

Game Notes

Los Angeles hosts Florida on Thursday...San Jose welcomes Montreal on Thursday...San Jose won the previous meeting between these two clubs, a 4-2 decision in San Jose on Nov. 7. The next times these clubs meet will be on Dec. 23 in Los Angeles...Quick, who played in his 200th game, has 18 shutouts in his career...The last time the Kings blanked the Sharks at home was on Mar. 23, 2002.

  • SAN JOSE: 0

    Nov 29 1:16 AM

  • Brent Burns wrist shot on Jonathan Quick.

    Sharks 0, Kings 2  3rd - 13:51Nov 29 12:43 AM

  • Los Angeles Goal - Slava Voynov (4), at 6:03.

    Sharks 0, Kings 3  3rd - 13:57Nov 29 12:37 AM
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    Sharks 0, Kings 3  3rd - 13:57Nov 29 12:37 AM

  • SAN JOSE: 0
    End of 2nd

    Nov 29 12:11 AM

  • Los Angeles Goal - Mike Richards (11), at 4:16.

    Sharks 0, Kings 2  2nd - 15:44Nov 28 11:41 PM

  • SAN JOSE: 0
    End of 1st

    Nov 28 11:16 PM

  • Los Angeles Goal - Ethan Moreau, at 8:37.

    Sharks 0, Kings 1  1st - 11:23Nov 28 10:55 PM

  • SAN JOSE: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Nov 28 10:39 PM
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