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Kings' Quick shuts out high-scoring Blackhawks

Dec 29, 2011 - 5:49 AM
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jonathan Quick posted 38 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings took a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jarret Stoll and Trent Hunter both netted goals for the Kings, who have won four of their last five.

"Just one of those games where I was seeing everything really well," said Quick. "The guys, too, played great in front of me and kept things clear around the net."

Corey Crawford gave up both goals on 38 shots for the Blackhawks, who came into the game having won seven of eight.

"We had some good chances tonight, their guy just came up with some good stops," said Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville. "Both goalies made several great chances tonight."

The only goal the Kings needed came at the 12:07 mark of the second as a rebound opportunity off a rush down the right wing saw several players take a whack at the puck with Hunter finally getting it in.

Mike Richards was given a penalty shot at the 16:38 mark of the second, but failed in his attempt to give the Kings a two-goal lead.

The second goal did come 1:16 into the third period, though, as a rebound sat at the left side and Justin Williams had two hacks at it before Stoll was able to bury the third attempt.

Quick saved his best for the third period as he stopped 18 shots in the final frame after stopping 10 in each of the first two periods.

Game Notes

Quick has 19 shutouts in his career...Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power play...Los Angeles plays in Winnipeg on Thursday...The Blackhawks host the Red Wings on Friday...Chicago had won seven straight against Los Angeles.