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Quick helps Kings upend Blackhawks

Jan 30, 2009 - 7:21 AM
By Jonathan Raber PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Following an extended layoff because of the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Kings could not wait to get back on the ice.

Jonathan Quick turned aside 31 shots and captain Dustin Brown recorded two goals and an assist as the Kings skated to 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

Alexander Frolov notched a goal and an assist, Patrick O'Sullivan netted a shorthander and Jarret Stoll also tallied for Los Angeles, which won its third consecutive game.

"We were anxious to get out there and get it going," said Stoll, whose team last played on January 21. "It's a long break. Eight days off feels like two weeks for sure, so it's good to get going."

Defenseman Kyle Quincey set up a pair of goals for the Kings.

"It wasn't pretty all of the time, but the bottom line is, we got two points against a really good team," Los Angeles coach Terry Murray said. "And after eight days off, that was a tough assignment."

Dave Bolland and Patrick Sharp scored, All-Star defenseman Brian Campbell registered two assists and Cristobal Huet made 21 saves for Chicago, which fell to 1-3-0 in its last four.

"I think we've got to respect everybody in this league," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "There are no easy games."

Brown, the team's lone All-Star, and Stoll scored 1:45 apart late in the opening period for an early advantage, and the Kings did not look back.

"We came out hard, and I think that obviously jump-started the whole game for (us)," Brown said.

Quick stopped 10 shots in the first period and 15 in the second but lost his bid for a shutout at 7:31 of the third, when Bolland scored on a slap shot from just outside the right faceoff circle.

The rookie goaltender improved to 7-5-0 on the season.

"(Quick) was really good, he saved our bacon out there a couple of times tonight," Murray said. "He's been that way through most every game that he's played."

Sharp added his team-leading 22nd goal midway through the period for the Blackhawks, who fell to 0-6-3 in their last nine meetings with the Kings at Staples Center. Chicago was coming off a 3-2 victory at Anaheim on Wednesday that kicked off a season-high eight-game road trip.

"I think L.A. is a lot better than what people give them credit for," Campbell said. "They are a good hockey team and played us pretty good last time. We've got to find a way to get better."

The Kings got the scoring started just as a 5-on-3 power play was expiring. Chicago's Ben Eager exited the penalty box and joined the play just as Anze Kopitar fed Brown, who converted with 5:13 remaining in the first for his 18th tally of the season.

Stoll followed with a goal of his own less than two minutes later, taking a pass from behind the net by Brown and beating Huet for the 2-0 advantage.

Quick picked up his first career point, getting credit for an assist on a pass to O'Sullivan, who skated the length of the ice to score a shorthanded goal 5:26 into the second that gave the Kings a 3-0 bulge.








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    Chicago
    0 0 2 --2
    Los Angeles 2 1 2 --5
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Los Angeles, Dustin Brown 18 (power play)
    (Kyle Quincey, Anze Kopitar), 14:47. 2, Los Angeles, Jarret Stoll 11
    (Kyle Calder, Dustin Brown), 16:32. Penalties: K Quincey, Los (cross
    checking), 8:47; B Eager, Chi (slashing), 12:40; J

    Jan 30 1:28 AM


  • CORRECTION
    NHL CHICAGO 2
    LOS ANGELES 5
    3RD PRD: LOS - (PP) DUSTIN BROWN 19 (ALEXANDER FROLOV) 19:19

    Jan 30 1:05 AM


  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 0 0 2 2
    LOS ANGELES 2 1 2 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) DUSTIN BROWN 18 (KYLE QUINCEY, ANZE KOPITAR)
    14:47
    LOS - JARRET STOLL 11 (KYLE CALDER, DUSTIN BROWN) 16:32
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 11 (JON QUICK) 5:26
    3RD PRD: CHI - DAVE BOLLAND 9 (BRIAN CA

    Jan 30 1:03 AM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 2
    LOS ANGELES 5
    3RD PRD: LOS - (PP) JON QUICK 1 (UNASSISTED) 19:19

    Blackhawks 2, Kings 5  3rd - 0:41Jan 30 1:01 AM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 2
    LOS ANGELES 4
    3RD PRD: CHI - PATRICK SHARP 22 (BRIAN CAMPBELL) 11:32

    Blackhawks 2, Kings 4  3rd - 8:28Jan 30 12:50 AM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 1
    LOS ANGELES 4
    3RD PRD: LOS - ALEXANDER FROLOV 21 (WAYNE SIMMONDS, KYLE QUINCEY) 8:08

    Blackhawks 1, Kings 4  3rd - 11:52Jan 30 12:43 AM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 1
    LOS ANGELES 3
    3RD PRD: CHI - DAVE BOLLAND 9 (BRIAN CAMPBELL) 7:31

    Blackhawks 1, Kings 3  3rd - 12:29Jan 30 12:41 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 0 0 0
    LOS ANGELES 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) DUSTIN BROWN 18 (KYLE QUINCEY, ANZE KOPITAR)
    14:47
    LOS - JARRET STOLL 11 (KYLE CALDER, DUSTIN BROWN) 16:32
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 11 (JON QUICK) 5:26
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST

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    CHICAGO 0
    LOS ANGELES 3
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 11 (UNASSISTED) 5:26

    Blackhawks 0, Kings 3  2nd - 14:34Jan 29 11:45 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CHICAGO 0 0
    LOS ANGELES 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) DUSTIN BROWN 18 (KYLE QUINCEY, ANZE KOPITAR)
    14:47
    LOS - JARRET STOLL 11 (KYLE CALDER, DUSTIN BROWN) 16:32
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CHI 10

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  • NHL
    CHICAGO 0
    LOS ANGELES 2
    1ST PRD: LOS - JARRET STOLL 11 (KYLE CALDER, DUSTIN BROWN) 16:32

    Blackhawks 0, Kings 2  1st - 3:28Jan 29 11:12 PM


  • NHL
    CHICAGO 0
    LOS ANGELES 1
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) DUSTIN BROWN 18 (KYLE QUINCEY, ANZE KOPITAR) 14:47

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