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Quick, Kings edge Blues

Sep 23, 2008 - 5:24 AM KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- Jonathan Quick may have taken the early lead to become the Los Angeles Kings' starting goaltender.

The 22-year-old made 19 saves in two periods and the Kings got goals from Davis Drewiske and Wayne Simmonds en route to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the preseason opener for both clubs on Monday.

It was a rare split squad contest, with one-half of Los Angeles' roster posting a 6-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes later Monday.

Last season, six different goaltenders made at least two starts for the Kings, who allowed a Western Conference-worst 3.21 goals per game. Quick posted a 3.84 GAA in three games.

With no clear-cut favorite to claim the starting position for the season-opener on October 11, Quick stated his case by stopping nine shots in the first and 10 in the second. Jeff Zatkoff played the entire third period and made 11 saves.

Drewiske opened the scoring at the 1:01 mark of the second period, scoring a shorthanded tally from the left wing with a hard wrist shot.

Simmonds doubled the Kings' advantage early in the third period, beating Blues goaltender Marek Schwarz with a slap shot from the top of the slot with 15:30 remaining.

Blues left wing Paul Kariya scored a power-play goal to break the shutout with 5:10 left to play.

The game was the first-ever NHL contest at the Sprint Center, which was home to the men's Big 12 Conference basketball tournament earlier this year.








  • AT KANSAS CITY MO
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 1 1 2
    ST LOUIS 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) DAVIS DREWISKE 1 (TOM PREISSING, JARRET STOLL)
    1:01
    3RD PRD: LOS - (PP) WAYNE SIMMONDS 1 (TOM PREISSING, TEDDY PURCELL)
    4:30
    STL - (PP) PAUL KARIYA 1 (DAVID PERRON) 14:50

    Sep 22 10:31 PM


  • AT KANSAS CITY MO
    NHL LOS ANGELES 2
    ST LOUIS 1
    3RD PRD: STL - (PP) PAUL KARIYA 1 (DAVID PERRON) 14:50

    Kings 2, Blues 1  3rd - 5:10Sep 22 10:23 PM


  • AT KANSAS CITY MO
    NHL LOS ANGELES 2
    ST LOUIS 0
    3RD PRD: LOS - (PP) WAYNE SIMMONDS 1 (TOM PREISSING, TEDDY PURCELL)
    4:30

    Kings 2, Blues 0  3rd - 15:30Sep 22 10:16 PM
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    Kings 1, Blues 0  3rd - 16:00Sep 22 10:03 PM


  • AT KANSAS CITY MO
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 1 1
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) DAVIS DREWISKE 1 (TOM PREISSING, JARRET STOLL)
    1:01
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 6 9 15
    STL 9 10

    Sep 22 9:48 PM


  • AT KANSAS CITY MO
    NHL LOS ANGELES 1
    ST LOUIS 0
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) DAVIS DREWISKE 1 (TOM PREISSING, JARRET STOLL)
    1:01

    Kings 1, Blues 0  2nd - 18:59Sep 22 9:05 PM


  • AT KANSAS CITY MO
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0
    ST LOUIS 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 6 6
    STL 9 9
    GOALIES: LOS - JON QUICK
    STL - CHRIS MASON

    Sep 22 8:47 PM
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    Kings vs. BluesSep 22 5:41 PM