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Goalie Jonathan Quick leads Kings past Jets
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:07:40 +0000
Winnipeg, MB, Canada (4E Sports) - Jonathan Quick stopped 16 shots as the Los Angeles Kings notched their sixth straight victory via a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Thursday at MTS Centre.
After falling behind 1-0 late in the second period, the Kings used goals from captain Dustin Brown and Mike Richards to build a 2-1 lead.
From there, the NHL's top-ranked defensive team, led by Quick, shut down the Winnipeg attack and held the Jets to four third-period shots.
Alec Martinez scored a third-period power-play goal for the Kings (36-22-6), who outshot the Jets 41-17.
Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec made his fourth start in a row and had 38 saves while Olli Jokinen scored for the Jets (30-27-7), who suffered a second straight loss.
Los Angeles held Winnipeg without a shot for a 17:48 span that stretched the first and second periods.
In the final two periods, Winnipeg managed 10 shots against a defense that began the game first in the NHL at 2.06 goals-against per game and third with 26.6 shots-against per game.
Jokinen, who has been moved to the Jets' second line with Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien after an injury sustained by Mark Scheifele, scored his 15th goal for a 1-0 lead 12:03 into the second period.
Kane won a race with Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty to a loose puck in the corner and directed a pass into the slot, where Jokinen lifted it over Quick.
Brown tied the game 42 seconds later, taking Jarret Stoll's cross-slot feed and tipping it under Pavelec with 7:15 left in the period.
Richards made it 2-1 when he jumped on a turnover by Winnipeg defenseman Tobias Enstrom before skating into the offensive zone and sending a high shot over Pavelec's glove with 3:45 to go.
Martinez sealed the win with his sixth goal, a shot short-side past Pavelec with 4:09 remaining.
Comfortably positioned third in the Pacific Division, the Kings began a three-game trip with addition Marian Gaborik.
The Kings acquired the wing prior to the trade deadline Wednesday from the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Matt Frattin and two draft picks.
Kings coach Darryl Sutter placed Gaborik on the left side of the top line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams.