Kings Inch Up Wild West Standings After SO Win
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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) – Jonathan Quick made 27 saves, and Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal of the shootout in the Los Angeles Kings’ 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
Jarret Stoll gave the Kings a 1-0 lead with 5:52 left in regulation on Los Angeles’ 24th shot.
The Flames tied it 65 seconds later when Olli Jokinen slipped the puck past Quick on Calgary’s
It was his 16th goal this season and sixth in 21 career games against his former team.
Stoll pulled Los Angeles even in the shootout after Alex Tanguay beat Quick, and Kopitar put the Kings ahead when he slipped the puck through Miikka Kiprusoff’s pads.
Calgary’s Curtis Glencross then shot wide of the right post to end it, making Quick 8-0 in shootouts this season.
With the win, Los Angeles pulls within two points of fourth in the Western Conference standings and only nine games left to play.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)