Quick Breaks Kings Shutout Record After Beating Stars 1-0
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonathan Quick became the first Los Angeles Kings goalie to record three consecutive shutouts and defenseman Jack Johnson scored in the third period of a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
Quick, who had three shutouts last December, joined Felix Potvin as the only Kings goalies with three shutouts in two months. Potvin had a club-record four in March 2001.
Coming off victories against St. Louis and Phoenix, Quick made 28 saves to help extend the Kings’ winning streak to four games and end Dallas’ at five.
Andrew Raycroft stopped Los Angeles’ first 23 shots before Johnson got a cross-ice pass from Rob Scuderi and took a one-timer from the right point that beat Raycroft to the glove side at 15:02 of the third while Dallas’ Steve Ott was screening his goalie.
The closest the Stars came to scoring was when Michael Ryder hit the crossbar with a 30-foot wrist shot over Quick’s left shoulder early in the third period.
Quick extended his scoreless streak to 188 minutes and 10 seconds, breaking the club mark of 185:55 by Rogie Vachon during the 1975-76 season.
The Stars, coming off a 3-1 victory at Anaheim, had a 21-19 shots advantage through two periods against the Kings with Raycroft making his second start of the season.
Notes: Dallas RW Radek Dvorak, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract as a free agent in July, hasn’t scored a goal in eight games with his new club. … Kings C Anze Kopitar played in his 400th regular-season game and Stars LW Steve Ott appeared in his 500th. … Among the sellout crowd of 18,118 was Dodgers first baseman James Loney. … The Kings are 16-2-2 against Dallas since Jan. 12, 2008. … Raycroft was in net for a 5-2 loss at Chicago on Oct. 8 before Kari Lehtonen started the next five games – winning them all and allowing eight goals during that stretch.