LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick made 40 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings got goals from Dustin Brown and defenseman Jack Johnson to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Thursday night.
Sean Bergenheim scored for Florida, and Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots. The Panthers are 0-7 against the Kings since Nov. 27, 2002, when they beat them 5-2 in Los Angeles.
Kris Versteeg, who leads Florida with 12 goals and 26 points in his first season with the club, was scratched for the first time because of a broken nose after getting elbowed by Carolina’s Derek Joslin during Tuesday’s 3-1 win.
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