Clifford Leads Kings Into 1st Place With Win Over Ottawa
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Clifford had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 27 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled into their All-Star break with a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
Trevor Lewis scored on a penalty shot and Jack Johnson scored during a two-man advantage for the Kings, who moved even with San Jose atop the Pacific Division after earning a point for the 16th time in 18 games.
Quick headed to his first All-Star game appearance in style, shutting down the Senators’ powerful lineup until captain Daniel Alfredsson’s power-play goal with 11:23 to play. His teammates had already built a four-goal lead and chased Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson by breaking out of the latest scoring slump for the NHL’s lowest-scoring team.
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