VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 38 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and the Vancouver Canucks blanked the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Monday night.
Manny Malhotra scored the game’s only goal in the first period and Vancouver got its third straight win without injured scoring star Daniel Sedin, who is out with a concussion.
The Canucks (46-21-9) passed 100 points for the fourth straight season and moved within two points of Western Conference-leading St. Louis.
The Kings (37-27-12) had their second loss in eight games despite outshooting Vancouver 38-25.
Malhotra scored at 3:05 of the first when he fired in a Max Lapierre pass off the corner of the post and the crossbar. It was Malhotra’s first goal in 14 games.