VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Dustin Brown tied an NHL playoff record with two short-handed goals, Jonathan Quick made 46 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
Brown had the two-goal game two nights after capping the Kings’ 4-2 Game 1 victory with an empty-net goal. He entered the season with three goals in 13 career playoff games.
Brown opened the scoring with 9 seconds left in the first period, and gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at 5:17 of the second.
Jarret Stoll added a power-play goal at 8:30 of the third, a goal originally credited to Brown. Trevor Lewis made it 4-1 with 5:09 left.
Brown became the 13th player to score two short-handed goals in a playoff game. John Madden was the last previous player to accomplish the feat, doing it for New Jersey against the New York Rangers in 2006.
Quick made 22 saves in the third period, allowing only Samuel Pahlsson’s goal with 3:38 to play. Jannik Hansen also scored for Vancouver, the Presidents’ Trophy winner as the NHL regular-season points leader.
Game 3 is Sunday night in Los Angeles.