Brown, Quick lead Kings past Canucks

Alex Kinkopf  - | Tuesday, 01.14.2014 / 1:42 AM

LOS ANGELES – There’s no love lost between these two clubs.

In what was the Kings’ second meeting with the Canucks in just nine days, the bad blood was boiling – as the two teams combined for 109 penalty minutes tonight at STAPLES Center.

The Kings had trouble developing any chemistry during a night that featured so many infractions, looking out-of-sync through the first two periods of play.

They had their biggest struggles in man-advantage situations, where they failed to score on seven power play opportunities, including a seven-minute power play just 2:33 into the contest.

The battle between these two clubs tonight honed on physical play through the first 40 minutes, as prime scoring chances were coming few and far between.

The Kings recorded just 12 shots in total through the first two periods of play.

The third period would direct the Kings to victory, though, as Dustin Brown knocked home the Kings’ 14th shot of the night just :24 seconds into the third period for his 10th goal of the season to give the Kings a 1-0 lead with 19:36 left in regulation time.

Kopitar, who broke through Vancouver’s defense and fired off a back-hander on Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack, couldn’t find the back of the net, but Dustin Brown was well positioned to bury the rebound.

Dustin Brown, who also scored in the Kings’ last game against the Canucks on January 4, has now scored three goals in the Kings’ past five games.

Tonight’s combined mark of 169 penalty minutes (LA – 40) (VAN – 69) is the highest total in any Kings game this season. The previous high for penalty minutes in a game this season came against Vancouver as well, when the Kings and Canucks combined for 80 penalty minutes on November 25.

Jonathan Quick was downright solid in the crease for the Kings tonight, recording his 27th career shutout, stopping all of Vancouver’s 28 shots directed his way.

The Kings now have eight shutouts this season. Quick, tonight, recorded his second shutout, Ben Scrivens has three, and Martin Jones also has three.

With tonight’s win, the Kings now have a perfect 4-0-0 record against Vancouver this season. The last time the Kings have won at least four games against the Canucks in a single season, you would have to track back to the 1990-’91 season, when the Kings had a 5-3-0 regular season record against Vancouver.

Now with a 27-14-5 record, which is good for 59 points, the Kings sit at sixth-place in the Western Conference.

The Kings, in completing their home stand tonight, compiled an impressive 3-1-1 record during their five-game stay at STAPLES Center.

They’ll now hit the road for five games starting on Thursday evening, when they’ll be in Missouri for a date with the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center for a 5:00 puck-drop.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
00:24LAK Dustin Brown (10) ASST: Anze Kopitar (25), Jeff Carter (13) 1 - 0 LAK
Three Stars of the Game
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
SA: 28TOI: 59:55
GA: 0EV: 18-18
PIM: 0PP: 7-7
SV%: 1.000SH: 3-3
Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 5
+/-: 1TOI: 15:18
Christopher Tanev
Christopher Tanev
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 22:12
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:09VAN Zack Kassian  Hooking against  Dustin Brown
02:33VAN Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj) against  Jordan Nolan
02:33VAN Tom Sestito  Instigator against  Jordan Nolan
02:33VAN Tom Sestito  Game misconduct
02:33VAN Tom Sestito  Instigator - Misconduct
08:46VAN Henrik Sedin  Hooking against  Tyler Toffoli
13:09LAK Willie Mitchell  Misconduct (10 min)
13:09VAN Zack Kassian  Misconduct (10 min)
13:42LAK Anze Kopitar  Holding against  Henrik Sedin
2nd Period
00:06VAN Ryan Kesler  Fighting (maj) against  Dustin Brown
00:06LAK Dustin Brown  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Kesler
05:41VAN Kevin Bieksa  Cross checking against  Dustin Brown
06:18LAK Jeff Carter  Slashing against  Dan Hamhuis
08:28LAK Matt Greene  Misconduct (10 min)
08:28VAN Kevin Bieksa  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jonathan Quick
08:28LAK Matt Greene  Instigator against  Kevin Bieksa
08:28VAN Kevin Bieksa  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Greene
08:28LAK Matt Greene  Fighting (maj) against  Kevin Bieksa
10:47VAN Henrik Sedin  Holding against  Drew Doughty
10:47VAN Zack Kassian  Misconduct (10 min)
3rd Period
03:53LAK Jarret Stoll  Slashing against  Henrik Sedin
08:34VAN Dale Weise  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jonathan Quick
14:18LAK Jake Muzzin  Holding against  Daniel Sedin
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/40/7
Faceoff Wins2615
Blocked Shots159
Penalty Minutes6940
2D. HamhuisD00-11024:02
3K. BieksaD0003919:20
5J. GarrisonD0001017:30
6Y. WeberD0004014:34
8C. TanevD00-11022:12
9Z. KassianR0000227:24
15B. RichardsonR0001015:50
17R. KeslerC00-16522:37
20C. HigginsL00-11019:41
21Z. DalpeC0000011:55
22D. SedinL0001021:32
23A. EdlerD0002021:55
25M. SantorelliC00-13015:40
29T. SestitoL0000270:01
32D. WeiseR000029:08
33H. SedinC0002420:54
36J. HansenR0001014:42
49D. ArchibaldR000105:49
31E. Lack1920.95058:14
2M. GreeneD0000175:03
6J. MuzzinD0002215:43
8D. DoughtyD0012031:45
10M. RichardsC0000014:13
11A. KopitarC0112221:24
13K. CliffordL0000014:38
14J. WilliamsR0001016:12
22T. LewisC0005015:28
23D. BrownR1011515:18
26S. VoynovD0001026:33
28J. StollC0000217:59
33W. MitchellD00121021:34
44R. RegehrD0000018:43
70T. PearsonL000107:19
71J. NolanC000008:35
73T. ToffoliC000006:11
74D. KingL0001013:24
77J. CarterC0112222:03
32J. Quick28281.00059:55