Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jonathan Quick registered his second
shutout of the season and 33rd of his career as the Los Angeles Kings blanked
the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, on Thursday.
Quick, who stopped all 29 shots sent his way, passed Rogie Vachon for the most
shutouts in franchise history.
Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist and Anze Kopitar also scored for the
Kings, who have won five straight on their six-game homestand.
The Sabres, meanwhile, continue to struggle on the young season. Buffalo has
lost four straight, including seven of eight games overall, and it has been
shutout in three of the last four.
Jhonas Enroth made 37 saves in the setback.
Los Angeles has killed off 17 straight penalties over its winning streak,
while the Sabres have yet to score with the man advantage this season. Buffalo
is now 0-for-27 on the power play through eight games.
The Kings wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, as Carter wristed a
shot past Enroth on the power play just 36 seconds into the game.
Los Angeles added another goal on the power play with 4:49 left in the second.
Carter received a pass from Kopitar, who then took a feed from Carter in the
slot and one-timed the puck through Enroth’s five-hole to make it 2-0.
Quick nailed down the record by turning aside all 13 shots he faced in the
third as the Kings and Sabres continue to head in opposite directions.
Quick improved to 4-0-0 against the Sabres in five starts throughout his
outstanding career … Drew Doughty and Tyler Toffoli assisted on the opening
goal … Carter’s assist to Kopitar was his 100th point as a King … Sabres
coach Ted Nolan went up against his son, Kings forward Jordan Nolan … LA
wraps up its homestand against Columbus on Sunday … Kings defenseman Slava
Voynov missed his first game since an indefinite suspension was given to him
on Monday following an arrest on charges of domestic violence … Buffalo had
won three of four and seven of its last 10 against the Kings.