LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Jonathan Quick made 28 saves in his 27th NHL shutout, Dustin Brown scored early in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Vancouver 1-0 on Monday night for their fourth win over the Canucks this season.
Brown converted on a 3-on-1 rush just 24 seconds into the final period of a fight-filled game for the Kings, and Quick was unbeatable while making his fifth consecutive start since returning from a 24-game injury absence.
The U.S. Olympic goalie posted his second shutout of the season and his first since Nov. 7, a week before he severely strained his groin.
Eddie Lack stopped 19 shots in his fourth straight start for the Canucks, who were shut out for the first time all season during their sixth loss in seven games.
BLUE JACKETS 3, LIGHTNING 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Mark Letestu redirected Jack Johnson’s shot from the point with 2:38 left, lifting Columbus past Tampa Bay.
It was the Blue Jackets’ season-high fourth win in a row.
Nathan Horton scored his 200th NHL goal, also on the power play, and Ryan Johansen had a goal for Columbus, which is 5-1 in the new year. Sergei Bobrovsky had 26 saves.
Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman had goals for Tampa Bay, and Anders Lindback stopped 25 shots.
Tampa Bay had been 17-1 when leading after two periods.
FLAMES 2, HURRICANES 0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)—Karri Ramo made 22 saves in his first NHL shutout, and Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan provided the offence in Calgary’s win over Carolina.
The Flames snapped a three-game losing streak and handed the Hurricanes their second straight shutout defeat.
Backland scored his seventh goal of the season for the Flames, who notched their second power-play tally in 26 chances. Monahan scored his 13th goal midway through the third period to add some insurance.
Ramo improved to 8-8-3 as the Flames swept the two-game season games from Carolina.
JETS 5, COYOTES 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP)—The Winnipeg Jets found the energy they have lacked for weeks and made new coach Paul Maurice a winner in his debut behind the bench by routing Phoenix.
Olli Jokinen, Eric O’Dell, Blake Wheeler, Michael Frolik and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Jets (20-23-5), who held a 38-19 shots advantage.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for Phoenix (21-15-9), but that was the only shot that got past goalie Ondrej Pavelec.
Maurice got his first cheer during the national anthem when his face showed on the scoreboard. He took over after Claude Noel was fired on Sunday, ending his 2 1/2 years as the first coach of the Jets after the franchise relocated from Atlanta.