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Quick silences Sharks as San Jose, Los Angeles end streaks

Jan 28, 2014, 12:51 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Kings’ offense has been anemic lately, but Jonathan Quick didn’t need much help from the team’s forwards tonight. He saved all 22 Sharks shots in the Kings’ 1-0 win over San Jose.

Anze Kopitar was the only player to find the back of the net tonight and simultaneously ended Sharks goaltender Alex Stalock‘s franchise record-breaking shutout streak and Los Angeles’ 154:43 minutes scoring drought.

Jeff Carter and Jake Muzzin registered assists, but Kopitar deserves most of the credit for this goal:

This was a game of ending streaks. San Jose had won its previous six contests while the Kings had lost five in a row. Even after tonight’s contest, the Sharks have an eight-point lead over Los Angeles in the battle for second place in the Pacific Division.

San Jose will head on the road, but they will face the Western Conference’s two worst teams in Calgary and Edmonton. Meanwhile, the Kings will try to build on tonight’s victory in Phoenix on Tuesday.

  1. blomfeld - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    WE’VE DONE IT ! :)

    Thanks as usual to Quickie for another ‘stellar’ performance in our rearguard … and thanks to Anze for delivering ‘up front’ where we need to finally get going … great job tonight you guys ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. kingsfan93 - Jan 28, 2014 at 3:03 AM

    Kings offense may be anemic or abysmal or however you guys want to put it as, but the Kings pulled through at-least.

    John Quick did what he does best for which is being that beast between the pipes. So spectacular job by you, Mr. Quick.

    Now, I don’t say this because I’m a Kings fan, but just to clear things up about this Brown/Hertl incident that occurred the last game these two played, before this game tonight went on. Well I know a lot of you hockey fans out there think Dustin Brown is the bad guy in this. But when you break down the play frame by frame, D. Brown and T. Hertl could both very well be at fault for what happened between them two. They both collided with one another. Not one or the other lined each other up and wanted it to happen. Brown is NOT a dirty or sneaky player. He may of been suspended once or so, but if you follow him, like I do, you wouldn’t be so hard on him.

    But with all you Sharks fans out there in the crowd chanting “BEAT LA” or “BOOING BROWN” tonight, well it back fired on you guys rightfully so.

    GO KINGS GO!!!

    • jhaegs - Jan 28, 2014 at 3:47 AM

      If rather hear “Beat LA” than your classy “You suck” chants…

      How is it you “follow” Brown? Do you hang out with him in person? There is video evidence of DB being a “DB”, so stop it. Just stop it. Slough footing, elbowing, diving into goalies, knee on knee hits…

      I wonder how Jonathan “Diva” Quick would act if Brown plowed into him.

      • jhaegs - Jan 28, 2014 at 3:48 AM


      • kingsfan93 - Jan 28, 2014 at 4:15 AM

        Jhaegs – before mentioning the word ‘Diva” in the same sentance as John Quick, you should look up the word because he doesn’t fit the description of one, maybe you though since you sound a little over dramatic here.

      • jhaegs - Jan 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM

        If someone breathes on his greasy hair, he has a hissy fit. If someone falls near his crease he jumps on top of them while raining down crosschecks. He likes to talk smack and go after guys during the game and between periods, only because he knows his team has to back him up. He and Mike Smith are DIVAS…

        He needs to stay in the crease. When he doesn’t, he acts like a biatch or gives up a HILARIOUS goal.

      • fpstratton - Jan 28, 2014 at 2:13 PM

        You think Jonathan Quick is a diva? You must not have followed his career.

      • jhaegs - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:34 PM

        You mean I haven’t seen him play in games? Yes I have. I just told you what he’s done… because I’ve watched him… Confused?

      • blomfeld - Jan 28, 2014 at 9:43 PM

        “only because he knows his team has to back him up” …

        Jhaegs – that my friend is known in the business as ‘esprit de corps’ which perhaps maybe an alien notion to you Sharks, but it’s nonetheless the credo by which we Kings live and die by … ours is a team built around the concept of ‘one for all and all for one’ and positively nothing will ever change that ! … in fact, I would submit to you that that’s the key reason why we’re a Stanley Cup Champion and you people are not !

        GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • fpstratton - Jan 28, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      Totally agree with you, Kingsfan93. Good analysis of Dustin Brown. Dustin Brown is a player who never backs down, and he’s not the biggest guy out there. He just needs to find his scoring touch again, like most of the rest of the team as well.

      • tdaveniii - Jan 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM

        Never backs down? What would Tommy Wingels say to that?

  3. sjsharks66 - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Kings fans are delusional. Hopefully someone on the kings has a knee injury so we can all say, ” ya know… It’s really your player who got injured’s fault. Tough luck buddy.”

    Arrogance and condescending posts. Typical LA dbag remarks.

    • mcflower29 - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      how did you like your team losing 1-0 on your pixelated tv?

      i expect nothing less from a loser fan like yourself.

    • 22lakings22 - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Another typical dbag response from sjsharks66! Only a prick like you would wish injury on anyone. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, just as you are. And not all Kings fans are delusional. Accept the fact that your team lost last night, in what was a really well played game by both sides. How about a positive comment about your team instead of yet again obsessing about Brown & the Kings. And lay off the trolling on your pixelated computer screen, we all know that for every time someone thumbs down your comments, you’re immediately thumbing it up. Get a life.

    • mcflower29 - Jan 28, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      actually it’s not a computer screen, he admitted that he watches sharks games on a really old tv…so we just conclude that his posting habits on prohockeytalk is the result of his bad tv combined with his teal-colored sunglasses.

    • fpstratton - Jan 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      sjsharks66: The Sharks are a good team and a perennial contender, but until they win it all, it seems foolish for their fans to diss the Kings. Legitimacy comes from winning the Cup, at least once.

  4. patthehockeyfan - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Hallelujah and thank you, Anze, Carts, and Quickie! Good game by the Sharks, too.


  5. joey4id - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    All the whining aside about DB, or the injury sustained by Hertl, these two teams played a heck of a game, and did so without a fight. OMG! As I watched these two teams play I asked myself how a team from the EC can beat either team in the SC final. Then there’s Anaheim, Chicago and St. Louis. Looks like the SC will be heading west for the 3rd year in a row, and 6th time in the last 8 years. It’s games like this that show you why the odds will be small for a team from the EC to win the SC. Being a fan of the game I suppose it would be good for business if the Sharks were to win the holy grail of hockey. The California Hat-Trick for Lord Stanley!

  6. muckleflugga - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM


    two words … zoom zoooom

    red wings

    we gone, bye bye

    • fpstratton - Jan 28, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      muckleflugga: The Red Wings are going to make a strong run as soon as they get all their people back. They are definitely capable of beating the Sharks or Kings, but they better be at full strength.

  7. sjsharks66 - Jan 28, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Fps.. Brown never backs down? I saw Wingles challenge him to a fight 3 times last night. All 3 of which he backed down.. Nice try..

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