Los Angeles Kings vs. Detroit Red Wings: The Quicker Way To Victory

December 16th, 2010 by Danielle Parenteau Leave a reply »
Detroit’s high-powered offense threw 51 shots at Kings netminder Jonathan Quick but failed to score a single goal on Monday night at Joe Louis Arena. Los Angeles netted five.

This was just the second shutout win against the Wings in LA’s history. The only other time a Kings goalie kept Detroit off the board was when Rogie Vachon did so in 1978.

The Red Wings had not been shut out by the Kings or anyone else since last January.

It was also a strong night offensively for Los Angeles. Along with defenseman Drew Doughty’s three assists, the Kings got one goal apiece from Wayne Simmonds, Oscar Moller, Jack Johnson and two from Anze Kopitar. Just one would have been enough.

Jimmy Howard, minding net at the other end, believed there was no beating Quick.

“Hats off to Quickie. He played a hell of a game. He was in a zone. There was nothing you could do about it. He was stopping everything. I think we could have went all night and he probably still would have gave up zero. He was just in one of those zones.”

Doughty may have put it best:

“Quickie was unbelievable tonight. ...

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