Kings: Quick leads the way against Red Wings
March, 9, 2011
By Dan Arritt | ESPNLosAngeles.com
Claus Andersen/Getty ImagesJonathan Quick has stopped 79 of the last 80 shots he has faced in Detroit over two games.Kings 2, Detroit Red Wings 1
Eight keys to the game:
THE FACTS: Jonathan Quick stopped 28 shots at Joe Louis Arena and shut down the host Red Wings over the final two periods to extend Detroit’s losing streak to a season-long four games.
THE STAT: The Kings killed both Detroit penalties and have successfully killed 15 consecutive power plays by their opponent and 58 of the last 63.
HOT: Anze Kopitar scored earlier in the second period for the Kings, giving him 11 points in the last eight games and 16 in the last 13.
NOT: The Red Wings lost four straight games for the first time since February 2010. They haven’t lost five in a row since January 2009. Quick has stopped 79 of 80 shots in Detroit this season.
GOOD MOVE: After the Kings went scoreless on 10 straight power plays over the last two games, Kings coach Terry Murray altered the setup and the Kings came through with Brown’s man-advantage goal.
BAD MOVE: Shortly before Brown’s goal, the Kings got away with a four-minute high-sticking penalty. Michal Handzus struck Niklas Lidstrom on the lip with his stick, opening a cut that required stitches. None of the on-ice officials saw the penalty, however.
NOTABLE: The Kings moved from eighth to seventh in the Western Conference standings but remain just two points ahead of ninth-place Minnesota and 10th-place Anaheim.
UP NEXT: Friday at Columbus, 4 p.m. PT