Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Quick made 17 saves to help the
Los Angeles Kings take a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
Jeff Carter and Jake Muzzin each had a goal for the Kings, who have ripped off
five straight wins.
P.K. Subban scored the only goal of the game for the Canadiens, who had won
five of six coming in. Peter Budaj stopped 20 shots in the loss.
With the score tied in the second, the Kings took a 2-1 lead on the power
play. Alec Martinez sent the puck from the right point to the right circle
where Anze Kopitar backhanded the puck to the left circle for a one-timer by
Quick stopped five shots in the second, then eight in the third as he helped
the team kill off an early penalty from Carter for the win.
Los Angeles drew first blood at just 1:54 of the first period as a rush play
saw Muzzin take a pass in the middle and wrist it home for his fifth of the
Montreal tied the game at 14:45 of the first as Subban threw the puck on net
from the right point where it hit off the stick of Quick then the skate of
Jarret Stoll and in.
Los Angeles plays in Winnipeg on Thursday ... The Canadiens continue their
four-game road trip in Anaheim on Wednesday ... Los Angeles won both games in
the series this season, taking a 6-0 win in Montreal on Dec. 10 ... LA was 1-
for-4 on the power play, while Montreal finished 0-for-3.
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