Quick, Kings beat Flames 2-1 in shootout
Tuesday, March 22, 2011; 2:01 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Quick made 27 saves, and Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal of the shootout in the Los Angeles Kings' 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
Jarret Stoll gave the Kings a 1-0 lead with 5:52 left in regulation on Los Angeles' 24th shot. The Flames tied it 65 seconds later when Olli Jokinen slipped the puck past Quick on Calgary's 22nd shot. It was his 16th goal this season and sixth in 21 career games against his former team.
Stoll pulled Los Angeles even in the shootout after Alex Tanguay beat Quick, and Kopitar put the Kings ahead when he slipped the puck through Miikka Kiprusoff's pads.
Calgary's Curtis Glencross then shot wide of the right post to end it, making Quick 8-0 in shootouts this season.
Kiprusoff made 27 saves for the Flames, who were coming off a 5-4 overtime loss at Anaheim on Sunday. Calgary lost for the fifth time in six games following a 16-3-3 stretch in which Kiprusoff started every game but the first one and allowed more than three goals twice.
The Kings jumped over Chicago into fifth place in the Western Conference. Calgary is tied with Anaheim and Dallas for ninth place, one point behind Nashville and the postseason cutoff with seven games remaining.
The Kings jumped two points ahead of Chicago into fifth place in the Western Conference playoff race. Calgary, with 85 points, is tied with Anaheim and Dallas - one point behind Chicago and Nashville with seven games remaining.
Jarome Iginla and Flames teammate Mark Giordano both hit the left post seconds apart during an early second-period power play.
The Kings extended their streak of successful penalty kills to 35 by turning aside six Calgary power plays - including one in the final 1:03 of overtime after a penalty for too many men on the ice. The franchise record is 46 straight, set in 2001-02 season.
Notes: Stoll has scored on seven of eight shootout attempts this season after entering 4 for 13 in his career. ... Calgary's Jay Bouwmeester will become the first NHL defenseman to play in 500 consecutive games if he is in the lineup Wednesday at San Jose. ... The Kings sold out Staples Center for the 30th time this season, equaling the most since the arena opened in 1999-00. They also did it during the 2003-04 season. ... The Kings haven't scored more than two goals in their last six home games against Calgary, but have won three times.