February 3, 2010 11 Comments
LOS ANGELES — Anze Kopitar and Ryan Smyth scored goals while Jonathan Quick stopped twenty shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in front of an announced sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center on February 2.
After a scoreless first period, Kopitar opened the scoring on a two-on-one shorthanded break at 16:43 of the second period.
Smyth scored his 17th goal of the season at 11:14 of the third period, taking a nice pass from winger Dustin Brown after a turnover by the Rangers in the neutral zone.
Quick has now won seven consecutive games, and has earned a 1.95 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage in that span.
The Kings have won their last seven games and are 9-1 in their last ten games after losing three straight games to the Detroit Red Wings on January 7, the St. Louis Blues on January 9 and the San Jose Sharks on January 11. Read more of this post