Last season, the Detroit Red Wings skated into Staples Center in Los Angeles and were dominated by the Los Angeles Kings on January 7, 2010. In fact, the Kings bombarded the Wings with 52 shots in that game, but were absolutely stoned by Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard, who stopped 51 shots to help the Red Wings steal a 2-1 victory.
As the saying goes, what goes around, comes around.
On December 13, Jonathan Quick stopped all 51 shots he faced to lead the Kings to a 5-0 shutout win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena is Detroit.
Whatever you do, do not let the final score fool you. Without Quick, the Kings would have lost this game, and in a big way. Indeed, the Red Wings dominated the first and second periods, pouring shot after shot on Quick, who was brilliant.
In the second period alone, the Red Wings bombarded Quick with 26 shots.
Despite getting outshot through two periods, 38-17, somehow, the Kings led 2-0 going into the third period.
The stunned Red Wings looked frustrated and out of sorts to begin the third period. Sloppy play by the Red Wings led to two quick goals by Anze Kopitar before the 3:00 mark, and the rout was on.
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