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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 am


Kings rally to beat Wings behind Quick's stellar play

LARRY LAGE | Associated Press

DETROIT – Jonathan Quick made some spectacular saves to keep the Los Angeles Kings within a goal and they took advantage.

Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar scored 2:10 apart late in the second period to put the Kings ahead and they went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Quick made 23 saves, including some sprawling stops in the second period.

“He made at least two saves on what looked like sure goals in the second period, and that changed the whole game,” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said.

After Brown and Kopitar puts the Kings ahead, they pulled away in the third. Adrian Kempe scored early in the period and Kopitar's second goal of the game gave Los Angeles a three-goal cushion with 7-plus minutes left.

The Red Wings started strong, but couldn't recover when they failed to get another shot past Quick.

“He does it against lots of people, lots of nights,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said.

Detroit's Mike Green broke a scoreless tie late in the first period and Jimmy Howard finished with 32 saves.

PREDATORS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2: In Nashville, Tennessee, Pekka Rinne made 37 saves, while Filip Forsberg, Austin Watson and Roman Josi scored goals for the Predators, who have won 10 of 12. Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma had the goals for Chicago.

BLUE JACKETS 3, HURRICANES 2: In Columbus, Ohio, Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout for the Blue Jackets.  Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their first game after their season-best six-game winning streak ended.