Quick too good for Canadiens

Jonathan Quick produced an incredible 45-save shut-out as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

The 29-year-old goalie's feat meant goals from Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik were comfortably enough for victory.

The Kings were out-shot, 45-20, and Quick said afterwards: "They had a good amount of zone time."

Addressing his haul of saves, he added on the NHL website: "I think the shot guys are pretty generous here, I saw that.

"It's nice, but I don't think that we got outplayed as bad as the shot differential was.

"I think we were right there for most of the game. They had moments where they had a little extended zone time but we were able to kind of weather it, and we got two big goals there in the second period."

The Calgary Flames brought up a seventh straight victory, beating the Dallas Stars 3-1 with goals from Sean Monahan, Dougie Hamilton and Mason Raymond.

Another streak was halted, the Columbus Blue Jackets putting five losses behind them to overcome the Arizona Coyotes 7-5, while one was extended as the Colorado Avalanche won a fourth straight, beating the New York Islanders 2-1 in Denver with a pair of goals from Francois Beauchemin.

Corey Crawford earned his NHL-high fifth shut-out of the season, smoothing the Chicago Blackhawks' route to a 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers, which also featured a pair of goals from Teuvo Teravainen.

The San Jose Sharks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 after overtime, with Brent Burns getting the decisive goal, while elsewhere the New York Rangers lost 5-2 to the Minnesota Wild, the Florida Panthers overwhelmed the New Jersey Devils 5-1, and Chad Johnson had a 44-save shut-out as the Buffalo Sabres saw off the Anaheim Ducks 3-0.

In St Louis, the Blues fended off the Nashville Predators 2-1, while the Philadelphia Flyers enjoyed a 2-0 success at the expense of the Vancouver Canucks.

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