February 27th, 2012
KINGS Vs BLACKHAWKS 4/0: Captain Dustin Brown overshadowed Jeff Carter’s debut with four points and his second career hat trick as Los Angeles snapped a four-game slide while handing the Chicago Blackhawks its second consecutive loss.
Brown recorded all three of his tallies on special teams, opening with a pair of power-play goals in the first period and scoring shorthanded in the second to complete the hat trick.
Defenseman Willie Mitchell, who signed a contract extension with the Kings on Friday, added a goal and an assist. Jonathan Quick made 19 saves in his seventh shutout of the season as Los Angeles moved back into a tie for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.
The lowest scoring team in the NHL, the Kings traded for the veteran Carter on Thursday. That move lifted some of the pressure from Brown, who has also been the subject of trade rumors.
After clinching is first multi-goal game of the season in the first, Brown forced a turnover with the Blackhawks on the power play early in the second period. The 27-year-old quickly turned up ice and received a perfect feed from Mitchell in the slot before slipping it past Corey Crawford for the hat trick and his 17th tally of the season.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago was once again without captain Jonathan Toews (upper body). … After scoring 15 goals in four straight wins, the Blackhawks have totaled one in the last two games. … Jarret Stoll recorded three assists for the Kings.
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February 19th, 2012
FLAMES 1, KINGS 0:
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Mike Cammalleri scored just over four minutes into the third period and Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves as the Flames edged the Kings to extend its point streak both overall and on the road to eight games.
Tom Kostopoulos notched an assist for the Flames, who improved to 5-0-3 in its last eight contests and 4-0-4 in its last eight away from home.
Kostopoulos chased down a loose puck and threw it toward the net from the right corner. The puck hit the side of the net and caromed into the low slot, where Cammalleri fired it past All-Star at 4:03 of the third for his 14th goal of the season and fifth in 14 games with Calgary.
Kiprusoff turned aside nine shots in the first period, 12 in the second and seven in the third for his 44th career shutout and fourth this campaign.
Quick made 17 saves for the Kings, who were blanked for the eighth time this season and second in as many games. Los Angeles, which has dropped five 1-0 decisions this campaign and three this month, has scored fewer than two goals in 12 of its 20 contests in 2012.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Calgary jumped ahead of Los Angeles for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. … The Kings have scored a total of seven goals in their last nine losses. … Brent Sutter’s Flames have scored once in each of their three meetings with Darryl Sutter’s Kings this season but have posted two victories. … Los Angeles has recorded two tallies or less in nine of its last 11 matchups with Calgary.
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