National Hockey League
Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 0
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, February 22, 2021
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: N/A

Jonathan Quick earned his 54th career shutout -- and his second in three games -- as the visiting Los Angeles Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-0 Monday night.

Quick made 31 saves as the Kings won their fifth consecutive game.

Dustin Brown scored twice for the Kings, giving him seven goals in his past eight games. Gabriel Vilardi also scored.

Jordan Binnington made 28 saves for the Blues.

Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson sustained a right leg injury during the second period. The team was already missing defenseman Colton Parayko (undisclosed) and forwards Robert Thomas (thumb), Tyler Bozak (upper body), Jaden Schwartz (lower body), Ivan Barbashev (lower body) and Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder) due to injuries.

The Kings outshot the Blues 12-7 in the first period and took a 1-0 lead.

Anze Kopitar had the first good scoring chance for the Kings with 5:29 left in the first. After shoveling the puck toward the goal, he pounced on the long rebound into the slot.

Binnington gloved Kopitar's wrist shot to keep the game scoreless.

Andreas Athanasiou drew a tripping penalty on Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo with a burst up the right wing. The Kings converted the ensuing power play with Vilardi swatting home a rebound during a goalmouth scramble with 2:30 left in the period.

Blues defenseman Justin Faulk nearly tied the game before the break, but he fired the puck off Quick's mask while moving in though the right circle.

Quick made a right pad save on Oskar Sundqvist early in the second period to maintain the 1-0 lead. Quick also made a shoulder save on Mike Hoffman's power-play blast from the right circle, then stopped Mackenzie MacEachern from the slot.

The Kings upped their pressure on the Blues late in the second period, and Brown finally cashed in with 66 seconds left. He came out of the left corner unchecked, crossed the top of the crease and banked a goal off the skate of Blues defenseman Torey Krug.

The Blues tried to stage a furious late rally, but Zach Sanford rang a shot off the left post and Quick made several outstanding saves.

Brown's empty-net goal with 1:03 left iced the game.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Los Angeles   St. Louis
Dustin Brown 2 Points N/A
Dustin Brown 2 Goals N/A
Jeff Carter 1 Assists N/A
Gabriel Vilardi 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick 1.000 Save Percentage Jordan Binnington .933
Jonathan Quick 31 Saves Jordan Binnington 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 31 3 1-2 1-1 2 19
St. Louis 31 0 0-1 1-2 4 28
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Blues have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Kings have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .333 after a loss.