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Hockey

Kings Blow Away Canadiens
Posted by Rudy Martinez on Dec 11, 2013 - 2:02:28 PM

MONTREAL—A complete lack of game play from the Montreal Canadiens helped Los Angeles coast to victory. In a game most thought to be a battle for the Kings and goaltender Martin Jones, turned into a massacre leading to a 6-0 win and second shutout for the rookie netminder.

 

The game began with Montreal grabbing the momentum for a brief time until something in the mood of the Habs changed where their way of playing hockey vanished. Jordan Nolan was the first to add his name to the score sheet with a shot from Anze Kopitar that rebounded near the net to give Nolan a lifted shot for his fourth of the season. Kopitar gained credit for his action with 13 seconds left in the period on a shot from the faceoff circle adding his ninth. The Kings gave the Habs three chances on the man advantage, but even with 17 shots to the net, the opportunity continued to slip away from them.

 
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LA continued early in the second with Alec Martinez scoring his first from up front near Montreal goaltender Carey Price. Video evidence showed that Price was halted by Kyle Clifford in the crease that officials didn’t catch on to. The damage had been done and would only get worse for the Habs as Tyler Toffoli scored for the second game in a row on a shot in traffic recording his eighth of the season.

 

Price had seen enough to forget and was pulled with five minutes left in the second period leaving Peter Budaj left to fend for himself in so many words. His team didn’t give him much help as Montreal set the Kings on their second power play where Jake Muzzin scored his second of the season. It began with a cross pass taking the Montreal defense out of the equation adding insult to injury in the eyes of fans at Centre Bell. It was the first power play in 35 chances that Los Angeles connected on. Justin Williams was the last to score for the Kings as he sat around the stick side of Budaj waiting for a pass to come that went off perfectly on a backhander to make it the largest goals allowed for Montreal this season.

 

With their massive lead and not a chance for the Canadiens to overcome such a feat, the Kings eased on the shots giving Montreal a chance to figure something out. They took 11 shots in the third, but none found their way behind Jones leaving the notion that Centre Bell, which most teams consider to be most difficult to play in, was a cakewalk for the Kings. Aside from Los Angeles scoring with six different players, a team effort was part of their success with Clifford, Jarret Stoll and Mike Richards each gaining a pair of assists.

 

Toffoli, Kopitar each finished with a goal and assist, but the big winner continued to be their rookie in net. Jones finished the night making 31 saves in just his third start for the team. Jones joins a short list of goaltenders to start the season with two shutouts in their opening games.



 

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