Quick makes 31 saves, Kings shut out Blues for fifth straight win


ST. LOUISJonathan Quick made 31 saves for his 54th NHL shutout to help the Los Angeles Kings win their fifth straight, 3-0 against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Monday.

Dustin Brown scored twice in his 1,200th NHL game for the Kings (8-6-3), who have outscored their opponents 20-6 during their streak.

Jordan Binnington made 28 saves for the Blues (10-7-2), who are 1-4-1 in their past six home games after being shut out for the third time this season.

The teams will play here again on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

Gabriel Vilardi gave the Kings a 1-0 lead in the first period with a power-play goal off a loose puck at 17:30.

Brown’s unassisted goal off a Zach Sanford turnover at 18:54 of the second made it 2-0 when he curled around Brayden Schenn and tucked a shot inside the right post.

Brown scored an empty-net goal at 18:57 of the third for the 3-0 final.

Quick’s shutout was his second this season.

The Blues, already without five injured skaters, lost defenseman Carl Gunnarsson with 9:20 remaining in the second period to a lower-body injury. He was helped off the ice favoring his right knee/leg.

Kings defenseman Sean Walker returned to the lineup after missing eight games with an upper-body injury.

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