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

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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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