Quick, Kings shut out Senators, who have nine in NHL COVID-19 protocol

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OTTAWA — Jonathan Quick made 34 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings won their seventh game in a row, 2-0 against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

It was Quick’s 55th NHL shutout, moving him into 23rd place on the all-time list.

Anze Kopitar and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Kings (8-5-1).

The Senators (3-9-1) have nine players in COVID-19 protocol: forwards Austin Watson, Alex Formenton, Dylan Gambrell and Connor Brown, defensemen Nick Holden, Victor Mete, Nikita Zaitsev and Josh Brown, and goaltender Matt Murray.

Filip Gustavsson made 34 saves for Ottawa, which has lost six in a row (0-5-1).

Kopitar’s one-timer deflected off Ottawa defenseman Michael Del Zotto‘s leg on the power play to give the Kings a 1-0 lead at 15:28 of the second period.

Athanasiou tipped an Alexander Edler point shot to make it 2-0 at 16:50 of the third.

Senators defenseman Artem Zub sustained an upper-body injury in the first period during a collision with Kings forward Carl Grundstrom and did not return.

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