History meant nothing to the
As his team ended a five-game losing streak to the Arizona
And with six shutouts in 26 career games, Jones is one of just four in
"We did a good job of eliminating the top, grade-A scoring chances and I was able to see a lot of pucks I expect myself to stop," Jones said. "I try not to look at shutouts — more the process than anything else."
The Kings (14-7-5) were locked in on the process that propelled them to last season's
Jones hasn't allowed a goal in 146 minutes 1 second.
Meanwhile, Kings forward
When Brown assisted
"Last year or the year before really has no bearing on anything," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said when asked about his team's previous Coyotes problem.
"If you're only looking at records or numbers or buildings or how you've done against an opponent, you might never win again. It's not based on that. There's so much more to a game than head-to-head stuff."
The Kings spent the second period rubbing the Coyotes' noses in the difference between where Arizona (10-14-3) stands and how a defending Stanley Cup champion can play.
Arizona started the period down only one goal, and tried to beat Jones on a shot through traffic, a wraparound try and a power play.
It didn't happen.
Brown followed by sailing to the Arizona side and rifling a shot high to Smith's right side for a 2-0 lead.
"We've been struggling on the road this year [now 3-4-4], it was about trying to find consistency in our game, regardless of who we're playing," Brown said. "Now, we have two back-to-back shutout road victories. That's something to build on."
The Kings spent extended time on the Coyotes' side for the next six minutes after Brown's second goal too.
The Coyotes lost their sixth straight home game for the first time since
Martinez, who scored the final goal on another deep power-play blast a day after signing a six-year, $24-million contract extension, also blocked four shots.