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What we learned from the Kings' 1-0 shootout victory over the Blues
What we learned from the Kings' 1-0 shootout victory over the Blues

Some additional observations in the aftermath of the Kings’ 1-0 shootout victory over the Blues on Thursday night at Staples Center and the stellar performance by goalie Jonathan Quick, who made 43 saves. Quick’s injury concerns long forgotten The story line: Any lingering issues about Quick’s readiness after his summer wrist surgery vanished when the Kings goalie turned in back-to-back wins in the span of three days. His shutout against the Blues was the 32nd of his career, tying him with Kings icon Rogie Vachon for the franchise mark. "It's a great accomplishment for him,” Kings center Jeff Carter said. “There's going to be many more,...

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