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Jonny Brodzinski's first goal highlights Darcy Kuemper's shutout as Kings snap skid with win over Panthers

Jonny Brodzinski's first goal highlights Darcy Kuemper's shutout as Kings snap skid with win over Panthers

A sea of white jerseys parted long enough for Jonny Brodzinski to help get the Kings back in the black.

Brodzinski won’t have to exaggerate how he scored his first NHL goal to his grandchildren someday. His backhand shot to the upper right corner, against Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer, was the highlight that supported Darcy Kuemper’s first shutout as a King, a 4-0 win at Staples Center that ended a four-game losing streak.

“It’s not how I expected my first one to go in, but I’ll take it,” Brodzinski said. “I’ve imagined it in my mind for quite some time. I just thought it was always going to be a forehand shot.”

Brodzinski made a button hook turn toward the goal...

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