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Kings shut out Flames, back in first in Pacific

Carter scores twice, Quick makes 21 saves; Los Angeles vaults Ducks in division

by Curtis Zupke / NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings aren't playing as well as they would like heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they corrected their third-period issues in time to get back to first place Thursday.

Jeff Carter scored two goals and Jonathan Quick made 21 saves when the Kings defeated the Calgary Flames, 3-0, at Staples Center.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: CGY @ LA - 16:00 of 2nd Period

Original call stands, no goal Flames

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Situation Room: CGY @ LAK

Situation Room: Officials uphold call of no goal

3/31/16: Calgary's challenge is unsuccessful as the officials uphold the call that Jonathan Quick was interfered with before the puck went in

  • 03:48 •

At 16:00 of the second period in the Flames/Kings game, Calgary requested a Coach's Challenge to review the "Interference on the Goalkeeper" decision that resulted in a "no goal" call.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed the "no goal" call because the positioning of Calgary's Joe Colborne in the crease prevented Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick from doing his job. This decision was made in accordance with Rule 69.3, which states, "if an attacking player establishes a significant position within the goal crease, so as to obstruct the goalkeeper's vision and impair his ability to defend his goal, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. For this purpose, a player 'establishes a significant position within the crease' when, in the Referee's judgment, his body, or a substantial portion thereof, is within the goal crease for more than an instantaneous period of time."

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Kings have chance to move back into Pacific lead

Los Angeles needs win against Calgary to pass Anaheim for first in division

by Abbey Mastracco / NHL.com Correspondent

FLAMES (32-39-6) at KINGS (45-26-5)

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET; SNW, FS-W, NHL.TV

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings can move back into first place in the Pacific Division with a win Thursday against the Calgary Flames at Staples Center.

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