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Jonathan Quick makes 31 saves as Kings defeat Blackhawks 5-2 @NHLdotcom

LOS ANGELES - Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll scored less than two minutes apart in the first period, Patrick O'Sullivan added a short-handed goal and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Thursday night for their third straight victory.

Alexander Frolov scored his team-high 21st goal for the Kings, Kyle Quincey had two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 15 of his 31 saves in the second period when Los Angeles took a 3-0 lead. Quick earned his first NHL point with an assist on O'Sullivan's fourth career short-handed goal at 5:26 of the second period.

Brown connected on a power play, extending his goal streak to four games, then scored into an empty net during a power play with 19 seconds left.

Blackhawks defenceman Brian Campbell set up third-period goals by Dave Bolland and Patrick Sharp, and Cristobal Huet made 21 saves in his second loss against his former team this season.

Chicago's Ben Eager was sent off for slashing Drew Doughty at 12:40 of the first, and James Wisniewski went off for delay of game 69 seconds later. The Kings opened the scoring 7 seconds after the first penalty expired when Brown scored his 18th goal.

Stoll made it 2-0, getting a pass from behind the net by Kyle Calder and one-timing in a shot for his 11th goal this season and ninth in 16 games against the Blackhawks. O'Sullivan also scored his 11th.

Bolland got the Blackhawks on the board with 12:29 remaining, beating Quick with a slap shot from the top of the right circle during a delayed penalty call. Frolov restored the Kings' three-goal margin 37 seconds later. Sharp scored Chicago's second goal on a one-timer from the right point.

Notes: The Kings, who returned home from a 2-0-1 trip, go back on the road for the next five games. ... The Blackhawks, who beat Anaheim 3-2 on Wednesday, have played the Kings and Ducks in back-to-back road games on 22 occasions and have swept only twice - in February 1996 and March 1994. ... The Kings have the youngest team in the league by average age (25 years, 318 days). The Blackhawks are the second-youngest (26 years, 43 days). ... Chicago's penalty-killing unit has allowed nine goals in 22 short-handed situations after going 7-for-7 against Buffalo on Jan. 14. ... Quincey, who set up Brown's goal, has 18 points on the power play - including 16 assists. ... Chicago RW Kris Versteeg missed his second straight game because of an injured pinkie on his right hand. ... Kings RW Brad Richardson was activated from the injured list and played for the first time since Dec. 2. He missed 22 games because of a foot injury.

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