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Shutout, milestone all in night's work for Kings' Quick

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Jonathan Quick knows how to celebrate a milestone.

The Los Angeles Kings' goaltender, playing in his 500th NHL game, made 40 saves in a 4-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Thursday.

Quick became the first goalie in Kings history and seventh United States-born goalie to play in at least 500 games. 
His 46 shutouts are the most by a U.S. goalie (Frank Brimsek and John Vanbiesbrouck are second with 40) in NHL history. Since his first full season in 2008-09, Quick has the most shutouts in the League, one more than Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and two more than Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators.

The win gave the Kings an 8-1-1 record (17 points), matching their best start sijnce entering the NHL in 1967. They were 8-1 with one tie in 1980-81.


White-hot Lightning

Tell us if you've read this somewhere before: Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored points in a game. The Tampa Bay Lightning forwards each extended his season-opening point-scoring streak to 11 games in a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings. They continue to make a case to be the best forward duo in the League this season.


Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson went full extension for an impressive pad save, and boy did it count in a 5-4 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Two birds, one goal

Phil Kessel won a game for the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in overtime against the Winnipeg Jets with his 300th career goal, a nice wrister on a breakaway. It was the second straight game in which Kessel scored in overtime for the Penguins.

Ridin' Birdy

A Pittsburgh Steelers rookie had his bike stolen earlier this week. One of the first things he did when he got it back was go see a Penguins game. Here is his plight.

The Odd Couple

Former roommates on the road, Max Domi and Anthony Duclair of the Arizona Coyotes. stop by the NHL's New York offices to rip each other's bad habits on video.

Cool to the Max

Domi, whose father Tie played 16 NHL seasons, has an autographed picture of Wayne Gretzky hanging on his wall, but he's now seen it signed in real time.

Feel the Burns

San Jose Sharks defenseman/well-known wookie Brent Burns has a new workout and it features Sasquatch. You are going to want to see this.

The Nash-ty boys

A quartet of fans wore some unique outfits to celebrate New York Rangers forward Rick Nash's 1,000th career game at Madison Square Garden.

Garden State of mind

Some New Jersey Devils were guests of the New York Jets at the NFL team's practice facility.

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