|Date of game: 3/16/2015
Recap: Los Angeles vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Andreoff's first career goal backed a shutout from Jonathan Quick as the Los Angeles Kings downed the punchless Arizona Coyotes 1-0 on Monday.
Quick made 25 saves for his sixth shutout of the season, and the whitewash helped LA pull even with the Flames for third place in the Pacific Division.
"We worked hard and had good focus. It was tough scoring. We played a team that is tough checking," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.
The Coyotes have scored three goals during a five-game skid. They have lost 14 of 15 overall and wasted a 34-save effort from Mike Smith on Monday.
"We knew what was on the line for them. We were trying to play spoiler and it didn't work out tonight," said Smith.
Andreoff broke a scoreless tie late in the second period.
Jordan Nolan's cross-ice pass got underneath a sliding defenseman, and the rookie Andreoff, instead of firing the puck into an open corner, slid it under Smith's pads with 1:05 remaining.
Quick made six saves in the first period, 10 in the second and nine the third.Game Notes
Six of Quick's 37 career shutouts have come against the Coyotes ... Arizona
has dropped seven straight on the road ... Coyotes forward Shane Doan took
sole possession of 38th on the NHL's all-time games played list (1,383) and
sits one behind Larry Robinson ... Arizona went 0-for-2 on the power play ...
The Kings did not score on their three power-play chances.