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Quick makes 45 saves as Kings blank struggling Canadiens

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MONTREAL (AP) - Jonathan Quick made a season-high 45 saves, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty scored and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Thursday night.

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The shutout was Quick's second of the season, and the second-highest total by a Kings goalie in a shutout; six short of his previous mark (51).

Marian Gaborik added an empty-net goal to help the Kings improve to 20-9-2.

Mike Condon made 17 saves for Montreal and has lost four straight starts.

The Canadiens have lost six of their last seven games and scored just 11 goals over that stretch. They fell to 20-10-3.

Quick was sensational throughout the game. Montreal hit him with 18 shots in the first period en route to a season-high for shots on goal.

Quick stopped Tomas Plekanec with the glove late in the first and denied Torrey Mitchell from point-blank range in the second.

- With files from theScore

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