Lars Eller

Kings school Canadiens after a refresher course

Kings school Canadiens after a refresher course

Refreshed by a two-day break at a mountain resort, the Kings on Thursday regained a spring in their step and a strong sense of purpose.

They were determined to prevent an overtime loss at Buffalo and a regulation loss at Ottawa from becoming a long slump, a mission clear in almost every facet of their 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

Goaltender Jonathan Quick was credited with 45 saves in his first shutout of Montreal and 39th of his career, though he insisted "the shot guys are pretty generous here." His teammates, who took only 20 shots, supported him with goals by Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar late in the second period and an empty-net...