Yet another shutout in a Kings-Blue Jackets game… This time it goes Columbus’ way, as the Blue Jackets got stellar defense and ultra-steady goalie play from Mason in the victory. Kris Russell’s goal late in the second period, after a breakdown in front of the Kings’ net, was the only goal until Rick Nash’s empty-netter with 1:15 to play.
The Kings had only 22 shots on goal, to the Blue Jackets’ 25, so goalie Jonathan Quick once again put up solid numbers with 23 saves.
Drew Doughty led the Kings with 26 minutes, 2 seconds, of ice time.
Postgame quotes/notes to follow fairly shortly…