Toffoli gets hat trick; Quick, Kings beat Canucks


AP
2:59 a.m. EST December 29, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored three goals, Jonathan Quick got the 40th shutout of his NHL career and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 on Monday night.

The Kings won their second straight and snapped Vancouver’s two-game win streak. The Canucks have yet to win three games in a row this season.

Quick made 27 saves in his second shutout this season and was rarely tested. The Kings outshot the Canucks 38-27, leading 1-0 after one period and 3-0 after two.

Toffoli finished his hat trick on a power play with 7:04 left. Derek Forbort got his first NHL goal and Brayden McNabb also scored. Anze Kopitar had four assists.

Vancouver was shut out for the fourth time in its past 11 games.

Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 33 saves in his third straight start in place of injured No. 1 netminder Ryan Miller, who is sidelined with a lower-body injury.

The game got off to a feisty start. Vancouver defenseman Alex…

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