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|Hat Trick Leads Kings Past Blackhawks
|LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Brown scored three goals in an early 15-minute stretch and matched his career high with four points in an impressive response to trade rumors, and Jonathan Quick earned his NHL-leading seventh shutout in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
After two first-period, power-play goals, Brown completed his natural hat trick with a short-handed goal less than five minutes into the second. The Los Angeles captain's third career hat trick and Quick's 19 saves overshadowed Jeff Carter's solid debut with the Kings, who snapped a four-game skid with their third victory in 11 games.
Corey Crawford allowed four goals on 10 shots before leaving for the Blackhawks, whose power-play slump grew to 0 for 39 after six scoreless chances in their 13th consecutive game without a man-advantage score.
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