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Don't look now, but Kings' Jonathan Quick has three straight wins

October 11, 2009 |  1:30 pm

While the Dodgers were demolishing the Cardinals Saturday, in another part of St. Louis the Kings were stifling the Blues. 

The Kings' Jonathan Quick stopped 29 of 30 shots, 14 of those coming in the third period. He may not be among the league leaders yet, but he does have three straight wins and has made some remarkable saves, including the sprawling one seen here against former Ducks star Andy McDonald

Despite what TJ Simers said in a passing reference in his Sunday column, hockey fans in L.A. do care about the Kings winning and, don't look now, but leading the Pacific Division. And Quick is getting sharper and sharper. After allowing six goals in the Kings' opening loss, he has allowed, four, three and now one, respectively, in the three wins.

On Monday (11 a.m. in L.A.) they visit the Islanders. Last season, the Kings played the Islanders once and beat them 4-3 in a shootout at Nassau Coliseum. Perhaps more noteworthy: The Kings haven't lost on Long Island since Oct. 27, 1998.

-- Debbie Goffa