Notes and quotes from the Kings’ 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center on Monday:
• The last time the Kings shut out the Sharks at home was March 23, 2002 (3-0).
• Jonathan Quick earned his 18th career shutout and fourth this season. He ranks second in Kings history in shutouts behind Rogie Vachon, who had 32.
• Quick played in his 200th career game Monday, all with the Kings. He’s the sixth goaltender in Kings history to play in 200 games.
• Mike Richards has goals in eight of the last 10 games (9-1--10) and has 18 points in the last 21 games (10-8--18). The Kings are 11-2-2 when Richards records a point.
• Simon Gagne has seven points in the last 10 games (3-4--7)
• Ethan Moreau scored for the first time since Oct. 9, 2010, at San Jose.
• The Kings are 5-2-1 in their last eight games
• The Kings are 6-1-2 vs. the Pacific Division
• The Kings have killed 18 straight penalties, dating back to Nov. 19 vs. Detroit
• The Kings are 9-1-1 when allowing two or fewer goals in a game
• The Kings are 9-2-3 when scoring first
• Scott Parse is expected to travel to Nashville soon to have his hip evaluated by a specialist. At that time, a decision is expected to be made whether to have surgery on his hip. A surgical procedure could sideline Parse for approximately four months.
The Kings are scheduled to practice Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo and then visit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Kings Coach Terry Murray
On the game: “We had a good feel here tonight, there was good energy and emotion in the game and it got exciting at the end…. There was a real good response to the game against Chicago the other night, we needed to come out fast, we needed to come out with energy and set the tone, and I thought we did. There was a good carryover into the second period. I thought Quick did a tremendous job. That should have been a nice extra boost of energy to start the third period."