Posted February 25, 2012 on AP on Fox

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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. Defenseman Willie Mitchell had a goal and an assist in his first game since getting a two-year, $7 million contract extension from the Kings. 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. The Kings ...
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