Posted January 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Curtis Sanford made 31 saves for his sixth career shutout, defenseman Grant Clitsome ended a 22-game goal drought, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 Saturday. Sanford started back-to-back games for the first time since a 12-game stretch from Nov. 17 through Dec. 10 when coach Scott Arniel benched Steve Mason. The shutout was Sanford's first since Dec. 28, 2008 against Ottawa while playing for the Vancouver Canucks. The Kings' Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots, two nights after beating Phoenix 1-0. Los Angeles, which has scored a league-low 90 goals, was held to fewer than three in regulation for the 19th time in 21 games and shut out for the fifth time this season. Despite averaging 34.6 shots on net in their last 16 contests, they have averaged only 1.6 goals during that stretch and are 3 for 61 on the power play. The loss was their first in regulation since Darryl Sutter replaced Terry Murray as coach (5-1-3). The Blue Jackets came in at the bo...
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