NHL: Backup goalie Scrivens earns shutout for Kings
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Sunrise, Fla. • Ben Scrivens made the most of his first start in goal for the Los Angeles Kings.

Scrivens had 20 saves to record his third career shutout and the Kings beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Sunday.

Jordan Nolan had a goal and an assist. Justin Williams and Daniel Carcillo also scored goals for the Kings, who won their third straight game.

Scrivens, acquired in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs in June, made his first start of the season as regular goalie Jonathan Quick, one of the best in the NHL, was given a rest. Scrivens last shutout was on Feb. 18, a 3-0 victory at Florida as a member of the Maple Leafs.

"You can't give enough credit to the guys in front. They played extremely well, and all I had to do was focus on stopping the puck and seeing it well," Scrivens said.

Two of Scrivens' three shutouts have come against the Panthers.

"I've been fortunate that it's worked out here in Florida. It [stinks] that I'm in the West now, I'm only out here once a year," Scrivens said.

Jacob Markstrom had 26 saves for Florida, which has lost four of its past five games.

Coyotes 5, Hurricanes 3 • In Raleigh, N.C., Rob Klinkhammer scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into the third period to help Phoenix get the victory.

Shane Doan, Mikkel Boedker and Lauri Korpikoski had Phoenix's other goals. Mike Smith made 31 saves for the Coyotes, who closed a five-game road trip by winning the final three.

Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes. Day in

the NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Toronto 6 5 1 0 10 23 15

Boston 4 3 1 0 6 10 5

Montreal 5 3 2 0 6 17 10

Detroit 5 3 2 0 6 13 13

Tampa Bay 5 3 2 0 6 18 14

Ottawa 5 1 2 2 4 11 16

Florida 6 2 4 0 4 13 24

Buffalo 6 0 5 1 1 6 16

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 5 4 1 0 8 20 13

Carolina 6 2 2 2 6 13 18

N.Y. Islanders 5 2 2 1 5 16 13

Columbus 4 2 2 0 4 11 10

New Jersey 6 0 3 3 3 11 21

N.Y. Rangers 5 1 4 0 2 9 25

Washington 5 1 4 0 2 13 20

Philadelphia 6 1 5 0 2 8 17

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Colorado 5 5 0 0 10 18 4

St. Louis 4 4 0 0 8 19 7

Chicago 5 3 1 1 7 15 13

Minnesota 5 2 1 2 6 14 12

Winnipeg 6 3 3 0 6 17 16

Dallas 4 2 2 0 4 9 11

Nashville 5 2 3 0 4 9 15

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

San Jose 5 5 0 0 10 24 7

Anaheim 5 4 1 0 8 18 12

Calgary 5 3 0 2 8 18 17

Phoenix 6 4 2 0 8 17 17

Los Angeles 6 4 2 0 8 16 14

Vancouver 6 3 3 0 6 17 20

Edmonton 5 1 3 1 3 17 25

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Sunday's Games

Phoenix 5, Carolina 3

Los Angeles 3, Florida 0

Winnipeg 3, New Jersey 0

Anaheim 4, Ottawa 1

Monday's Games

Detroit at Boston, 11 a.m.

Edmonton at Washington, 5 p.m.

Minnesota at Buffalo, 5:30 p.m.