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LOS Brian Robison Jersey ANGELES, Calif. - Not only were the Los Angeles Kings short-handed on the ice because of undisciplined penalties, they also were short-handed on the bench because of injuries to a couple of key players.Jonathan Quick's stellar goaltending helped the Kings overcome all of it.Quick made 41 saves, and Los Angeles got goals from Dustin Brown and defenceman Jack Johnson to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Thursday night.But defenceman Willie Mitchell sustained an undisclosed lower body injury on his first shift and didn't return. Then centre Mike Richards, who had nine goals in his previous 10 games, sat out the third period because of an undisclosed upper body injury."We haven't Sam Bradford Jersey got a full report yet," coach Terry Murray said. "The doctors and trainers are busy evaluating them, and they'll probably let me know a little bit more before I get away tonight. We'll have a better idea tomorrow."Los Angeles killed all six Florida power plays, including a double minor to Richards that carried over into the third period. The Kings have killed 24 straight penalties."It's great for Quickie, but we've got to give him more help," Brown said. "A lot of their chances came on the power play. They moved it around a lot, but we found a way to kill it off with some big blocks and some big saves.""We didn't have our best game, and it wasn't pretty by any means," the Kings captain added. "Losing guys like Mitchell and Richards during the game is Marcus Sherels Jersey not easy. It's not easy when you're short-handed, but we found a way to win."Sean Bergenheim scored for Florida, and Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots. The Panthers are 0-7 against the Kings since Nov. 27, 2002, when they beat them 5-2 in Los Angeles."We had great chances all night," Panthers forward Stephen Wei s said. "It was one of our better efforts, but they just weren't going in for us. Their goalie played well and made Andrew Sendejo Jersey some big saves, and we didn't have the answer for them."

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