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Olympics-bound Quick shines as Kings stop Sharks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Olympics-bound Jonathan Quick made a season-high 45 saves as the Los Angeles Kings turned back the NHL-leaders San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday.

Quick, who has been selected to represent the U.S. in Vancouver next month, stood tall against San Jose's dangerous offense to lift the Kings (25-15-3) to their third straight win.

Los Angeles built a 6-0 advantage behind six different scorers -- Michal Handzus, Oscar Moller, Anze Kopitar, Ryan Smyth, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Parse -- and that proved more than enough to snap the Sharks' eight-game winning streak.

Tied with the Chicago Blackhawks with a league-leading 61 points, the Sharks (27-9-7) dominated the puck and out-shot the Kings 47-20 but could not capitalize on their possession.

Douglas Murray and Patrick Marleau scored in the third to break up a shutout for Quick.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)