Blue Jackets blank Kings

Curtis Sanford made 31 saves to record his 0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

Sanford stopped 14 shots in the third period, during which the Kings had multiple power plays.

Los Angeles opened the third period on a four-minute power play and had a two- man advantage for 37 seconds. The Kings got another chance to net the equalizer, spending the final 1:25 on a power play with Columbus' Grant Clitsome -- the lone goal-scorer -- off for delay of game.

But goals continue to elude the Kings, who suffered their first regulation loss since Darryl Sutter took over as head coach (5-1-3). Los Angeles, which finished 0-for-8 on the power play Saturday, has scored just two goals in its last three games.