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That was Quick: Kings up 3-0 on top-seeded Canucks

Jonathan Quick stopped 41 shots to record his second career postseason shutout and help the Los Angeles Kings gain a stranglehold over the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory.

Dustin Brown netted the game's lone goal for the Kings, who took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Canucks in the series.

Los Angeles will have a chance to close out the series on Wednesday.

Cory Schneider made his second career start in the playoffs in place of the benched Roberto Luongo and stopped 19-of-20 shots.

Vancouver is on the verge of becoming the sixth Presidents' Trophy winner to be eliminated in the first round, joining the 1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks, 1999-2000 St. Louis Blues, 2005-06 Detroit Red Wings, 2008-09 San Jose Sharks and 2009-10 Washington Capitals.