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Jonathan Quick makes 31 saves, and Los Angeles Kings blank struggling Boston Bruins 2-0

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, stops a shot by Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, center, as Kings' Anze Kopitar, top center, of Slovenia, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, stops a shot by Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, center, as Kings' Anze Kopitar, top center, of Slovenia, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, deflects a puck as Boston Bruins' Carl Soderberg watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, deflects a puck as Boston Bruins' Carl Soderberg watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Tanner Pearson, center, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings' Tanner Pearson, center, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Jonathan Quick made 31 saves in his 34th career shutout, carrying the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Tanner Pearson scored in the first period and Tyler Toffoli added an empty-net goal with 49.6 seconds left for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who earned their NHL-best 11th home victory with a strong defensive effort.

Niklas Svedberg stopped 33 shots, but Boston has scored just six goals while losing four of its last five games.

Although Quick is among the NHL's leaders in save percentage during a standout season, the 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner hadn't blanked an opponent in nearly six weeks. He set the Kings' franchise record for career shutouts with two in October.