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Kings 1, Senators 0

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:52 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 1, Senators 0
Los Angeles Kings 1, Ottawa Senators 0

OTTAWA - Michal Handzus scored in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings ruined Cory Clouston's first game as Ottawa's head coach with a 1-0 victory over the Senators on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to record his third shutout of the season and improve to 4-1-0 in his last five starts. It was the first time he had faced the Senators.

Handzus picked up the puck behind the Senators net and jammed it in from the side at 17:21. Wayne Simmonds and Brad Richardson picked up assists on Handzus' ninth goal of the season.

Clouston took over after Craig Hartsburg was fired Sunday night.

Brian Elliott stopped 25 shots for Ottawa, coming very close to his first career shutout.

It was the second 1-0 loss in three games for the Senators, who fell by the same count to the Blue Jackets last Friday in Columbus.

Notes: Kings D Denis Gauthier served the first game of a five-game suspension he received for a hit on Montreal's Josh Georges on Saturday ... The Senators haven't scored against Los Angeles since December 2005. They were shut out 2-0 by the Kings in their only meeting last season and didn't play each other in 2006-07 ... Ottawa returns to action at Scotiabank Place on Thursday, facing the Boston Bruins (7 p.m., TSN, Team 1200). Fewer than 3,000 tickets remain for the game.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
17:21
LAK
Michal Handzus (9) Wrap-around - ASST: Wayne Simmonds (7), Brad Richardson (2)
1 - 0 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
12:09
OTT
Brian Lee  Holding against  Jarret Stoll
15:03
LAK
Brad Richardson  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
06:41
OTT
Antoine Vermette  Hooking against  Brad Richardson
07:57
LAK
Drew Doughty  Tripping against  Jarkko Ruutu
10:41
OTT
Dean McAmmond  Roughing against  Raitis Ivanans
10:41
LAK
Raitis Ivanans  Roughing against  Dean McAmmond
11:29
OTT
Chris Phillips  Interference against  Dustin Brown
18:31
LAK
Michal Handzus  Roughing against  Chris Neil
3rd Period
00:24
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Interference against  Drew Doughty
06:59
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Tripping against  Dany Heatley
14:24
OTT
Antoine Vermette  Hooking against  Drew Doughty
18:43
LAK
Jack Johnson  Interference against  Nick Foligno
goalie stats
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
8-6-0
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 24 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Brian Elliott
SA: 26TOI: 58:43
Saves: 25EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .962SH: 2 - 2