Brown, Quick lead scrappy Kings past Canucks 1-0

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“It was one of our best games of the year,” Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said. “If you look at the way we were battling, getting in on the forecheck and everything we need to do to win games, we were right there. … We didn’t really care about (penalties) today. We went out there and did everything we could to stand up for each other and for our teammates, and we killed off those penalties anyway.”

The Kings had a man advantage for 8:13 in the first period after Tom Sestito was ejected for attempting to instigate a fight with Nolan, who didn’t even drop his stick.

Los Angeles finally broke through when Vancouver’s defense ended up out of position to stop the Kings‘ top three offensive players on a 3-on-1, with Brown batting home a rebound of Anze Kopitar’s shot for his 10th goal.

NOTES: Los Angeles begins a five-game trip in St. Louis on Thursday, returning to Southern California for back-to-back games against Anaheim. The Kings don’t play at Staples Center again until Jan. 30 while the Grammys take over the building, but they will have a “home” game at Dodger Stadium against the Ducks on Jan. 25. … Luongo was scratched, and Joacim Eriksson backed up Lack.

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