Two players for the Los Angeles Kings recorded milestones involving the number 300 on Jan. 5 in the Kings 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers at the Staples Center. Goaltender Jonathan Quick recorded the 300th victory of his National Hockey League career and captain Anze Kopitar recorded his 300th National Hockey League goal.
Quick becomes the fifth American born goaltender to record 300 wins. He joins a list that already includes John Vanbiesbrouck, Mike Richter, Tom Barrasso and Ryan Miller. It was also impressive that Quick recorded his 51st career shutout in his 300th win. In the Kings win over the Oilers, Quick made only 16 saves as the Oilers had a tough time getting past a stingy Kings defense led by Drew Doughty. Quick only had to make three saves in the first period, seven saves in the second period and six saves in the third period.
Kopitar scored his 300th career goal at 9:45 of the third period to put the Kings up 4-0 at the time. Dustin Brown and Ilya Kovalchuk picked up the assists.
Quick is the all-time leader in wins by a Kings goaltender. He has 129 more wins than Rogie Vachon, who is in second place with 171 wins. Kopitar is the fifth King all-time to score 300 goals. He joins a list that includes Luc Robitaille (557), Marcel Dionne (500), Dave Taylor (431), and Bernie Nicholls (327). It should be noted that all of the other four players on that list are retired while Kopitar is the only Kings player still active.
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