SUNRISE, Fla. — Ben Scrivens made the most of his first start in goal for the Los Angeles Kings.
Scrivens had 20 saves to record his third career shutout and the Kings beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Sunday.
Jordan Nolan had a goal and an assist. Justin Williams and Daniel Carcillo also scored goals for the Kings, who won their third straight game.
Scrivens, acquired in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs in June 2013, made his first start of the season as regular goalie Jonathan Quick, one of the best in the NHL, was given a rest. Scrivens last shutout was on Feb. 18, a 3-0 victory at Florida as a member of the Maple Leafs.
Two of Scrivens’ three shutouts have come against the Panthers. Jacob Markstrom had 26 saves for Florida, which has lost four of its past five games.
Nolan put the Kings ahead 3-0 at 12:28 of the third with a tip-in off a pass from Jarret Stoll.
The Kings went ahead 2-0 at 14:55 of the second. The Panthers tried to get the puck out of their zone but it was intercepted by the Kings. Williams passed to Anze Kopitar near the goal line to the right of the net, then Kopitar pushed the puck back out to Williams. His wrist shot got past an outstretched Markstrom. Kopitar has five assists in six games.
Carcillo’s goal gave the Kings a 1-0 lead at 8:46 of the second. Mike Richards passed from behind the net to Carcillo in the bottom of the right circle. His slap shot got past Markstrom. Richards has four assists in his last four games.
Coyotes 5, Hurricanes 3
RALEIGH, N.C. — Rob Klinkhammer scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into the third period to help Phoenix get the victory.
Shane Doan, Mikkel Boedker and Lauri Korpikoski had Phoenix’s other goals. Mike Smith made 31 saves for the Coyotes, who closed a five-game road trip by winning the final three.
Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes.
Cam Ward made nine saves after coming on with 10:08 left in the second period to replace starter Anton Khudobin. Khudobin suffered a lower-body injury when he skated out to play the puck.
Ward allowed three of Phoenix’s goals.