Jonathan Quick blanks Blues for Kings' 5th straight win

Jonathan Quick earned his 54th career shutout — and 릴게임 his second in three games — as the visiting Los Angeles Kings defeated the St.

Louis Blues 3-0 Monday night.

Quick made 31 saves as the Kings won their fifth consecutive game.

Dustin Brown scored twice for the Kings, 릴게임 giving him seven goals in his last eight games. Gabriel Vilardi also scored.

Jordan Binnington made 28 saves for 릴게임 the Blues.

Blues Carl Gunnarsson suffered a right leg injury during the second period.

The team was already missing defenseman Colton Parayko (undisclosed) and forwards Robert Thomas (thumb), Tyler Bozak (upper body), Jaden Schwartz (lower body), Ivan Barbashev (lower body) and Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder) to injuries.

The Kings outshot the Blues 12-7 in the first period and took a 1-0 lead.

Anze Kopitar had the first good scoring chance for the Kings with 5:29 left in the first.

After shoveling the puck toward the goal, he pounced on the long rebound into the slot.

Binnington gloved Kopitar’s wrist shot to keep the game scoreless.

Andreas Athanasiou drew a tripping penalty on Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo with a burst up the right wing.

The Kings converted the ensuing power play with Vilardi swatting home a rebound during a goal-mouth scramble with 2:30 left in the period.

Blues defenseman Justin Faulk nearly tied the game before the break, but he fired the puck off Quick’s mask while moving in though the right circle.

Quick made a right pad save on Oskar Sundqvist early in the second period to maintain the 1-0 lead.

Quick also made a shoulder save on Mike Hoffman’s power-play blast from the right circle, then stopped Mackenzie MacEachern from the slot.

The Kings upped their pressure on the Blues late in the second period and Brown finally cashed in with 66 seconds left.

He came out of the left corner unchecked, crossed the top of the crease and 릴게임 banked a goal off the skate of Blues defenseman Torey Krug.

The Blues tried to stage a furious late rally, but Zach Sanford rang a shot off the left post and Quick made several outstanding saves.

Brown’s empty-net goal with 1:03 left iced the game.

–Field Level Media


Britain extends airport slot waiver into summer to help airlines

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Britain said it would extend a waiver on airport slot rules for the summer holiday season meaning airlines don’t have to fly to keep their takeoff and landing windows, helping carriers hamstrung by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rules governing takeoff and landing rights at once-busy airports have been suspended since last year, freeing airlines from the obligation to use 80% of their take-off and landing spots or else cede them, 릴게임손오공 so-called «use it or lose it» rules.

The Department for Transport said in a statement on Friday that the move «provided flexibility to airlines to support them during this difficult time» and reflected the current low demand for air travel.

COVID-19 restrictions in Britain currently ban holidays and many airlines are struggling financially after close to a year with minimal revenues.

While longer-established airlines such as British Airways and 릴게임알라딘 Virgin Atlantic with a big airport presence will welcome the extension, low cost players like Ryanair and Wizz Air are impatient to see a return to normal rules.

Both have said that the suspension stops them from adding new flights and creating competition.

Airport Coordination Limited (ACL), an independent slot co-ordination company, said in an earlier statement that alleviation would be granted in the UK for the Northern Summer 2021, subject to slots being returned three weeks or more in advance of the planned operation.

It added that newly allocated slots are excluded from the alleviation.

Britain’s move to extend the waiver could see it diverge from an EU proposal made in December to restore some slot competition this year.

It is the UK’s first decision on airport slot rules since it left the European Union’s orbit on Dec. 31.

The move also means that airlines do not need to fly «ghost flights». Before the waiver was introduced, some carriers ran empty flights to avoid losing slots, 바다이야기 sparking outrage among environmentalists and the wider public.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; Editing by Alistair Smout, 바다이야기 Kirsten Donovan)