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Wednesday, October 9th (All times Eastern)

Ottawa Senators (1-0-1) at Los Angeles Kings (1-2-0), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick didn't hide his frustrations following his club's most recent loss and should get a chance to rebound on Wednesday night in a meeting with the Ottawa Senators.

Quick, a former Conn Smythe Trophy winner and Vezina Trophy nominee, had a forgettable night on Monday in Los Angeles' home opener versus the New York Rangers. With his club down just a single goal and on a power play, he misplayed a clear by New York's Ryan McDonagh that resulted in a blooper goal for the Rangers.

McDonagh sent the puck down the length of the ice off the boards. Quick came out to his left to play the puck and dropped his stick in the process. He then attempted to stop the puck with his blocker, but the disc skipped off his equipment and into the net 4:39 into the third frame and the Kings went on to lose 3-1.

Asked his thought process on the play afterward, Quick responded softly, "Play 60 minutes -- you try to stop the puck for your teammates, that's the thought process. Everybody gives up bad goals and it's part of the game."

Further pressed on what happened, Quick appeared to grow frustrated.

"You guys are writing a story on that one goal? The stick fell out of my hand. I tried to stop it with my blocker, it hit my blocker," he said.

Quick ended with 25 saves and Jake Muzzin had the only goal for the Kings, who have lost two straight after opening the season with a victory and were credited with 17 giveaways as a team.

"I think there's some execution issues when players have pucks on their stick and give it to the other team," noted Kings head coach Darryl Sutter after saying he wasn't concerned with the team's effort.

Ottawa had its issues in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday as the club failed to hold a two-goal lead, giving up a score late in the second period before yielding the tying marker with 5:52 to go in regulation.

Toronto then got goals from Mason Raymond and Tyler Bozak in the shootout, while Milan Michalek and Jason Spezza had their tries stopped.

Raymond opened the shootout with a spin-o-rama goal on Craig Anderson, a play that Sens head coach Paul MacLean feels should be illegal.

"I think it's a very unfair play for the goaltender for the guy to come in and blow snow on him," MacLean said. "To me he came to a full stop and the puck went backwards and came forwards, but that's me. I'm only a fisherman from Nova Scotia, so I don't know nothin' about nothin'."

Kyle Turris had a goal and two assists, while Anderson made 38 saves for Ottawa, which had opened its season with a 1-0 victory over Buffalo last Friday. Cory Conacher, Jared Cowen and Jason Spezza all added goals.

The Sens are beginning the season with a six-game road trip and are set to open the western part of the trek. They are slated to visit San Jose, Anaheim and Phoenix following tonight's game.

"We need to get our group in practice," MacLean said of fixing the mistakes from Saturday's loss. "We'll have that opportunity when we go out west and we're going to take advantage of it. The good thing is we took three of four points on the road (so far) and we've been able to score enough to win games. We've got to keep going."

The Kings notched a 4-1 win over the Senators at home when the clubs last met on Jan. 23, 2012, with Quick stopping 27 shots.

Los Angeles has won four of the past five meetings overall and is 5-0-0 with a tie in its last six at home in this series. The Kings have outscored Ottawa 20-8 during that span in L.A.

10/09 10:47:20 ET

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