The Kings needed a win. The Ducks probably needed a breather.
Boosted by the return of goalie Jonathan Quick, the Kings erased a one-goal deficit late for a 4-1 win against the Ducks on Saturday at Staples Center.
The Kings pulled to three points out of a playoff spot while the Ducks are stuck in win-loss mode.
Here’s what we learned:
Perhaps the best moment was before the game. The roar of the crowd when Quick led the Kings out for warmups marked a special moment, about five months in the waiting, as fans welcomed back the man who backstopped the team to two Stanley Cups.
“I think the fans we’re more excited...