In case the crowd’s roar during the pregame introductions wasn’t a clear enough welcome-back message for Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick after a 59-game absence, Ducks winger Corey Perry was happy to provide him another welcome later in Saturday’s game. Perry’s version was of the rude variety, taking the form of a swift, nasty slash to Quick’s leg during a goalmouth scramble during the third period.
“Didn’t take long,” Quick said, with a half-smile.
Nor did it take long for Quick, the backbone of the Kings’ Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014, to get into top form after returning from the groin injury he had sustained on opening night.
Quick’s contributions to the...