Remember when goalie Jonathan Quick didn't finish the Kings season-opening loss to the San Jose Sharks?
That was so two weeks ago. In fact, not even two weeks ago.
Quick and his surgically repaired wrist have passed every test — big and small — since then. The latest featured a barrage of shots, a 40-save effort by Quick that was the difference in the Kings' 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.
Scoring for the Kings were the kids, linemates Tyler Toffoli and rookie left wing Tanner Pearson. Pearson's team-leading fifth goal of the season turned out to be the game-winner in the third period. The line of Pearson, Jeff...