LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick made 32 saves in his return to the Los Angeles Kings lineup, and they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 at Staples Center on Saturday.
It was Quick’s first game since he was injured in the first period of a season-opening 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 12. He missed 59 games with a groin injury.
“No issues at all,” he said. “It was more of not playing a game in four and a half months, whatever it was. You just try to make the saves, get a routine going and get a rhythm out there and try to help the team win.”
“It was exciting for everybody. Players, coaches, fans, it was fun to see. He’s an emotional leader in a lot of ways for our hockey club. It’s good to have him back in the room.” — Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the return of Jonathan Quick.
Kings: At the Minnesota Wild on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV)