Game report: Sharks 5, Kings 3

Key play: Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals only 1 minute, 32 seconds apart in the third period to rally the San Jose Sharks a 5-3 victory Tuesday over the Kings at Staples Center. Pavelski’s goals were his team-leading 17th and 18th of the season.

Pivotal performer: Right wing Tyler Toffoli scored his team-leading 13th and 14th goals, one in each of the first two periods, to help the Kings build a 3-2 lead over the Sharks going into the third. Toffoli’s first goal came only 1:40 into the game.

Quote, unquote: “They shoot the puck, they get to the net and they have guys who get sticks on pucks and it’s obviously tough on goalies to make saves when it’s going off two different guys and it’s going into the net,” Toffoli said of the Sharks’ power play, which clicked twice in four chances Tuesday.

Between the pipes: Jonathan Quick returned to the Kings’ net after Jhonas Enroth started in their 5-0 loss Saturday to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Martin Jones, Quick’s former backup with the Kings, started for the Sharks and made his 28th appearance of the season.

Injury update: Kings left wing Dwight King skated with his teammates during their morning skate and he stayed on the ice long after they departed. King has resumed skating with the Kings this week after suffering a broken foot in an exhibition game that’s sidelined him for all 33 games. It’s uncertain when King might be sound enough to return to the lineup.