Key play: Dwight King played give-and-go with Marian Gaborik and then scored a first-period goal that propelled the Kings to a 2-1 victory Saturday over the Philadelphia Flyers at Staples Center. King’s goal was his second in his third game since returning to the lineup from a broken foot.
Pivotal performer: Jonathan Quick made 29 saves, stopping all but Brayden Schenn’s power-play goal in the third period. He continues to seek the 41st shutout of his NHL career, which would move him past John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek for the most by an American-born goaltender.
Gone streaking: The Kings’ victory was their fifth in a row, all with Quick in goal. Quick has a 1.40 goals-against average, a .954 save percentage and one shutout during the streak. Quick is expected to start Monday against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver.
Quote, unquote: “It feels good winning,” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. “When we come to the rink on a winning streak, everything is just so much more fun and we want to continue feeling that way. We don’t want to come to the rink unhappy, so I figure why not just keep winning?”
Milestone moment: Defenseman Jake Muzzin’s assist on Doughty’s power-play goal in the second period was his 100th point in his 246th game in the NHL. It also was his 18th point of 2015-16. He has four goals and 14 assists with a plus-7 defensive rating in 38 games.
Injury update: Kings center Jeff Carter sat out for the fourth consecutive game because of an upper-body injury suffered during the first period of a 4-3 overtime victory Dec. 26 over the Arizona Coyotes. Carter has been skating, but isn’t sound enough to play.