DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Frolov had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots and the Los Angeles Kings came roaring out of the Olympic break with a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
The 16-day gap between games didn't slow the momentum of Quick and the Kings, who are 11-1-1 in their last 13 games. Jarret Stoll, Brad Richardson, Ryan Smyth and Anze Kopitar also had goals for Los Angeles.
Quick looked sharp even though he didn't see any action for the U.S. Olympic team as one of Ryan Miller's backups. He allowed only a power-play goal and improved to 11-1 in his last 12 games, setting a Kings record with his 36th win of the season.
Dallas went 3-0-1 in its last four games before the break to move within a point of eighth place in the Western Conference. But the Stars were denied their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Marty Turco had 17 saves in his 500th game for Dallas, becoming the 57th goalie to appear in 500 games — and only the fifth in that group to make all of his NHL appearances with one team.
Turco, who is in the last year of his contract and might not be re-signed by the Stars, was 4-1-1 with a 1.15 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage in his last six games before the Olympic break.
Quick and Turco both had assists, marking the first NHL game that both goalies had an assist since March 23, 2006, when New Jersey's Martin Brodeur and Atlanta's Kari Lehtonen — now with Dallas — did it.
Los Angeles went ahead 1-0 less than six minutes into the game when Frolov skated behind the net and poked a centering pass to Stoll for his 13th goal of the season.
Early in the second period, Frolov scored his 14th goal when he got a rebound and waited a split-second before flipping a backhander past Turco.
The last two Kings goals came on the power play. Kopitar scored with 6.3 seconds left in the game for his 29th goal — two more than he had last season. Drew Doughty had three assists.
The Kings led 4-0 before Mike Ribeiro skated between two defenders and knocked the puck through Quick's legs with 14:41 left.
Ribeiro has four goals in four games since missing 15 games after being struck in the throat by a stick Jan. 6 against the Rangers. Ribeiro spent several days in a New York hospital after undergoing a tracheotomy.
NOTES: The Kings have won all four games against Dallas this season. ... Olympic medal winners from both teams were recognized on the ice before the game, including two members of Canada's gold medal team: Doughty and Stars captain Brenden Morrow. Kings players Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and Quick were on the U.S. team, and Stars forward Jere Lehtinen was a member of Finland's bronze medal team. ... Los Angeles has won eight of its last nine road games. ... Brodeur has played the most games in goal for one team, appearing in his 1,058th for New Jersey on Tuesday night.