NHL

Jonathan Quick returns to spark Kings to 4-1 win over Ducks

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick guards his net during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick guards his net during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, makes a save against Anaheim Ducks' Andrew Cogliano during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, makes a save against Anaheim Ducks' Andrew Cogliano during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks' Nate Thompson, left, fights with Los Angeles Kings' Brayden McNabb during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Anaheim Ducks' Nate Thompson, left, fights with Los Angeles Kings' Brayden McNabb during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Jonathan Quick made 32 saves in his return from a groin injury, and Tyler Toffoli scored two of Los Angeles' four third-period goals in a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Quick missed 59 games after injuring the groin in the first period of the season opener Oct. 12 against San Jose, and his return was complimented by a timely end to Los Angeles' recent offensive power outage.

Dustin Brown added his 10th goal of the season, and Jeff Carter scored an empty-net goal, securing a much-needed two points in the Kings' chase for a wild card in the Western Conference after losing four of their previous five games.

Andrew Cogliano scored, and Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves for Anaheim. They head into the bye week alternating wins and losses over their last nine games.