SAN JOSE — From a game-opening backhand he gloved while sprawling to the game-ending threat he denied with his left leg pad, goalie Jonathan Quick gave the Kings the best response possible to their recent slump.
A shutout. In San Jose.
Anze Kopitar's late second-period goal stood up Monday as the Kings delivered a signature 1-0 victory over the division-rival Sharks at SAP Center to snap their five-game losing streak and end a scoreless drought at 154 minutes 43seconds.
The Kings (30-18-6) hadn't won a regular-season game in San Jose since Dec.27, 2010.
"We needed one like this to...