DUCKS (10-9-3) at KINGS (12-8-3)
10:30 p.m. ET; KCOP-13, FS-W, NHL.TV
Goaltender Jonathan Quick will try to end a personal six-game losing streak, tied for his longest in the NHL, when the Los Angeles Kings host the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on Saturday.
The Kings are 1-6-1 in their past eight games after a 3-2 overtime loss at the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Backup goaltender Darcy Kuemper started each game Los Angeles earned a point, shutting out the Florida Panthers 4-0 on Nov. 18.
Quick had stretches where he went 0-4-2 in 2011-12 and 0-3-3 in 2014-15, but had never dropped six straight in regulation before a 2-1 loss against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.
Goaltender John Gibson is expected to start for the Ducks, who have lost two straight games following a three-game winning streak.
Players to watch
Ducks forward Corey Perry has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in his past eight games after having five points (one goal, four assists) in his previous 14 games.
Kings forward Trevor Lewis has three goals in his past four games after scoring three goals in his previous 18 games.
They said it
"It's two hockey clubs that are going to have to be desperate for a win, and we're just going to have to make sure we're ready." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle
"I got a few text messages from some guys there. Couldn't believe I was on the other side now." -- Kings forward Torrey Mitchell, who played four seasons with the San Jose Sharks
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Derek Grant -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Chris Wagner -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Kevin Roy
Mike Liambas -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Logan Shaw
Cam Fowler -- Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour
Scratched: Kevin Bieksa, Korbinian Holzer
Injured: Ryan Kesler (hip surgery), Patrick Eaves (illness), Ryan Getzlaf (face), Jared Boll (lower body), Ondrej Kase (upper body)
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Tyler Toffoli
Tanner Pearson -- Adrian Kempe -- Dustin Brown
Andy Andreoff -- Nick Shore -- Trevor Lewis
Marian Gaborik -- Jussi Jokinen -- Jonny Brodzinski
Jake Muzzin -- Drew Doughty
Derek Forbort -- Christian Folin
Oscar Fantenberg -- Alec Martinez
Scratched: Kurtis MacDermid, Nic Dowd
Injured: Jeff Carter (lower body), Kyle Clifford (upper body)
Mitchell will not play against the Ducks; he is still waiting to receive a work visa. The Kings acquired Mitchell in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens for a conditional draft pick on Thursday. … Kings forward Brooks Laich cleared waivers and was assigned to Ontario of the American Hockey League on Saturday.
Five of the Kings' past six losses have been by decided by one goal. They have a 4-5-3 record in one-goal games; the Ducks are 5-1-3 in one-goal games. … Rakell has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games. … Kopitar has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in his past 14 games.