LOS ANGELES — At the start of October, the Los Angeles Kings looked lost, confused and ineffective.
They came out of the gate 0-3, giving up 12 goals to only two scored, and goaltender Jonathan Quick looked like a shell of the Conn Smythe winner he was just a few years ago.
Slowly but surely, though, the Kings have started to find their way. A 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night gave them their fourth consecutive victory, bringing the team to 4-3 for the season. Center Tyler Toffoli has scored in all four of those games, becoming the offensive spark the Kings desperately needed. His six tallies on the season account for nearly half the team’s 13 total, but Toffoli is keeping collective success firmly at the forefront.
“Scoring goals is obviously fun,” Toffoli said after Friday’s game. “But we know as a group we want to win games. (Anze Kopitar) scored a huge goal for us in the third (period), and I think that really killed (the Hurricanes’) momentum. They had a really good second period there at the end, and we held (off) their…