Not so Fasth.

The Kings became the first team to smudge the previously unblemished record of Ducks goalie, newcomer Viktor Fasth, who had recorded eight victories in his first eight NHL starts.

It may have been only the 17th game of this lockout-shortened season for both teams, but the Kings' 5-2 victory against the Ducks on Monday night at Staples Center had all the trappings of a playoff contest.

It was the Kings' fourth straight victory; they have won six of their last seven. The Ducks lost for the first time in seven games.

The Kings, sparked by center Anze Kopitar's three assists, had third-period goals by defensemen Slava Voynov and Jake Muzzin, on the power play, and a late empty-netter by Jeff Carter, who has a team-leading 10 goals.

"We're on a steady climb to where we want to be," Kings left wing Dustin Penner said. "It started in Detroit and that steady climb continues."