The LA Kings earned a 4-0 win on Sunday, tying their series with the Edmonton Oilers at two games apiece. Game story (here).

The series now shifts back to Edmonton on Tuesday.

Here are my three takeaways from Sunday’s win:

(Side note: Dustin Brown is guaranteed to play at least one more home game)

1. Players responded to McLellan’s frustration

After the LA Kings’ 8-2 drubbing in Game 3, Todd McLellan answered just one question, making it quite clear that he wasn’t in the mood nor pleased to discuss his team’s performance.

“We can do this really quick tonight, I can summarize it all up for you, and we can all go home. We weren’t any good. We’re really disappointed. We got trapped playing their game. You can ask me about individuals, they weren’t any good,” he said.

The Kings came out with a much better effort in Game 4, tallying two goals and outshooting the Oilers 20-10 in the opening period. More importantly, they didn’t have to kill off any penalties until the middle frame.

2. Carl Grundstrom’s impact was felt

Coming into Sunday evening, McLellan noted that Viktor Arvidsson was for sure out of the lineup, and Carl Grundstrom would be a game-time decision. The Swedish forward was deemed good to go, and his impact was felt throughout this game.

He won an important puck battle along the half-wall, springing the puck loose to Phillip Danault, who fed Trevor Moore for the game’s first goal.

Grundstrom also added two goals, both coming in the third period. His first was reviewed and upheld, and his second was an empty-netter from his own blue line.

“I think we played harder today,” he said after the game. “We didn’t give them anything. They have some really skilled players, and we didn’t give them an inch.”

3. Vintage Jonathan Quick

After giving the Kings a stellar effort in Game 1, Jonathan Quick had two forgettable starts in Games 2 and 3, with a .859 save percentage and a 5.27 goals-against average in the series.

With Cal Petersen taking over for Quick in Game 3, there was some speculation whether the Notre Dame alum would get the nod in a pivotal Game 4.

The Kings showed a lot of confidence in Quick, giving him the start, and he threw it back to 2012.

Quick stopped all 31 shots he faced, including a bare-handed save on Kailer Yamamoto in the second period. The 36-year-old earned his 10th career playoff shutout, an achievement that truly cannot be quantified.

“There were some questions that I answered about goaltender decision and it wasn’t a hard one for us. That’s not a comment to demean Cal Petersen, because he’s a hell of a goaltender, but if there was ever a night we needed somebody that’s been there and done it, it was tonight,” Todd McLellan said.

The LA Kings and Oilers will resume their series for Game 5 from Edmonton on Tuesday.