By Annie Ross

Flyers top dog rook Nolan Patrick was quiet the other night against the Kings.

The highly regarded rookie  had one shot in 14:20 of ice time, which included nearly five minutes on the power play.

But he and linemates Wayne Simmonds and Jordan Weal saw a lot of ice time against Carter’s line, and Patrick lost six of eight faceoffs.

“I thought our top guys were really good tonight,” coach John Stevens said of shutting down Patrick’s line. “I thought our defense played really solid.”

It was only the second NHL game, in as many nights, for Patrick, the second pick in June’s draft.