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Dwight King picked up a goal for the Kings in their 4-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

King was the only one who was able to beat Devan Dubnyk, scoring 3:20 into the second period on a wrist shot. He has 11 goals and 23 points this season. Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli recorded the helpers.
Mar 28 - 10:56 PM

Jonathan Quick lasted one period in the Kings’ 4-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday night.

Quick gave up two goals on nine shots. He had actually been rolling with a 3-1-0 record during a spurt in which he gave up a total of seven goals. Quick has a 2.28 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. Martin Jones stopped nine of 10 shots he faced in relief.
Mar 28 - 10:55 PM

Goalie Jonathan Quick will be between the Los Angeles Kings' pipes when they visit the Wild in Minnesota Saturday night.

Quick might not be a bad choice for one-night fantasy play. He's on a miniature hot streak with three consecutive wins and has been terrific. He's 33-19-12 overall this season with a 2.26 goals-against average but he also is 9-4-3 with a 2.39 goals-against average in 16 starts against Minnesota. This is the time of year when Quick usually shines.
Source: nhl.com
Mar 28 - 5:42 PM

Andrej Sekera has been a big boon to the Kings since his trade from the Hurricanes at the deadline.

The Kings were in desperate need of a defenseman with the suspension of Slava Voynov earlier in the season and the overplaying of Drew Doughty and Sekera has filled the bill. "He's been good," center Anze Kopitar said of the blueliner. "He's obviously been very big. He's been able to take some minutes off Dewey [Drew Doughty] too, which always comes in handy. He's been making plays the last two games, which is huge for us." The good news for Kings fans is that Doughty has averaged just over 24 minutes in his last two games after playing over 29 minutes all season on average.
Mar 28 - 9:14 AM

Tyler Toffoli netted a shorthanded goal in the Kings' 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday.

It was Toffoli's fifth shorthanded marker of the 2014-15 campaign. Despite not having a shorthanded assist this season, he's leading the league in both shorthanded goals and shorthanded points. Overall he has 22 goals and 43 points in 68 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 27 - 11:09 AM

Jonathan Quick made 25 stops on 27 shots to help the Kings secure a 3-2 win in enemy territory against the New York Islanders.

Quick's third straight win was another stroke of greatness from the netminder. He improved his record to 33-19-12 this year with a .917 save percentage and 2.26 goals against average. L.A. leapfrogged Calgary into third place in the Pacific Division.
Mar 27 - 1:04 AM

Anze Kopitar scored the game-winner late in the third period to help the Kings earn a big road win against the Islanders on Thursday night.

Kopitar also had four shots and two hits to help L.A. earn a crucial two points. The veteran star now has 60 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 27 - 12:58 AM

Brayden McNabb, Andy Andreoff and Jamie McBain will all be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.

McNabb is having a decent season offensively. The 24-year-old has one goal and 23 points in 65 games this season. Andreoff, 23, has just one goal in 17 games while McBain has nine points in 26 games. Jarret Stoll will miss the game due to injury.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 26 - 7:22 PM

Alec Martinez seems fairly happy with how he's done so far in his return from a concussion.

After missing roughly a month-and-a-half, Martinez returned on Monday and played again Tuesday night. "I think sometimes the second game is actually harder than the first just because you have a lot of energy and you're really excited to be back," Martinez said. "You kind of feed off that adrenaline of not having played in a while, but it was good. I felt a little bit better than I thought I would in terms of my legs and my lungs and all of that. But I think there were a few reads here and there that I could've made better or quicker. There is room for improvement, but all-in-all I felt pretty good." Martinez was logging over 20 minutes per game prior to the injury, but he has averaged just 15:43 minutes of ice time per contest in his two games since returning. That should tick upwards, although he might not fully regain his old role due to the presence of trade acquisition Andrej Sekera.
Mar 26 - 9:33 AM

Tanner Pearson (left fibula) participated in Wednesday's optional skate.

Pearson thinks he's getting pretty close to returning. However, he probably won't return before the end of the Kings' road trip, which means he'll miss at least three more games. He has 12 goals and 16 points in 42 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 25 - 6:44 PM

Jarret Stoll (upper body) has been on the ice for two straight days.

The nature of Stoll's injury hasn't been revealed, but when talking about it the Kings referenced Alec Martinez's recovery from a concussion. Without any official word coming out of the organization, you can draw conclusions based on that if you so choose. Either way, Stoll is making progress, but there's no timetable for his return.
Mar 25 - 4:38 PM

Justin Williams had an assist in a 4-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Williams has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. He has 18 goals and 38 points in 72 contests in 2014-15. Despite those lackluster numbers, Williams should have a strong finish to the season as the Kings battle for a playoffs spot.
Mar 25 - 11:03 AM

Kyle Clifford had an assist in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

It was Clifford's first point since March 10. He's not a major contributor offensively at the NHL level. In fact, he only has 62 points in 347 career games.
Mar 25 - 11:02 AM

Marian Gaborik potted his 23rd goal of the year in Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Rangers.

It was only Gaborik's third regular season game against his former Rangers club, a team in which he scored 229 points in 255 games with. He now owns a goal and the assist he picked up while with Columbus. For the season, Gaborik now has 42 points in 60 games.
Mar 25 - 12:00 AM

Anze Kopitar collected two assists in the Kings' 4-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night.

Kopitar was a force to be reckoned with from start to finish, winning over half his draws and directly leading to two Kings' goals with deft passes on primary assists. He continues to lead the team in assists (44) and points (59) this season.
Mar 24 - 11:56 PM


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