Player News - Kings

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Jonathan Quick let in four goals on 40 shots in Los Angeles' 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose Wednesday night, falling behind 3-0 in the series.

Quick has now allowed 16 goals in three games against the Sharks in this postseason. The Sharks scored some lucky goals and Quick was very unfortunate in Game 3. Quick now has a 5.78 goals-against average and .852 save percentage. Quick and the Kings have to do better in Game 4 if they want to continue their season.
Apr 23 - 3:56 AM

Marian Gaborik scored a goal in Los Angeles' 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose Wednesday night at Staples Center.

It was Gaborik's first playoff goal with the Kings and it was a highlight-reel goal. He collected the puck near his own blue line and led a 3-on-2 charge toward the other end of the ice. Gaborik blew by Scott Hannan and cut across the crease before flicking a backhand shot past Antti Niemi. Jeff Carter and Jarret Stoll also scored for the Kings, while defenseman Drew Doughty added two helpers in the loss.
Apr 23 - 3:49 AM

The last time Jonathan Quick allowed 12 goals in back-to-back playoff games was in 2011, during a first round series against the very same San Jose Sharks.

Quick responded to those awful performances in Games 3 & 4 by making 51 saves in a 3-1 Game 5 victory three years ago. The star goalie will hope for a similar rebound Tuesday night when the Kings try to fight their way back into the series at home.
Apr 22 - 9:36 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted Colin Fraser.

Fraser successfully cleared waivers in February and was sent to the minors. He had three goals and six points in 10 AHL games. He also had two assists and 30 penalty minutes in 33 contests with Los Angeles in 2013-14.
Apr 22 - 1:17 PM

Linden Vey has been sent to the minors by the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings might follow that up by summoning Colin Fraser, but that move hasn't been announced yet. Vey had five assists in 18 games with the Kings in 2013-14.
Apr 22 - 10:01 AM

Mike Richards picked up a double minor on Sunday for spearing the Sharks Logan Couture with less than six minutes left in the third period.

The game was long over by then as the Kings trailed 7-2. The NHL could look at the incident but it will likely involve a fine rather than a suspension as that is what Milan Lucic of the Bruins received. It was Richards 100th playoff game of his career.
Apr 21 - 7:29 AM

Matt Greene was a minus-four on Sunday.

The Kings decided to put Greene in the lineup on Sunday as they went with seven defensemen and only 11 forwards but the move may have backfired as Greene did not have a good game. Stay tuned as it is likely he will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday as the Kings should go back to the traditional 12 forwards and six defensemen.
Apr 21 - 7:25 AM

Jordan Nolan was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

He was joined in the press box by Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson. Just an FYI in case you took any of the three late in your playoff pool and was wondering why they were not in the lineup. Nolan played in Game 1 and was in the press box as coach Darryl Sutter went with seven defensemen in the lineup.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 21 - 7:21 AM

Jeff Carter had an assist on Sunday and extended his playoff point streak to six games.

Carter potted a point in the Kings last four games last season and has continued the streak through the first two games of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. He has a goal and seven points during the streak but he needs to start finding the back of the net as the Kings trail 2-0 in the series against the Sharks.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 21 - 7:19 AM

Trevor Lewis scored in his second straight game for the Kings on Sunday.

That's the good news. The bad news is that Lewis is the only Los Angeles forward to get the puck past Antti Niemi as the other three goals have been scored by defensemen. Lewis had only six goals and 11 points in 73 regular season games so this offensive outburst has come out of nowhere.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 21 - 7:16 AM

Slava Voynov had his five game playoff point streak end on Sunday.

The streak started last season and continued through Game 1 on Thursday when the defenseman scored in the third period. He had two goals and six points during the streak. Game 3 will take place in Los Angeles on Tuesday with the Kings trailing two games to none.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 21 - 7:13 AM

Incredibly, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has allowed 12 goals in two games against the San Jose Sharks in this postseason.

Recognized by many as the premier goalie in the NHL, Quick gave up seven goals in the Kings' 7-3 loss to the Sharks in San Jose Sunday night, though the rout certainly wasn't all his fault. The Sharks were able to fire 40 shots on Quick. On Thursday, in Game 1 of this first-round series, Quick allowed five goals on 28 shots before being pulled after two periods in what turned out to be a 6-3 loss in San Jose. The Kings are now down 2-0 in this best-of-seven series. And Quick -- brace yourself -- has a goals-against average in the postseason of .720. His save percentage is .824. The roof caved in, er, quickly on the Kings Sunday. They were ahead 2-0 after the first period before surrendering three goals in the second and four goals in the third.
Apr 21 - 1:02 AM

Jake Muzzin gave the Los Angeles Kings a 1-0 lead in the first period of their playoff game Sunday night before they crumbled and were trounced 7-2 by the Sharks in San Jose.

The loss put the Kings at a 2-0 disadvantage in their opening-round, best-of-seven series with the Sharks. Trevor Lewis had the other Los Angeles goal, also in the first period. The Sharks then proceeded to wipe out the Kings' 2-0 lead by scoring seven consecutive goals in the second and third periods.
Apr 21 - 12:56 AM

The Los Angeles Kings turned over the puck too much in Game 1 versus San Jose and it resulted in a lot of odd-man rushes.

The Kings practiced Saturday and worked on their transition game. "Just don't get spread out too much," Anze Kopitar said of the adjustments necessary to minimize turnovers. "The support has got to be there coming up the ice. If we don't do that, obviously we get spread out too much. The long plays are harder to make than the 10-foot passes. I think in Game 1, our line got spread out a little too much. We got caught swinging away instead of just supporting. So we've been working on that the last couple days a little bit and we have to carry that into the game tomorrow." Game 2 is on Sunday.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 20 - 8:13 AM

Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube has been playing well for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.

Berube was promoted to the top job in Manchester when Martin Jones was recalled by the Kings when Ben Scrivens was dealt away to Edmonton. "As soon as Jonesie was out of the picture, you could just see his confidence coming leaps and bounds," coach Mark Morris said. "I think he's really relished that opportunity. When you know that, you have to be feeling the pressure that you're basically holding the team on your back and that's a big pressure for a young guy his age." Berube was 28-17-2 this season in Manchester with a 2.37 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 20 - 8:08 AM


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