Player News - Kings

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Alec Martinez blocked seven shots Monday.

That gives him 187 this season, a new-career high and is second in the NHL, trailing only Kris Russell who has 207. After back-to-back 30-plus point seasons, Martinez has only seven goals and 21 points this season so he has been a bit of a disappointment offensively in 2017-18.
Mar 20 - 8:28 AM

Drew Doughty had three assists Monday for the second time in the last five nights.

Doughty also had a three assist performance Thursday against Detroit and set a new career high in assists with 45. He has 54 points this season and could surpass the 59 he had in his sophomore season with nine games remaining in the schedule. He has had a Norris Trophy caliber season and is obviously a must start.
Mar 20 - 8:22 AM

Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 27 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Minnesota Wild.

The Kings had a 2-0 lead in the second period, but they found themselves down 3-2 with under three minutes remaining in regulation. Los Angeles' Dustin Brown forced overtime with his goal at 19:13 mark of the period and Jeff Carter's second of the game gave the Kings the win. Quick owns a 29-26-2 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season. He has three wins in his last four games.
Mar 20 - 12:03 AM

Jeff Carter scored a pair of goals in Monday's 4-3 OT win over the Minnesota Wild.

Carter's power-play tally in the second period extended Los Angeles' lead to 2-0 at the time. He then scored the game-winning goal late in overtime. The Kings forward finished the game with a plus-2 rating, five shots on goal and one hit in 19:00 of ice time. The 33-year-old has is up to eight goals and five assists in 18 games this season. Tanner Pearson and Dustin Brown also found the back of the net during Monday's victory.
Mar 19 - 11:56 PM

Alex Iaffalo will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

It's the first time Iafallo serves as a healthy scratch since early January. He has nine goals and 25 points in 70 games this season. Paul Ladue, Michael Amadio and Kevin Gravel will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 19 - 7:53 PM

Jonathan Quick is expected to get the call Monday against Minnesota.

Quick was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate. He is coming off a 3-0 loss to New Jersey on Saturday, which dropped his record to 28-26-2 on the year. Quick has posted a 2.42 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 56 appearances.
Mar 19 - 4:51 PM

Christian Folin will return to Minnesota for the first time since he became a UFA on July 1.

Folin signed with the Kings and this will be his first opportunity to play against his former Wild teammates. There is no guarantee that Folin will be in the lineup as he has been a healthy scratch on occasion but it's hard to believe that coach John Stevens will not use him in an ideal situation. Folin has three goals and 10 points in 55 games as he has been a healthy scratch in back-to-back games.
Mar 19 - 8:14 AM

Kings coach John Stevens feels Anze Kopitar deserves Hart Trophy consideration.

"I think his performance has been outstanding," Stevens said. "I think he’s a key guy in every situation you can imagine in a hockey game. He provides leadership for our team. He produces offensively. He’s a premier penalty killer in the league, a faceoff guy, a power guy, a skill guy. I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t be in that conversation." With 29 goals and 80 points in 72 contests, this has been one of Kopitar's top seasons offensively. There's some serious competition though, including Nikita Kucherov, Evgeni Malkin, and Nathan MacKinnon to name a few.
Mar 18 - 10:14 AM

Jonathan Quick allowed three goals 28 shots in a 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Quick came into this afternoon's contest on the back of consecutive wins but didn't look as sharp as the goaltender we saw in Monday's and Thursday's wins. The Kings hold the third spot in the Pacific division but are level on points with the Anaheim Ducks and are four points ahead of the fifth placed Calgary Flames. It's looking like the final couple spots in the Western Conference will come down to the very last couple of days of the regular season. Quick will see his record fall to 28-26-2. He'll enter his next game with a 2.42 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage.
Mar 17 - 6:50 PM

The Los Angeles Kings were shutout on home ice by the New Jersey Devils.

The Kings fired 37 shots on Keith Kinkaid but could get none passed the goaltender who has now shut them out for the second time in his career. The Kings will look to bounce back on Monday against the Minnesota Wild. Jeff Carter finished the game as a minus-2 with three shots on goal.
Mar 17 - 6:43 PM

Christian Folin will be a healthy scratch today against the New Jersey Devils.

Folin will now sit in back-to-back games and with just 10 points in 55 games, he has no fantasy value. He'll join Andy Andreoff, Michael Amadio and Kevin Gravel as scratches.
Mar 17 - 3:40 PM

Jonathan Quick led his teammates out for warmup, indicating he will start.

Quick is coming off back-to-back wins, allowing one goal with a shutout over the Vancouver Canucks. The 32-year-old goaltender has a 28-25-2 record with a 2.41 goals-against-average and .923 save percentage.
Mar 17 - 3:34 PM

Christian Folin will likely sit in the press box yet again Saturday afternoon.

He will be likely be a healthy scratch against the Devils as Paul LaDue played well Thursday, while scoring his third goal of the season. Coach John Stevens seems to be staying with the same lineup that defeated Detroit 4-1 Thursday night.
Mar 17 - 1:11 PM

Jonathan Quick is the Kings' probable starter for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Devils.

Although nothing is official, Quick did leave Friday's practice first which is an indication he will be starting Saturday. Going into Saturday's game Quick boasts some very fine numbers. He has a 2.41 GAA and a .923 save percentage despite a 28-25-2 record.
Mar 17 - 1:05 PM

Tyler Toffoli found the back of the net in the Kings' 4-1 win over Detroit Thursday night.

Toffoli extended his point streak to three games. He's up to 23 goals and 42 points in 71 contests this season. That puts him in a tie for the second most goals he's scored in a single campaign, but he's unlikely to reach his career-high of 31 markers set in 2015-16.
Mar 16 - 4:32 AM

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