Player News - Kings

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Drew Doughty says that there is no panic in the Kings' locker room.

If the playoffs started today, the defending champions would be on the outside looking in but that doesn't concern Doughty. "We're not ready to panic," Doughty said. "We have the sense of urgency, no doubt about it. And yet we're ready to start winning games to get back in that playoff race. We're not panicking. We're ready for this challenge and we're going to overcome it." The Kings are three points behind Calgary (with one game in-hand) for the final playoff spot in the West.
Feb 1 - 12:23 PM

Jordan Nolan was the only Kings player to find the scoresheet in their 3-1 loss to Boston on Saturday night.

The Kings end January with just three wins. While it’s nice for Nolan that he scored his second goal of the season, the Kings need more from the majority of their roster or else they will be golfing come playoff time. Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin recorded the helpers.
Jan 31 - 9:58 PM

Jonathan Quick blocked 30 shots in the Kings’ 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.

The final goal came in with the net empty. This was Quick’s best performance of the month, which tells you all you need to know about how it was defined. Quick posted just a .878 save percentage in January. He comes with a lot of name recognition, but he’s actually more of a number-two guy in fantasy leagues. Quick has a 2.47 goals-against average and .912 save percentage this season.
Jan 31 - 9:57 PM

Jamie McBain and Andy Andreoff are expected to sit out Saturday's tilt against the Boston Bruins.

Two goals and seven points through 16 games is pretty good for a defenseman, but when you're 27 years old and you've been on the roster most of the season, it's hard to recommend McBain as a source of points from the blue line. Andreoff has appeared in just 11 games himself this season, with no value to show for it.
Jan 31 - 5:58 PM

Jonathan Quick will face the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

The Kings come into the match trailing Calgary by a point for the second Wild Card slot, and San Jose for second in the Pacific by three points, with a a game in hand on both. Quick meanwhile comes in 17-12-10 with 96 goals against in 40 games this season. That's not inspiring, and over the last two months, Quick's gone 7-7-6 with 53 goals against in 21 games.
Jan 31 - 5:39 PM

The Los Angeles Kings AHL franchise will be in Ontario, California next season.

The Kings have been in Manchester, N.H. but wanted to move their AHL team closer to home for ease of moving players up and down. They will be known as the Ontario Reign. Manchester will get an ECHL franchise next season, replacing the one in Ontario this season.
Jan 31 - 8:20 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis will be in Manchester, NH on Friday night, which has led to plenty of speculation that he's scouting Mike Richards.

While Nonis could certainly be looking at anyone on the Monarchs and/or Portland Pirates, indications seem clear that he's interested in possibly acquiring the 29-year-old, two-time Cup Champion. He'll ding the cap at $5.75 million through the end of the decade.
Jan 30 - 7:35 PM

Marian Gaborik skated on the third line during Thursday's practice.

We wouldn't be overly concerned as Gaborik shouldn't stay separated from Anze Kopitar for long. Still, this hurts Gaborik's fantasy value in the short term. Kyle Clifford took Gaborik's spot on the top unit.
Jan 30 - 10:54 AM

Kyle Clifford was bumped up to the Kings' top line during Thursday's practice.

Marian Gaborik was moved to the third line as a result. It's hard to see Gaborik being kept off the top-six for long, so Clifford's position is likely temporary. Still, it makes Clifford a player worth keeping an eye on when Los Angeles faces Boston on Saturday.
Jan 30 - 10:52 AM

Tyler Toffoli notched a goal and an assist in his return to the lineup from mononucleosis on Wednesday.

Chicago netminder felt he was interfered with by Jeff Carter on Toffoli's 13th marker of the season, but goal wasn't disallowed and the Kings tied the game at 3-3 before Jake Muzzin scored winner shortly afterward. Toffoli had been out of action since Jan. 8.
Jan 29 - 11:53 AM

Anze Kopitar had two assists in a 4-3 win against Chicago on Wednesday.

Kopitar has five points in his last four contests. That's brought him up to 11 goals and 39 points in 45 contests in 2014-15. With Los Angeles fighting for a playoff spot, it wouldn't be shocking if he picked up the pace a touch so that he finishes the season with around a point-per-game.
Jan 29 - 9:28 AM

Jake Muzzin scored a goal in a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Muzzin has six goals and 17 assists in 42 contests in 2014-15. That puts him just one point shy of his previous career high of 24. Los Angeles still has 34 games remaining in its schedule.
Jan 29 - 9:26 AM

Jonathan Quick stopped 26-of-29 shots to help the Kings beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday.

It was just his second win in 2015 but was an impressive one as the Kings came from behind to beat rival Chicago. He hasn't been great this month but still holds a solid 17-10 record with a 2.48 GAA and .911 save percentage. Hopefully this galvanizing win jump starts his game as LA goes into the stretch drive and you try to win your fantasy pools.
Jan 29 - 1:57 AM

Jeff Carter scored twice and added an assist to lead to the LA Kings to a 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday.

Carter sniped two shots past Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford for his 13th and 14th goals of the campaign. He now has three goals in two games after going six straight without finding the back of the net. Carter has 36 points in 48 games this season. Jake Muzzin and Tyler Toffoli were credited with the other two goals while Anze Kopitar picked up two helpers.
Jan 29 - 1:44 AM

Jamie McBain and Andy Andreoff will both be healthy scratches Wednesday against Chicago.

McBain has recorded two goals and five assists in 16 games for the Kings this season from the blue line, while Andreoff has yet to get on the score sheet in 11 games this year. Neither player carry any fantasy value.
Jan 28 - 9:05 PM

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