Player News - Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings have killed off their last 17 chances shorthanded.

Los Angeles started the season off slowly allowing three goals in their first eight chances but have moved up to fifth overall in the NHL with their recent streak. Robyn Regehr was second in ice time while shorthanded to Drew Doughty on Thursday as the Kings stymied the Sabres on three opportunities.
Oct 25 - 8:12 AM

Anze Kopitar has joined Drew Doughty on the point during the first power play.

Kopitar will set up on the half board as the Kings, like most teams now, play a 1-3-1 power play with the half boards being used as the set up spot instead of the point. It worked on Thursday as he potted a power play goal.
Oct 25 - 8:06 AM

With his 29-save performance on Thursday, Jonathan Quick is now the Kings' all-time leader in shutouts.

Quick earned the 33rd shutout of his career, putting him ahead of Rogie Vachon. Given that Quick is still just 28-years-old and signed through 2022-23, it seems fair to say that Quick will put quite a bit of distance between himself and Vachon before his tenure with the Kings is over.
Oct 24 - 10:44 AM

Anze Kopitar scored a power-play goal in the Kings' 2-0 victory over Buffalo Thursday night.

Kopitar has gotten off to a slow start with just two goals and an assist in seven games. We're not worried about him though and are still looking for 70-80 points out of the veteran forward.
Oct 24 - 10:41 AM

Tyler Toffoli had an assist in the Kings' 2-0 victory on Thursday.

Just another solid game from That 70s Line. Toffoli has certainly benefited from being a member of it as he's gone from recording 29 points in 62 games last season to eight points in seven contests in 2014-15.
Oct 24 - 10:39 AM

Jonathan Quick turned aside all 29 shots he faced in Los Angeles' 2-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

Quick is on fire right now. He’s given up one goal or less in four consecutive starts (including two shutouts). The Kings grabbed the lead less than one minute into the game, but Quick allowed the Kings to keep the lead on several occasions. There aren’t even a handful of goaltenders better than Jonathan Quick right now. He just may be the best goaltender in the NHL, and with the Kings playing well in front of him, he will continue to be a fantasy monster going forward.
Oct 24 - 1:26 AM

Jeff Carter scored a goal and added an assist in Los Angeles’ 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

On paper it looked like this game might be a blowout, but the Sabres kept it close. Carter opened the scoring on the power play just 36 seconds into the game. Carter now has four goals and four assists in seven games this season. The 29-year-old picked up his assist on Anze Kopitar’s goal in the third period. Carter has been off the charts so far this season, and there’s no reason to think he can’t continue to produce solid offensive numbers.
Oct 24 - 1:20 AM

Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off the ice Thursday morning, so he's likely to get the nod against Buffalo.

There was some speculation that Martin Jones might play against the lowly Sabres, but it looks like Quick will be in the Kings' crease.
Oct 23 - 1:37 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) is cleared to return.

Muzzin missed the Kings' first six games. He's likely to play alongside Drew Doughty. Muzzin had five goals, 24 points, and 58 penalty minutes in 76 games in 2013-14.
Oct 22 - 1:21 PM

Slava Voynov's lawyer, Craig Renetzky, is saying that his client did not attack the hospitalized woman in the alleged domestic violence case.

Voynov has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested by police. He has since been released on bail and has a court date scheduled for Dec. 1. "There was no intentional attack," Renetzky said. "That's just not what we have here. I think it's more of a misunderstanding. I don't think the police completely understood what she was trying to say. She repeatedly asked for (Voynov) to come in and help interpret, and those requests were denied." This case is expected to be presented to the district attorney this week. From there, the district attorney will decided whether or not to charge Voynov.
Oct 22 - 12:47 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are standing behind the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely.

The NHL acted after Voynov was arrested following an alleged incident of domestic violence that sent an adult woman to the hospital. While the Kings believe the NHL is acting correctly, they do have questions about what this means for their franchise. More specifically, they aren't sure how this will be handled from a salary cap and roster space perspective. The Kings have looked through the CBA and don't feel it addressed their questions, but they will speak to the league Wednesday.
Oct 21 - 3:28 PM

Slava Voynov, who was arrested after an alleged incident of domestic violence and is out on bail, has a court date scheduled for Dec. 1.

The NHL has suspended Voynov indefinitely. Voynov was arrested after the police responded to a call about an adult woman that was at Little Company of Mary hospital. Voynov was also at the hospital and was taken into custody after the police spoke to the victim.
Oct 21 - 9:09 AM

Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL.

Voynov was arrested this morning on charges of domestic violence. The NHL is conducting an investigation into the matter. This comes after the intense scrutiny the NFL faced for its handling of its recent domestic violence incidents, including the initial two-game suspension of Ray Rice, which was seen by many as light under the circumstances.
Oct 20 - 10:39 AM

Tanner Pearson scored a goal in the Kings' 2-1 win against Minnesota on Sunday.

Pearson now has five goals and seven points in six games. Combined with his linemates Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter, the trio has accounted for 11 of the Kings' 15 goals so far this season. That trend can't persist, but that doesn't diminish the fact that Pearson's line has displayed great chemistry and should continue to be effective together.
Oct 20 - 8:33 AM

Mike Richards accumulated 19 penalty minutes in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Minnesota.

Richards took exception to Christian Folin's hard hit on Anze Kopitar, so Richards went out of his way to fight with Folin. Richards ended up with two for instigating, five for fighting, and a 10-minute misconduct. After he returned, he picked up another two minutes for high sticking. Richards used to get around a penalty minute per game, but he only had 28 penalty minutes in all of the 2013-14 campaign. Perhaps last season's numbers will prove to be the exception rather than the rule as far as time in the sin bin goes.
Oct 20 - 8:28 AM

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