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Jeff Carter recorded his fifth career four-point game on Thursday night as the Kings beat the Blues 6-4.

Carter's lone goal tied the game up at four just 20 seconds into the third period. Martin Brodeur simply couldn't get over into to prevent the one-timer from going in. Carter now leads the team in assists with 16 and points with 24 in 33 games this season. He has yet to have a five-point game.
Dec 19 - 3:14 AM

Marian Gaborik started and completed the Kings' big 6-4 comeback win over the Blues on Thursday night.

The Blues were up 3-0 by the 16 minute mark in the first period, but Gaborik slammed home a rebound to make it 3-1 not two minutes later. After assisting on Kopitar's goal, he tied it up at three with just under four minutes left in the second period. That's right, Gabby was part of LA's first three goals. He now has nine goals and 14 points in 21 games this season.
Dec 19 - 3:09 AM

Anze Kopitar set a new career high for most points in a game with five in LA's come-from-behind victory over St. Louis, 6-4.

Three other times Kopitar has recorded at least four points in a game, but on this night, he added a new notch to the belt. Only Dwight King went unassisted by the guiding his hand. Kopitar now sits tied for third with Drew Doughty on the team in scoring with 19 points.
Dec 19 - 3:05 AM

Jonathan Quick let in three early goals to the Blues on Thursday night, but the Kings snatched victory from the jaws of defeat 6-4.

While the David Backes and Dmitrij Jaskin's goals to open the scoring were sick tips, Quick was beaten over the shoulder on stoppable shots by Kevin Shattenkirk and Jori Lehtera. Fortunately for Quick, Martin Brodeur was much worse at the other end. Quick stopped 24-28 in the effort.
Dec 19 - 2:35 AM

Robyn Regehr left Thursday's game against St. Louis in the second period with an upper body injury, he will not expected to return.

It's not clear on which play Regehr was hurt, but hopefully it's not a head injury. The veteran defender played 6:27 with an interference penalty and four hits.
Source: Jon Rosen
Dec 19 - 12:07 AM

Dustin Brown is looking forward to Thursday's rematch against the St. Louis Blues.

The Blues scored four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday. "I think if you're not excited about playing tomorrow, after what happened in St. Louis, then we have bigger issues," Brown said. "For me, I'm excited that we get to play them again. Especially the way they beat us and how the third period transpired last game. Like I said, if you're not excited to play them again, there's bigger issues." Kings coach Darryl Sutter pointed to the team's penalty kill as an area they need to improve upon going into this game. St. Louis capitalized on two of its three power-play opportunities on Tuesday.
Dec 18 - 9:17 AM

Justin Williams had an assist in a 5-2 loss Tuesday night.

Williams is heating up with at least a point in five of his last seven games. He has eight goals and 17 points in 31 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 17 - 8:46 AM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter needs more from goaltender Jonathan Quick.

Quick stopped just 18 of 22 shots in a 5-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday. Los Angeles had a 2-1 lead going into the third period, but Quick allowed three goals on seven shots in the final 20 minutes. "It's not the same team. It's quite a bit different team on the back end," Sutter said. "We've said it all along. We need great goaltending." It's also worth noting that the Kings fired just one shot on goal in the third period, so there's plenty of blame to go around for this collapse.
Dec 17 - 8:44 AM

Marian Gaborik scored a pair of goals for the Kings in a 5-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.

Gaborik opened the scoring with a pair of first period tallies that put Los Angeles ahead, but he and his teammates were unable to get any more pucks behind Jake Allen in the contest. The talented winger has just 11 points in 20 games this season.
Dec 17 - 12:19 AM

Jonathan Quick was beaten four times on 22 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Blues on Tuesday night.

The defeat is the fourth in five games for Quick, who possesses strong peripherals despite a mediocre record. With the loss, his record now stands at 12-8-5 while his GAA is 2.24 and his save percentage is .926. He deserves better luck than he has received this season.
Dec 17 - 12:15 AM

Jonathan Quick is expected to start Tuesday night in St. Louis.

Quick has just six wins in 15 career starts against St. Louis, however he's won four straight since 2012 in which he's allowed just four goals.
Source: Lou Korac
Dec 16 - 7:38 PM

Marian Gaborik felt good in Los Angeles' 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto on Sunday.

Gaborik has been in and out of the lineup this season due to an upper-body injury. That's slowed him down even when he has played, but Gaborik took a step in the right direction by scoring on Sunday. "It's just been unfortunate," Gaborik said of his injury problems. "I've been hurt, then get I back and it takes a little bit of time to get back. Then I get hurt again. Hopefully I will maintain to stay healthy and build on (Sunday). Make sure the starts to the games are there and get my legs under me and use them. That's my biggest thing."
Dec 16 - 10:42 AM

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman has decided that there's enough evidence in the case against Slava Voynov to warrant a trial on the charge of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury.

Voynov had his preliminary hearing on Monday and he will be arraigned on Dec. 29. According to a police officer, Voynov's wife claimed her husband had repeatedly choked, punched, and kicked her. He also allegedly pushed her into a flat screen television. Voynov's wife needed eight stitches to close a wound over her eye and she had bruising on her neck, according to the police. They also found a lot of blood in the bedroom. Lead prosecutor, Frank Dunnick, believes that "there's evidence to suggest prior domestic violence."
Dec 15 - 3:32 PM

Marian Gaborik scored a goal in the Kings' 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto Sunday night.

It was Gaborik's first point since he returned from an upper-body injury. His campaign has been hindered significantly by injuries this season, but Gaborik could have a strong second half if he's able to stay healthy going forward. Unfortunately, Gaborik is never a safe bet to stay healthy.
Dec 15 - 10:53 AM

Dwight King found the back of the net in the Kings' 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto on Sunday.

It was King's first goal since Nov. 6. "It's been awhile," King said. "I just tried to take it to the net, wasn't too much time left in the period. A little fortunate with the bounce off the goalie. But I'll take it." He has three goals and eight points in 30 games this season.
Dec 15 - 10:49 AM


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