Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

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

Jonathan Quick, considered by many who follow the NHL to be the top goalie in the league, allowed five goals on only 28 shots before being yanked after two periods in the Kings' 6-3 loss to San Jose Thursday in Game 1 of their playoff round.

That was more goals in two periods than Quick gave up to the Sharks in three games of their playoff matchup last season. "I don’t think we played very well in front of him," teammate Alec Martinez said in defense of Quick. "I think those goals were a byproduct of the team in front of him not playing well. It wasn’t on Quickie. But obviously, he’s one of the best goaltenders in the world and we have all the confidence in the world in him. He’ll play really well Sunday."
Source: nhl.com
Apr 19 - 10:25 AM

Jeff Carter had an assist in a 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 of the first round.

Carter is on a five-game playoff point streak that dates back to 2013. He scored 27 goals and recorded 23 assists in 72 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 18 - 9:54 AM

Jake Muzzin netted a goal in the Kings' 6-3 defeat to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

It was Muzzin's first career playoff goal in 18 games. He had five goals and 24 points in 76 contests this season.
Apr 18 - 9:52 AM

Trevor Lewis scored a goal in the Kings' 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Lewis inked a two-year, $3.05 million contract extension just before the playoffs started. He had six goals and 11 points in 73 regular season games.
Apr 18 - 9:51 AM

The Los Angeles Kings were uncharacteristically sloppy in Thursday's 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 of the first round.

"Sloppy play, turnovers, bad (line) changes, odd-man rushes," Kings captain Dustin Brown said. "We gave up more odd-man rushes in the first period than we've had in the last ..." A reporter at that point offered month as the answer and Brown agreed. The Kings got to the playoffs by being one of the best defensive teams in the league and they aren't likely to win high-scoring games against a team like San Jose.
Apr 18 - 9:46 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    NFL Draft: Bortles at No. 1?

    NFL Draft: Bortles at No. 1?
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Panthers

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Panthers
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Saints

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Saints
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Falcons

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Falcons
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Bucs

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Bucs
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Colts

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Colts
  •  
    Draft: Overrated/Underrated

    Draft: Overrated/Underrated
  •  
    NFL Draft - Top Need: Titans

    NFL Draft - Top Need: Titans