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Jonathan Quick will likely play between the pipes on Monday.

Quick was the first goaltender off the ice, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. This is his second straight game after returning on Saturday from a groin injury.
Feb 27 - 1:37 PM

GM Dean Lombardi says the trade for Ben Bishop was not an insurance policy but the opportunity to have two number one goalies.

Lombardi can say that but if Jonathan Quick is healthy, he should get most of the starts. The Kings will not want to overload Quick since he missed 59 games with a groin injury but make no mistake, he is number one while he remains healthy. "I think it’s not that complicated. Obviously we have Jon coming back," Lombardi said. "However, I think there’s a number of concerns. Number one, you’re never sure how well a guy who’s been out this long – is he going to have his ‘A-Game,’ so to speak, or not? These types of injuries which are fairly serious, the history of comebacks can go either way. That’s the first thing. On the other hand, we all know that Jon’s a tremendous athlete. He’s one of the top goaltenders in the game, and most importantly he’s one of the game’s top competitors. So you certainly don’t worry about Jon that once he passes the mental part that ‘I’m capable of doing athletically what I have in the past’ that he’s going to be able to give his all."
Feb 27 - 9:15 AM

Ben Bishop has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings.

He has been shipped to Los Angeles along with a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft in exchange for goaltender Peter Budaj, prospect defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round selection in 2017 and a conditional pick in 2017. Bishop is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent in July. He will provide the Kings with some insurance if Quick's groin acts up again.
Source: TSN.ca
Feb 26 - 7:17 PM

The flu bug appears to have bitten Ben Bishop, as he was absent from Sunday's practice with the team.

It's unclear if the veteran netminder will start Monday's match versus the Senators, but if he doesn't this is why. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Feb 26 - 12:46 PM

If the Lightning decide to move Ben Bishop by the NHL trade deadline, there will be plenty of interested teams.

The Flames, Jets, Flyers and Islanders all have different level of goaltending needs. Bishop has been hot of late, increasing his value to the Bolts and to potential suitors. It will be interesting to see if the Lightning moves its talented UFA goalie before the deadline.
Feb 26 - 11:06 AM

Jeff Carter had the Gordie Howe hat trick Saturday.

Carter had a goal, an assist and a fight. It was a rare fight for the veteran as it was only his third of his career, a span of 12 seasons. Carter had 30 goals and 55 points and should be active in every lineup this season.
Feb 26 - 8:54 AM

Darryl Sutter picked up his 216th win as coach of the Los Angeles Kings to move into first place all-time among Kings coaches.

He passed Andy Murray to move into first place. Congratulations to Darryl on the accomplishment.
Feb 26 - 8:50 AM

Jordan Nolan suffered a leg injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

There has been nothing but bad luck this month for Nolan who suffered a lower body injury February 2 and returned for the first time on Saturday, only to get hurt again. He took a leg-on-leg hit from the Ducks' Korbinian Holzer. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 26 - 8:48 AM

Anze Kopitar is still seraching for his first goal of February.

Though he did pick up a pair of helpers during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks. He has five assists this month, with six goals and 35 points this year.
Feb 25 - 8:07 PM

Dustin Brown picked up his 10th goal of the season during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.

The veteran winger is now up to 28 points in 59 games this season. He has five points this month.
Feb 25 - 8:06 PM

Tanner Pearson picked up a trio of helpers in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks, setting a new career high in points in the effort.

The talented winger now has a goal and five points over his last five games. He also has 19 goals and 37 points in 51 games thus far. Already with a career high in goals, he needs three more to match the high in assists as well.
Feb 25 - 7:58 PM

Tyler Toffoli scored twice in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.

The goals give him 12 on the year, and three over his last three games as well. For the season the talented winger has 24 points in 42 games.
Feb 25 - 7:55 PM

Jeff Carter reached the 30-goal plateau for the first time as a member of the Kings on Saturday, as the Kings topped the Ducks 4-1.

He picked up both a goal and an assist to give him 55 points over 61 games. Carter hasn't scored this many goals since 2010-11 when he scored 36 for Philadelphia.
Feb 25 - 7:54 PM

Drew Doughty is closing in on his fourth career 30+-assist season.

He picked up his 26th helper of the campaign during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks, giving him 34 points in 61 games thus far.
Feb 25 - 7:52 PM

Jonathan Quick was victorious in his long-awaited return to the net in Saturday's 4-1 thumping of the Ducks.

Quick stopped 32 of 33 shots, including all 10 on special teams. Beaten only by a late first period goal, Quick was excellent in his first game since the season opener. He's now 1-0 while stopping 48 of 50 combined shots over four periods of play this season.
Feb 25 - 7:49 PM


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