Player News - Kings

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Justin Williams found the back of the net in a 4-0 win against Minnesota on Wednesday.

Williams got off to a slow start this season, but he's recorded at least a point in each of his last six contests. He now has five goals and 11 points in 22 games in 2014-15.
Nov 27 - 9:07 AM

Mike Richards scored a goal in the Kings' 4-0 victory on Wednesday.

Richards has recorded a point in three of his last four games. Despite that, he hasn't been impressive offensively this season as he only has four goals and 10 points in 23 contests.
Nov 27 - 9:05 AM

Martin Jones stopped all 28 shots he faced in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Minnesota.

Jones is one of the better backups in the NHL, but he can't be relied upon because of the small number of starts he receives. The 24-year-old has a record of 2-2-1 this season with a 1.68 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage. If starter Jonathan Quick ever goes down to injury, Jones should be picked up immediately in your fantasy league.
Nov 26 - 11:45 PM

Dustin Brown scored a goal and an assist in Los Angeles' 4-0 win over Minnesota.

The Kings scored all four of their goals in the first period of the game. The goal was the 200th of Brown's NHL career. The 30-year-old is still an important player for the Kings, but his offensive production has dropped significantly. He has four goals and seven points in 23 games this season, but he does has five points in his last five games.
Nov 26 - 11:39 PM

Martin Jones will get his sixth start of the season against Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Calm down, there is no injury to Jonathan Quick. Jones has held his own, allowing just 11 goals through his first five starts.
Source: Jon Rosen
Nov 26 - 7:56 PM

Mike Richards is projected to play between Jeff Carter and Marian Gaborik again on Wednesday.

Anze Kopitar is slated to be flanked by Carter's old linemates, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson. Richards has three goals and nine points in 22 games this campaign.
Nov 26 - 6:24 PM

Drew Doughty set a new season-high by logging 33:40 minutes Tuesday night.

That's after Doughty expressed a desire to reduce his shift length from an average going into Tuesday's contest of 53 seconds to 50. His average shift length on Tuesday was a little over a, not what he was looking for. He ranks second in the league with an average of 29:10 minutes per game this season.
Nov 26 - 9:13 AM

Jonathan Quick is expected to start on Wednesday against Minnesota.

Martin Jones played on Tuesday and turned aside 30 of 33 shots. Quick has a 2.22 GAA and .932 save percentage in 18 games in 2014-15.
Nov 26 - 9:09 AM

Kings winger Marian Gaborik recorded a goal and an assist, but they were not enough to prevent a 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators on Tuesday night.

The veteran forward missed some tine due to injury, but even if we account for the missed games eight points in 14 contests is below our expectations for him. Drew Doughy and Jamie McBain also found the back of the net for the Kings in the defeat.
Nov 25 - 11:36 PM

Kings goaltender Martin Jones dropped the ball in a rare starting opportunity against Nashville, losing a 4-3 contest that was decided in a shootout.

The backup to starter Jonathan Quick has been just fine when called upon this season, but he hasn't been given all that much to work with. His 1-2-1 record seems unfair when compared against his 2.06 GAA and .922 save percentage.
Nov 25 - 11:33 PM

It's no secret that the Kings are in need of a top-four defenseman, and it looks like Jordan Nolan might be the man used to acquire him.

Something about that doesn't quite square up, as Nolan, still just 25 years old, has only 20 points (none this year) in his 147 game career. Oh, and he has 132 PIMs to his credit as well (just four this year, though). Even the new cheap contract he signed over the summer can't make up for that. Either way, it sounds like the Kings are willing to use a surplus to fill in a need.
Nov 25 - 7:59 PM

Jordan Nolan and Andy Andreoff will be healthy scratches Tuesday night against the Predators.

This will be Nolan's fourth straight seating as a healthy scratch, whereas Andreoff has yet to suit up in November.
Nov 25 - 7:51 PM

Alec Martinez (finger) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Martinez won't play on Tuesday and there's still no timetable for his return. "It's getting better every day," he said. "These things have just got to heal." He has two goals and seven points in 17 games this season.
Nov 25 - 2:45 PM

Martin Jones will probably play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Jones was the first goaltender off the ice Tuesday morning, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has a 1.83 GAA and .928 save percentage in four contests this season.
Nov 25 - 1:16 PM

Drew Doughty might start playing a little less.

Doughty wants to reduce the length of his shifts from 53 seconds to roughly 50 seconds, which would reduce his per game workload by about a minute and a half. He's logged over 30 minutes in seven of his last nine games, so it seems reasonable to reduce that rather than risk him being burnt out by the time the playoffs start.
Nov 25 - 10:39 AM

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