Player News - Kings

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Anze Kopitar made the mini net passing look easy in Saturday's NHL Skills Challenge Relay, helping Team Foligno to an easy win over Team Toews.

Kopitar needed just a few attempts more than the minimum to hit all four of the mini nets in the passing accuracy event, hitting two of them on the first try. Each team won an overall heat, but Team Foligno won more individual events and had the overall lowest time, giving them a commanding 12-2 lead.
Jan 24 - 9:02 PM

Drew Doughty thinks that this season is his best to date.

"I think my production, I’ve finally been getting some points, which I haven’t been getting since my second year in the league, but I’m playing well both ways," Doughty said. "I’m put in all situations, I’m more physical, I’m better defensively, just having more experience I just feel better on the ice. I’m making better plays with the puck, and without it. I feel like I’ve been playing my best." Doughty has four goals and 28 points and while he won't approach the 59 points he had in his second NHL season, this could be his second best offensive display.
Jan 24 - 7:38 AM

Team Foligno assembled a pretty good group of defensemen during Friday's NHL All-Star game player draft.

Drew Doughty and Patrick Kane were Foligno's assistants, and they helped Nick Foligno make the draft selections. Joining Doughty on the blue line are Duncan Keith (CHI), Dustin Byfuglien (WPG), Brent Burns (SJ), Kevin Shattenkirk (STL), and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (ARZ) round out the top six. The NHL's skills competition will take place on Saturday night.
Jan 23 - 9:53 PM

The Kings have sent down Jean-Francois Berube to the minors.

He is still waiting to play in his first NHL game. Berube has been excellent in the AHL this year with Manchester. He owns a 19-4-3 record to go with a .920 save percentage and a 2.05 GAA.
Jan 22 - 6:27 PM

Nick Shore has been reassigned to the minors.

He picked up an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to San Jose for his first NHL point. Shore has skated in three games with the Kings this year.
Jan 22 - 6:24 PM

Jeff Carter scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Carter found the back of the net with 23 seconds left in regulation time to make the game 3-2 San Jose. That gave the Kings a fighting chance, but they couldn't build on it and ultimately the Sharks finished the contest with an empty-net goal. Carter has 12 markers and 33 points in 47 games this season.
Jan 22 - 9:04 AM

Nick Shore got his first NHL point on Wednesday.

Shore assisted on Jeff Carter's goal in a 4-2 loss to San Jose. It was Shore's third career NHL game. Although we can't recommend picking him up in standard leagues at this time, he did excel in the AHL and is worth keeping an eye on as long as he's with Los Angeles.
Jan 22 - 9:02 AM

Jonathan Quick was solid but not spectacular as he made 21-of-24 saves in a 4-2 loss to San Jose on Wednesday.

Quick did have a few amazing saves in this game but with the way the Kings' are scoring goals right now, he needs to be better. Quick hasn't earned a win since January 1st and while it has not been all his fault, he hasn't exactly been lights out either. The Kings always seem to go on a run at the end of the season so he may be a buy low candidate at the moment. He carries a 16-11-10 record with a 2.47 GAA and .912 save percentage into the All-Star break.
Jan 22 - 3:21 AM

Anze Kopitar collected two assists but it wasn't enough in the Kings' 4-2 loss to San Jose on Wednesday.

The Kings have been struggling but Kopitar has been red hot in the process. He has points in six of his last eight games (3G, 8A). After a slow start fantasy wise, the Kings star center has gotten back on track with a hot December and January. Kopitar has 37 points in 44 games and seems destined for his usual 70-80 point range by season's end. Dustin Brown scored the other goal for the Kings.
Jan 22 - 3:12 AM

Jonathan Quick is expected to get the nod between the pipes Wednesday versus San Jose.

This will mark Quick's 39th game of the season (38th start) where he will look for his 17th win. Quick hasn't been his dominant self this year as he's posted a 2.45 goals-against-average and .912 save percentage. This will be his third start against the Sharks in the 2014-2015 season where he has a 1-1 record, 3.00 GAA, and .898 save percentage.
Jan 21 - 7:56 PM

Jeff Schultz has been reassigned to AHL Manchester.

Like many of the other players being demoted Wednesday afternoon, Schultz might be back immediately after the All-Star break. He has an assist in nine games with Los Angeles this season.
Jan 21 - 5:43 PM

Dustin Brown had an assist in a 2-1 overtime loss against Calgary on Monday.

Brown regressed in 2013-14 to the point where he recorded just 27 points, but he did significantly better in the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning 2014 playoff run. Despite that, he's slumping again this season with just seven goals and 18 points in 46 games. Given that the Kings are in danger of missing the playoffs entirely, they need more from their captain.
Jan 20 - 9:16 AM

Star goalie Jonathan Quick was his usual reliable self but was outshone Monday night by new Calgary goalie Joni Ortio in the Flames' 2-1 overtime victory over the Kings in Los Angeles.

Quick made 21 saves but, while Ortio was stopping 33 LA shots, the Kings' netminder allowed the game-tying goal to Tom Monahan at 13:55 of the third period and the game winner to Dennis Wideman at 4:08 of overtime. Needless to say, Quick remains a keeper in fantasy leagues, one of the premier goalies in the NHL. His goals-against average after Monday is 2.45. His save percentage is .912. And his record is 16-11-10.
Jan 20 - 1:50 AM

Matt Greene connected for the Los Angeles Kings in a 2-1 overtime loss to the visiting Calgary Flames Monday night.

Greene was the only LA player to get a puck past Calgary's remarkable new goalie, Joni Ortio. That happened on a slapshot at 10:23 of the third period. It was Greene's third goal of the season.
Jan 20 - 1:45 AM

Jonathan Quick will be called upon to start Monday night against the Flames.

In 18 career games, Quick has a 9-6-3 record, 1.75 goals-against-average, and .927 save percentage against the Flames, so it would be a good idea to get him in your lineup tonight. He hasn't been his usual self this year but is still a must-start goalie in all fantasy formats.
Jan 19 - 8:33 PM

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