|Assets:||Loves to take the puck wide on defenders. Owns an accurate shot. Has good quickness in small areas. Gritty and elusive, he's quite efficient at maneuvering in traffic areas. He also possesses sound defensive skills.|
|Flaws:||Lacks strength and is significantly prone to injury, though his luck has improved over the years on the injury front. Not an especially fast skater, he needs to avoid taking lazy stick penalties--he must always move his feet.|
|Career Potential:||Quality veteran scoring winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2013-14 (Los Angeles), 2011-12 (Los Angeles), 2005-06 (Carolina)|
|NHL||Conn Smythe Trophy||2013-14|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2001-02|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2006-07|
|4/14/2011||Missed the last 9 regular season games (dislocated right shoulder).|
|3/24/2011||Dislocated right shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/28/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a four-year contract extension.|
|3/12/2010||Missed 28 games (broken right leg).|
|12/27/2009||Broken right leg, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/02/2009||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|10/24/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/22/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/20/2009||Missed 15 games (broken hand).|
|3/04/2009||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|2/16/2009||Broken hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/04/2008||Missed 25 games (achilles tendon).|
|9/17/2008||Achilles' tendon, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (back injury).|
|4/02/2008||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|4/01/2008||Missed 43 games (torn ACL).|
|12/21/2007||Torn ACL, remainder of the regular season.|
|6/30/2006||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|10/04/2005||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|8/10/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|9/21/2004||NHL Lockout: Signed with the Lulea HF of the Elitserien Hockey League (Sweden).|
|7/29/2004||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|3/27/2004||Missed 1 game (bruised ankle).|
|3/25/2004||Bruised ankle, day-to-day.|
|2/21/2004||Missed 3 games (broken left wrist).|
|2/13/2004||Broken left wrist, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/20/2004||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|7/30/2003||Re-signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year contract.|
|4/06/2003||Missed 36 games (sprained left knee).|
|4/04/2003||Sprained left knee, day-to-day.|
|1/20/2003||Sprained left knee, remainder of the regular season.|
|1/18/2003||Sprained left knee, left Saturday's game.|
|11/27/2002||Missed 5 games (strained left shoulder).|
|11/15/2002||Strained left shoulder, early December.|
|12/16/2001||Missed 3 games (sprained right shoulder).|
|12/10/2001||Sprained right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|3/19/2001||Missed 12 games (broken finger).|
|2/22/2001||Broken finger, late March.|
|3/04/2009||In a three-way trade: Los Angeles Kings traded Patrick O'Sullivan and a 2nd round selection in 2009 to the Carolina Hurricanes for Justin Williams. Then Carolina traded Patrick O'Sullivan and a 2nd round selection in 2009 to the Edmonton Oilers for Erik Cole and a 5th round selection in 2009.|
|1/20/2004||Philadelphia Flyers traded Justin Williams to the Carolina Hurricanes for Danny Markov.|
|6/24/2000||Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round (28th overall) in 2000.|
Cup MVP, Kings' GM have mutual admiration | 06/14/2014 9:30 AM
NewsThe man who brought Justin Williams to Los Angeles in a 2009 trade, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi, was almost speechless Friday night when he considered what the forward had done in the team's long and sometimes bumpy playoff run.
Los Angeles Times
Impact"Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous," GM Dean Lombardi said of Williams. "How special is that? You always see those guys that don't get a lot of fanfare but rise to the occasion. Probably one of the best ever in all of sports. It's awesome. He's a special, special player." Williams had two goals and seven points in the Stanley Cup Final, the top scorer in the five games, and he finished with nine goals and 25 points in the Kings' 26-game playoff odyssey. During that trek, he improved his record in Game 7s to 7-0 over his career, with seven goals and 14 points. When Williams joined the Kings in 2009, his arm was in a sling and the deal didn't appear to be good for L.A. On Friday, that arm was fine as he lifted first the Conn Smythe Trophy and then the Cup. "Dean Lombardi has given me a great opportunity here," Williams said. "He saw somebody, a player that not a lot of people saw. He gave me a chance, another opportunity, where my career wasn't going th
Justin Williams awarded Conn Smythe Trophy | 06/14/2014 12:44 AM
NewsJustin Williams captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP on Friday night and the Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup on home ice, beating the Rangers 3-2 in double overtime.
ImpactJustin Williams, also known as Mr. Game 7, had a marvellous playoffs for Los Angeles. The 32 year-old veteran sniped nine goals and 25 points in as many games to help the Kings capture the title for the second time in three seasons. L.A. persevered through three seven game series' and a five game Cup final to win the ultimate prize in hockey.
Justin Williams: 'puck luck is for cop-outs' | 06/13/2014 8:46 AM
NewsJustin Williams doesn't believe the Kings lost Game 4 because of "puck luck" or bad bounces.
The Bergen Record
Impact"Puck luck is for cop-outs," Williams said. "I don't believe in that at all. I'm a true believer that you get what you put into it. [Wednesday night] we simply weren't good enough and we didn't get paid off. In the grand scheme of things, we need to be better in Game 5 than we were in Game 4." He registered four shots in Wednesday's loss and saw his five-game point streak (two goals, seven assists) come to an end.
Williams: Kings got distracted in 2012 finals | 06/11/2014 9:47 AM
NewsJustin Williams felt that the Kings got distracted when they got a 3-0 series lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.
Impact"I think potentially, maybe not everyone, but there were some issues that maybe got us sidetracked a little bit," Williams said. "The thought of winning a Cup, being one game away, family issues, ticket issues, all that stuff. That can maybe sidetrack you from the end result." The Kings still ended up winning the Cup in Game 6, but they obviously want to avoid giving the New York Rangers any life if they can help it. The Kings are hoping to learn from the problems they had when they held a 3-0 lead in 2012 to complete the sweep this time around.
Williams isn't focused on Conn Smythe Trophy | 06/10/2014 5:24 PM
NewsJustin Williams didn't want to address the possibility of him winning the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Tom Gulitti on Twitter
Impact"The big one is what matters," Williams said. "God, I want to taste it again." Just one more win and he can. Williams has put himself into contention for the Conn Smythe Trophy by scoring two goals and nine points in his last five contests. He now has eight goals and 24 points in 24 playoff contests.
Kings forward Williams having career playoffs | 06/09/2014 7:32 PM
NewsLos Angeles winger Justin Williams has been experienced his best postseason ever this spring.
ImpactLong known as a bona fide playoff performer, Williams has taken it up a notch this year and has set career bests in assists (15) and points (23) during a single playoff season. In addition, his plus-13 rating leads the NHL during these playoffs.
Kings' Justin Williams loves playing a MSG | 06/09/2014 10:53 AM
NewsJustin Williams is looking forward to playing in Madison Square Garden in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune via AP
Impact"The Garden is one of my favorite places to play," Williams said. "I know a lot of guys feel the same way, as well. It's fun. Should be loud and exciting." He has enjoyed a great showing during the playoffs with eight goals and 23 points in 23 games.
Justin Williams' +13 rating leads playoffs | 06/08/2014 3:01 PM
NewsJustin Williams' masterful work in these playoffs can be seen in the fact that the Los Angeles Kings winger leads all players with a +13 rating.
ImpactAs reviled as the stat might be, it's interesting that Williams is +13 on a team that is scratching and clawing for wins. The Kings have 30 goals (five of which on the PP) for and 12 against when he's on the ice.
Justin Williams explodes for three assists | 06/08/2014 8:06 AM
NewsJustin Williams set up three goals in the Kings 5-4 double overtime win on Saturday.
ImpactWilliams has to be a front-runner for the Conn Smythe Trophy which goes to the NHL's top playoff performer. He has scored timely goals and now has eight points in his last four games to give him eight goals and 23 points in 23 games. He is tied for second in playoff scoring, two behind teammate Anze Kopitar.
Justin Williams the hero, L.A Kings win in OT | 06/04/2014 11:25 PM
NewsJustin Williams blasted home the overtime winner in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night to help the Kings come all the way back from an early two-goal deficit and beat the Rangers 3-2.
ImpactMike Richards pounced on a defensive zone giveaway from sturdy Rangers defender Dan Girardi four and a half minutes into the extra frame. Richards quickly fed Williams, who was alone in the slot, and the wily veteran roofed a quick wrister over Henrik Lundqvist's blocker to give the Kings a 1-0 lead in the series. Williams also pitched in an assist earlier in the game to give him 20 points in 22 games during this playoff run.
Justin Williams does it again in Game 7 | 06/02/2014 7:14 AM
NewsJustin Williams continued his dominance in Game 7's with a goal and an assist on Sunday.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactJustin Williams had played in six Game 7's heading into action on Sunday with six goals and six assists to go with a perfect 6-0 record, and he continued his outstanding record in the Kings 5-4 overtime win over Chicago. Williams has been absolutely outstanding in deciding games and now has seven goals and 18 points in 21 playoff games this season.
Justin Williams has been stunning in Game 7s | 06/01/2014 10:16 AM
NewsJustin Williams has six goals and 12 points in six career Game 7s.
ImpactWilliams is proud of his individual accomplishments, but the Game 7 stat he likes most is his 6-0 record. "I'm going to do everything in my power to make it seven," Williams said. "We've had a lot of guys with success in Game 7s, it's not just me. It's very humbling, I guess, that everyone seems to want an interview on a Game 7. At the end of the day, I feel if I didn't get the point, someone else on our team would have and we would win those games regardless." The Kings will face Chicago on Sunday.
Justin Williams has 15 points in 18 games | 05/27/2014 10:24 AM
NewsJustin Williams is on his second three-game point streak in the span of just seven contests.
ImpactWilliams had two assists in the Kings' 5-2 victory over Chicago on Monday. He's having one of the best postseason runs of his career with six goals and 15 points in 18 games.
Justin Williams has stayed hot in WCF | 05/25/2014 9:36 AM
NewsJustin Williams has only been held off the scoresheet in one of Los Angeles' last six contests.
ImpactWilliams had an assist in the Kings' 4-3 win against Chicago Saturday night. He now has six goals and 13 points in 17 playoff games.
J. Williams helps Kings mount Gm 2 comeback | 05/22/2014 12:17 PM
NewsJustin Williams got Los Angeles on the board in Wednesday's comeback win over Chicago.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactThe Kings hadn't generated much of anything until Williams made it 2-1 for the Blackhawks late in the second period. Los Angeles scored five goals in the third to win Game 2 by a score of 6-2. Williams has six markers and 12 points in 16 postseason matches.
Kings' Justin Williams simply a Game 7 star | 05/17/2014 9:55 AM
NewsLos Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams has established a reputation for shining in series-deciding games.
Orange County Register
ImpactWilliams has played in six NHL playoff Game 7s. His teams have won all of them, and largely because of hia contributions. Williams has either scored or assisted on the winning goal in four of those six games. It was another Game 7 on Friday against the Ducks in Anaheim; Williams got the scoring started for the Kings just four minutes into the game when he popped in his own rebound. That kick-started the Kings as they zoomed to a big lead in their 6-2 win in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals. He also assisted on Tanner Pearson's goal, the final goal of the game, to drop a manhole cover on the Ducks' third-period comeback hopes. Williams has six goals and six assists in those six Game 7s. "Obviously I'm proud of those numbers," said Williams, 32, a right wing. As a 21-year-old with the Flyers in 2003, Williams had a goal and two assists in a 6-1, first-round Game 7 win over Toronto.
Justin Williams helps L.A. earn WCF berth | 05/17/2014 12:04 AM
NewsJustin Williams made his mark once again in a defining moment, notching a goal and an assist Friday night and bolstering his legendary Game 7 record to 6-0 with 12 points in his career.
ImpactLos Angeles clobbered the rival Anaheim Ducks 6-2 in Friday night's Game 7, eliminating the Ducks from the playoffs. The Kings, who were once down three games to one in the first round of the post season, earn themselves a shot at the Western Conference title. They face Chicago in the third round of the playoffs kicking off Sunday afternoon.
Justin Williams helps lead Kings to Game 7 | 05/15/2014 8:11 AM
NewsJustin Williams had an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 win against Anaheim.
ImpactThat gives Williams four goals and five assists in 13 postseason games. On Friday he'll play in his sixth career Game 7. He has five goals and 10 points in his previous five Game 7s.
Justin Williams on first line Saturday | 05/11/2014 8:57 AM
NewsJustin Williams replaced Dustin Brown on the first line Saturday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactCoach Darryl Sutter moved Williams alongside Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik while Brown started the game with Jarret Stall and Dwight King. Williams has four goals and seven points in 11 playoff games this season, along with 25 penalty minutes. It was the 100th playoff game of Williams career.
Justin Williams has 5 points in last 4 games | 05/06/2014 10:24 AM
NewsJustin Williams collected an assist in a 3-1 win over Anaheim on Monday.
ImpactWilliams has four goals and three assists in nine playoff contests. Five of those seven points were recorded in Williams' last four games.
Justin Williams has excelled in Game 7s | 04/30/2014 9:46 AM
NewsJustin Williams has traditionally excelled in Game 7s.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactWilliams has five goals and nine points in four career Game 7s. He'll look to continue that magic on Wednesday when the Kings take on the Sharks. If Los Angeles wins that game, then they will become the fourth team in NHL history to overcome a 3-0 series deficit.
McLellan: Sharks got cheated on Williams goal | 04/29/2014 10:06 AM
NewsSan Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan strongly disagreed with Justin Williams' game-winning goal.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactMcLellan felt the play should have been whistled dead when goalie Alex Stalock had the puck beneath him, but instead Williams had the opportunity to jab the puck loose and into the net. "We got cheated," McLellan said. "Simple as that. I was told you could see the puck lying behind (goalie Alex Stalock's) feet the whole time. That's why the whistle didn't go. Got to move on and overcome it again."
Williams leads Kings to win | 04/29/2014 3:27 AM
NewsJustin Williams had a Gordie Howe hat trick in Los Angeles' 4-1 win over San Jose in Game 6 of their first round playoff series on Monday night.
ImpactWilliams scored two goals, had an assist and completed his Gordie Howe hat trick with a fight against Raffi Torres in the third period. Anze Kopitar also had a fantastic night with two goals and an assist, while defenseman Drew Doughty added two helpers in the victory.
Justin Williams leads the Kings with 7 SOG | 04/27/2014 7:53 AM
NewsJustin Williams led the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday with seven shots on goal.
ImpactWilliams was held off the scoresheet in the 3-0 Kings win over San Jose. He has two goals in five games thus far.
Justin Williams scores twice vs. Sharks | 04/25/2014 6:22 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored two goals in the Kings' 6-3 victory over San Jose Thursday night.
ImpactWilliams' efforts helped stop the Sharks from sweeping Los Angeles. This is the second time Williams has had a two-goal postseason game and the other time was also against San Jose. He accomplished this feat for the first time on May 28, 2013.
Justin Williams moves down to the third line | 04/24/2014 4:41 PM
NewsJustin Williams has been bumped down to the third for the start of Game 4 on Thursday night.
ImpactHe'll play with Dwight King and Jarret Stoll. Williams doesn't have a point and he has only four shots in three games versus San Jose in Round 1.
Justin Williams records two assists Thursday | 04/11/2014 6:56 AM
NewsJustin Williams had two assists in a 3-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday.
ImpactWilliams snapped a four-game scoring drought. He has 19 goals and 42 points in 81 games this season.
Williams scores in loss | 04/01/2014 3:19 AM
NewsJustin Williams had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles' 3-2 loss to Minnesota Monday night.
ImpactWilliams now has 19 goals and 21 assists in 76 games this season. Defenseman Alec Martinez scored the other goal for the Kings, while Marian Gaborik added two helpers in the loss. Gaborik extended his point streak to four games.
Justin Williams gets 17th goal of the season | 03/11/2014 9:25 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored a goal in the Kings' 3-2 victory over Calgary on Monday.
ImpactWilliams peaked early in his career and has been on the decline ever since. The 32-year-old has 17 goals and 35 points in 66 games this season and we don't expect him to significantly deviate from that pace over the final month of the season.
Justin Williams showing signs of heating up | 03/01/2014 6:59 PM
NewsJustin Williams had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles' 3-1 victory versus Carolina.
ImpactHe earned an assist on Alec Martinez's game winner during a third-period power play and he sealed the win with an empty net goal. Williams has four points in his past three games after he generated only one assist in his previous 14 matches. Mike Richards had the Kings' other marker in the win.
Williams leads Kings to win | 01/10/2014 4:08 AM
NewsJustin Williams had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles' 4-2 win over Boston Thursday night.
ImpactWilliams now has 14 goals and 14 assists in 45 games this season. Defenseman Alec Martinez, Jeff Carter and Dustin Brown also scored for the Kings.
Williams strong in loss | 12/24/2013 4:19 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored a goal and registered an assist in Los Angeles' 5-2 loss to Dallas Monday night.
ImpactWilliams scored his team-leading 13th goal in the first period for L.A. Williams has three goals and two assists in two games against the Stars this season. Jarret Stoll scored the other goal for the Kings.
Williams affected by Carter's return | 12/03/2013 5:20 AM
NewsJustin Williams has quietly been affected by the return of Jeff Carter back into the Kings' roster.
ImpactWhen Jeff Carter was sidelined for 10 games with a foot injury, Williams recorded eight points along with 25 shots on goal, all while garnering a whopping 52.7 percent share of the Kings' power play opportunities. Since Carter's return on Nov. 25th, Williams has registered just two points along with 10 shots on goal in four contests. The biggest difference has been the power play time, as he's been relegated to appearing in just 29.7 percent of the Kings' man advantage chances during this span as he's garnering mostly second unit power play time alongside Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll instead of his usual spot alongside Anze Kopitar. Williams' owners should monitor this situation closely, as he could spell trouble down the track. If you can manage to send a "sneaky" offer to get him off your roster, it just might be a smart idea.
Justin Williams's goal is 200th of career | 12/01/2013 7:03 AM
NewsJustin Williams's goal on Saturday was the 200th of his NHL career.
ImpactIt is a nice milestone for the winger who has ten goals and 19 points with a plus-eight rating and 20 penalty minutes this season. He should be on someone's fantasy roster in all but the shallowest of leagues.
Justin Williams only goal scorer for Kings | 12/01/2013 12:59 AM
NewsJustin Williams was the only player to light the lamp for the Kings in their 2-1 loss to the Flames on Saturday night.
ImpactWith 10 goals, Williams is on pace to score right around 30 this season, something he hasn't done since 2006-07 with the Hurricanes. Jake Muzzin, who also had a game-high five hits, and Anze Kopitar picked up the helpers on the goal.
Williams scores in loss | 11/22/2013 4:37 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored the lone goal in Los Angeles' 2-1 overtime loss to New Jersey Thursday evening at Staples Center.
ImpactAnze Kopitar came down with speed on a 2-on-1 with Justin Williams and fired a shot off Cory Schneider. The puck bounced inches from the goal line and Williams beat his man to tap it in at 6:57 of the third period. Williams now has nine goals and nine assists in 23 games.
Justin Williams picks up an assist Friday | 11/16/2013 9:30 AM
NewsJustin Williams had one assist Friday in the Kings 2-0 win.
ImpactWilliams has been hot of late with five goals and 13 points in his last 12 games. He should be in someone's fantasy lineup at this time.
Justin Williams scores seventh goal of season | 11/13/2013 12:09 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored his seventh goal of the season as the Los Angeles Kings as they lost 3-2 via a shootout to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
ImpactWilliams now has seven tallies and 13 points in 18 games played this season. He's quietly one of the better mid-tier snipers in the NHL, in some part because he's lining up with Anze Kopitar.
Justin Williams scores power play goal | 10/31/2013 6:48 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored a power play goal and added an assist in the Kings 4-3 overtime win on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactWilliams goal tied the game at three and sent it into overtime. He has five goals and 10 points in 14 games but has three goals and eight points in his last six after a slow start to the season.
Three points for Justin Williams as Kings win | 10/20/2013 1:15 AM
NewsJustin Williams delivered two first-period goals and later picked up an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 triumph over the visiting Dallas Stars Saturday night.
ImpactThe goals were Williams' third and fourth of the season while the assist was only his first. Others scoring goals for the Kings Saturday were Drew Doughty (second), Kyle Clifford (first) and Matt Greene (second).
Justin Williams scores for the Kings | 10/14/2013 6:35 AM
NewsJustin Williams potted a goal in the Kings 3-0 win over Florida Sunday.
ImpactThe goal was Williams 500th career point in the NHL and it was his second goal of the season as Anze Kopitar set him up. "It doesn't mean too much right now, but I'm sure as I look back on my career it will take on a special meaning," Williams said. "This sport has given me so much, and to dwell on things like that right now takes away from what we are trying to do as a team. I'll have plenty of time to reflect down the road."
Williams calls 3-1 defeat 'unacceptable' | 10/08/2013 10:23 AM
NewsJustin Williams was particularly harsh on his team after their 3-1 defeat on Monday.
Impact"Lousy, dispirited, soft game by us, which is ugly and unacceptable, especially at home," Williams said. He also dismissed the team's strong start as a "spurt" when his team needs to play a sustained game. The Kings are 1-2-0 this season.
Justin Williams scored a goal in Kings loss | 10/05/2013 12:59 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored a goal for the Los Angeles Kings' 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.
ImpactWilliams generated four SOG in 17:46 of ice time. Jeff Carter and Matt Greene were the Kings' other scorers tonight.
Williams helped Kings beat Ducks | 09/25/2013 3:56 AM
NewsJustin Williams scored a goal and had one assist as the Kings won the Ducks 2-1 at Staples Center.
ImpactAnze Kopitar scored the winning goal for the Kings while Jonathan Quick stopped 28 of 29 Anaheim shots. Hampus Lindholm scored a power play goal for the Ducks.
Justin Williams sheds fragile reputation | 08/24/2013 7:45 AM
NewsFormerly thought of as an injury-prone player, Kings winger Justin Williams has become a consistent presence in the Los Angeles lineup over the past two seasons.
ImpactWilliams has not missed a regular season or playoff game over the past two years and notably played through a separated shoulder during the 2013 postseason. Linemate Dustin Brown praises Williams for his hard work, saying "I think when you look at people, I mean you look at [Anze Kopitar]'s stats - a big reason why he's getting the numbers he's getting is [Williams]. Even though [Williams] has not maybe been getting the assists or the points or the goals that he wants, he's creating havoc in front of the net." It has been an interesting career resurgence for a player whose fortunes looked bleak before coming to the West Coast.
Justin Williams plays through shoulder injury | 06/09/2013 12:45 AM
NewsJustin Williams played through a separated shoulder in the Western Conference finals.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactWilliams doesn't think he'll need surgery. He played through the injury and still ended up with two goals and an assist in the Western Conference finals.
Kings aren't scared of playing in Chicago | 06/07/2013 7:27 PM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings have a 1-7 record on the road during the 2013 playoffs.
Dan Rosen on Twitter
ImpactThey've advanced to the Western Conference finals thanks to their success at home, but down 3-1 in the series, they'll have to win in Chicago on Saturday. "We're not scared of it," Justin Williams said. "We're going to welcome the challenge."
Justin Williams is riding a hot streak | 06/05/2013 10:09 AM
NewsJustin Williams has four goals in his last four games.
ImpactWilliams accounted for the Kings' opening goal in their eventual 3-1 victory on Tuesday. "He was really good," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said of Williams. "He's a veteran guy. Back-to-back, good last game, too. Probably didn't get noticed as much because everybody was talking about Mike. But he was really good. The line was really good again." Overall, Williams has six goals and eight points in 16 playoff contests.
Only 10 Kings have scored in playoffs | 06/02/2013 7:58 AM
NewsOnly ten players on the Los Angeles Kings have scored in the playoffs this season.
ImpactThe Kings have played 14 games so they need to get more goal scoring from everyone. Justin Williams and Jeff Carter lead the way with five goals apiece with Williams scoring the Kings last three goals. Slava Voynov has four with Tyler Toffoli and Trevor Lewis chipping in with one each. Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Dustin Penner have scored twice with Dustin Brown finding the back of the net three times.
Justin Williams gets Kings lone goal | 06/01/2013 8:05 PM
NewsJustin Williams was credited with the lone goal in the Kings' 2-1 loss Saturday.
ImpactWilliams has five goals and seven points in 14 playoff games. Drew Doughty had a minus-two rating in a team-high 26:28 minutes of playing time. Dustin Brown led the Kings with eight hits. Dustin Penner had a team-high four penalty minutes.
Williams has excelled in Game 7s | 05/29/2013 10:26 AM
NewsJustin Williams has nine points in just four career Game 7s.
ImpactWilliams was the difference in the Kings' victory on Tuesday, scoring both goals in Los Angeles' 2-1 win. "I'm certainly happy I was able to contribute," Williams said. "Goals have been tough to come by for me, certainly this series. As I said, I was happy to help out and get a couple for us." Williams was alluding to the fact that he had no goals and one assist in the first six games of the Kings' second-round series. Los Angeles will face the winner the Blackhawks-Red Wings series in the Western Conference finals.
Williams clutch again in Kings Gm 7 victory | 05/28/2013 11:49 PM
NewsJustin Williams came up huge once again in Game 7, scoring two goals in the series' clincher, as the Los Angeles Kings will advance to the Western Conference finals after a 2-1 victory over San Jose on Tuesday.
ImpactWilliams proved once again that he's a clutch player, as he now has five goals in four career Game 7's. His goals came within three minutes of each other in the second period, and he almost notched the hat trick just minutes later before Antti Niemi robbed him. The Kings offense struggled at times this series, but if Williams and the rest of the Kings' top players can step up moving forward, this team will be very scary. Slava Voynov continued his impressive postseason with two assists in the win.
Justin Williams calls out Kings' top players | 05/21/2013 10:51 AM
NewsJustin Williams said the Los Angeles Kings need more offense from their top players.
Los Angeles Daily News
Impact"It's going to take our best players, myself at the top of the list, to get more offense," Williams said. "Plain and simple, your guys who produced during the year need to produce just as much, if not more, during the playoffs." Williams has just two points in the playoffs -- a goal and an assist -- and nothing in the three games against San Jose. The Kings have a 2-1 series lead but have scored just seven goals in the three games. While Mike Richards and Jeff Carter each have three points in the series, regular-season scoring leader Anze Kopitar hasn't registered a point since May 8 and is likely one of the people Williams is not-so-subtly addressing.
Justin Williams a stud in the first round | 05/13/2013 8:07 AM
NewsJustin Williams may have been the Kings best forward in the first round.
ImpactWilliams played well defensively like he always does and had 24 shots on goal to lead the team, while scoring twice and adding an assist. He is worth owning in playoff pools as the Kings are considered the favorites to move on in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as they will have home ice advantage when they play the Sharks.
Justin Williams knew GWG was legal deflection | 05/07/2013 8:34 AM
NewsJustin Williams said he was "certain" his game-winning deflection was a good goal.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactWilliams deflected a Mike Richards shot a little over eight minutes into the third period, but the goal was reviewed by Toronto to make sure it wasn't deflected above the crossbar. "I was in front of the net," Williams said. "I felt it was much below my shoulders. At the same time, it was called a goal on the ice and at that point it's really hard to overturn something. So, I was certain it was good, yeah."
J. Williams' late tally not enough vs. Blues | 04/30/2013 11:57 PM
NewsJustin Williams scored the lone goal for Los Angeles in a 2-1 overtime postseason loss to St. Louis Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Blues took a 1-0 lead in the first-round series with the victory. Williams gave them a scare though when he tied the game with only 31.6 seconds left in regulation. He scored on a pretty wrister over Brian Elliott with assists going to Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty. Tuesday's match was Muzzin's first in the NHL playoffs. Dustin Brown picked up five hits, two penalty minutes and four shots in the contest.
Justin Williams picks up his 20th assist | 04/17/2013 10:14 AM
NewsJustin Williams registered his 20th assist of the season on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactWilliams ended his skid of three straight games without a point. Even factoring in that recent slowdown, Williams has gotten better as the season's gone on with 22 points in his last 25 games.
Justin Williams scores twice to lift Kings | 04/05/2013 1:26 AM
NewsRight winger Justin Williams scored two goals to help the Los Angeles Kings shut out the visiting Minnesota Wild 3-0 Thursday night.
ImpactWilliams has been hot lately. He picked up his ninth and 10th goals of the season against the Wild. Also scoring for LA Thursday was Jeff Carter. It was his 21st of the season.
Williams scores in fourth straight game | 04/03/2013 12:56 AM
NewsJustin Williams found the back of the net for the fourth straight game in the Kings' 3-1 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday.
ImpactAfter a slow start to the season, Williams has picked it up of late and has provided a nice secondary scoring punch for the Kings. He now has eight goals and 25 points on the season, and hopefully can continue producing for fantasy owners down the stretch. He also received a season high 21:08 minutes of ice-time in the game, so the Kings coaching staff is definitely recognizing and rewarding him for his improved play.
Justin Williams needs to do less, coach says | 03/23/2013 12:18 PM
NewsSometimes, it's better for the Los Angeles Kings if Justin Williams tries to do less, coach Darryl Sutter says.
Los Angeles Times
Impact"He's always trying to do everything he can," Sutter said. "Sometimes it's better for Willy not to do too much, just do a little bit less, and Brownie (linemate Dustin Brown) will get like that too. Where he will lose his identity once in awhile and you've got to reinforce that."
Justin Williams, Kings couldn't beat Rinne | 02/08/2013 1:29 AM
NewsJustin Williams led the Kings with seven shots, but no one could beat Nashville's Pekka Rinne on Thursday.
ImpactIt's been a struggle this year for Williams to score goals, but he has contributed four points in his last three games. He has one goal and five points in nine contests.
Justin Williams off to slow start with Kings | 02/04/2013 11:18 AM
NewsJustin Williams has only one goal and two points in seven games this season.
ImpactHe has dropped to the third line and while coach Darryl Sutter wasn't necessarily calling him or his teammates out, he is not happy with their play. "Sometimes, he just has to slow it down a little bit," Sutter said. "Simon goes in and out during games. It's an issue with two or three of our older guys. They can't go in or out during games, or else we're better off playing younger guys that are learning it. The whole thing - and again, I'm not singling Gagne or Willie out or anybody like that - but hey, this is a totally different team, quite honest, when you're playing those kids on defense.It totally changes how your team has to play, or what you're trying to do. So it puts a lot more onus on that veteran group to be consistent. If they're not, then you're just going to struggle with it. It's really not that hard to figure out."
|Goals||2||vs. Dal||Oct 19||2|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Apr 10||3|
|Points||3||vs. Dal||Oct 19||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||4 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 25||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Apr 10||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Jan 9||1|
|Power Play Points||1||7 times-last:vs. Car||last:Mar 1||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||82 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||82 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shots||8||2 times-last:at Cgy||last:Apr 9||9|
|Games||82||4 times-last: 2013-14 (LA)|
|Penalty Minutes||73||2006-07 (Car)|
|Plus/Minus||+15||2 times-last: 2012-13 (LA)|
|Power Play Goals||12||2006-07 (Car)|
|Shorthanded Goals||4||2005-06 (Car)|
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