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Sutter: Kings won't go away quietly | 04/23/2014 5:13 PM
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Kings coach Darryl Sutter vowed that his team won't go away quietly against the Sharks.
CSN Bay Area

Impact
Given that San Jose has a 3-0 series lead, putting up a good fight is about all Los Angeles can hope for. The Kings did do significantly better in Game 3 after being blown out in the first two contests of this series, but only three teams in the history of the NHL have outcome a deficit this big.
Anze Kopitar has 3 points in 3 playoff games | 04/23/2014 9:43 AM
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Anze Kopitar is on a six-game point streak dating back to the regular season.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Kopitar has registered an assist in each of the Kings' first three playoff games. Los Angeles will probably need even more out of Kopitar going forward as the team is now down 3-0 in its first round series against San Jose.
Drew Doughty records two points vs. Sharks | 04/23/2014 9:41 AM
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Drew Doughty had two assists in the Kings' 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Doughty now has three points in three games in the Kings' first-round series. At the age of 24, Doughty has already played in 53 playoff games and has recorded 35 points.
Jeff Carter is on 7-game playoff point streak | 04/23/2014 9:39 AM
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Jeff Carter's playoff point streak has reached seven games.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Carter scored a goal in the Kings' 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose on Tuesday. That was his 50th career postseason point in 88 games.
Can Richards, Carter best 3-0 deficit again? | 04/23/2014 9:38 AM
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Now that the Kings are down 3-0 to San Jose in their first round series, Los Angeles will probably turn to Mike Richards and Jeff Carter for advice.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Only three teams in NHL history have successfully come back from a 3-0 series deficit, but one of those teams were the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers. At the time, Carter and Richards were key members of that squad, so their presence alone is proof to their teammates that it's possible.
Quick and Kings lose to Sharks | 04/23/2014 3:56 AM
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Jonathan Quick let in four goals on 40 shots in Los Angeles' 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose Wednesday night, falling behind 3-0 in the series.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Quick has now allowed 16 goals in three games against the Sharks in this postseason. The Sharks scored some lucky goals and Quick was very unfortunate in Game 3. Quick now has a 5.78 goals-against average and .852 save percentage. Quick and the Kings have to do better in Game 4 if they want to continue their season.
Gaborik scores in OT loss | 04/23/2014 3:49 AM
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Marian Gaborik scored a goal in Los Angeles' 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was Gaborik's first playoff goal with the Kings and it was a highlight-reel goal. He collected the puck near his own blue line and led a 3-on-2 charge toward the other end of the ice. Gaborik blew by Scott Hannan and cut across the crease before flicking a backhand shot past Antti Niemi. Jeff Carter and Jarret Stoll also scored for the Kings, while defenseman Drew Doughty added two helpers in the loss.
Jonathan Quick looking to rebound in Game 3 | 04/22/2014 9:36 PM
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The last time Jonathan Quick allowed 12 goals in back-to-back playoff games was in 2011, during a first round series against the very same San Jose Sharks.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Quick responded to those awful performances in Games 3 & 4 by making 51 saves in a 3-1 Game 5 victory three years ago. The star goalie will hope for a similar rebound Tuesday night when the Kings try to fight their way back into the series at home.
Los Angeles calls up Colin Fraser | 04/22/2014 1:17 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings have promoted Colin Fraser.
Jon Rosen on Twitter

Impact
Fraser successfully cleared waivers in February and was sent to the minors. He had three goals and six points in 10 AHL games. He also had two assists and 30 penalty minutes in 33 contests with Los Angeles in 2013-14.
Linden Vey returns to the minors | 04/22/2014 10:01 AM
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Linden Vey has been sent to the minors by the Los Angeles Kings.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
The Kings might follow that up by summoning Colin Fraser, but that move hasn't been announced yet. Vey had five assists in 18 games with the Kings in 2013-14.
Mike Richards spears Logan Couture | 04/21/2014 7:29 AM
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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.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
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.
Matt Greene a minus-four on Sunday | 04/21/2014 7:25 AM
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Matt Greene was a minus-four on Sunday.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
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.
Jordan Nolan a healthy scratch Sunday | 04/21/2014 7:21 AM
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Jordan Nolan was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
LAKings.com

Impact
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.
Jeff Carter extends point streak to six games | 04/21/2014 7:19 AM
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Jeff Carter had an assist on Sunday and extended his playoff point streak to six games.
LAKings.com

Impact
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.
Trevor Lewis scores in second straight game | 04/21/2014 7:16 AM
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Trevor Lewis scored in his second straight game for the Kings on Sunday.
LAKings.com

Impact
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.
Slava Voynov has five game point streak end | 04/21/2014 7:13 AM
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Slava Voynov had his five game playoff point streak end on Sunday.
LAKings.com

Impact
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.
Jonathan Quick gives up seven goals to Sharks | 04/21/2014 1:02 AM
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Incredibly, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has allowed 12 goals in two playoff games against the San Jose Sharks.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
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. 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 GAA 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.
Jake Muzzin scores one of Kings' two goals | 04/21/2014 12:56 AM
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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.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
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.
Kings turned the puck over too much in Game 1 | 04/20/2014 8:13 AM
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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.
LAKings.com

Impact
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.
Jean-Francois Berube playing well in minors | 04/20/2014 8:08 AM
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Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube has been playing well for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.
LAKings.com

Impact
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.
Not Jonathan Quick's fault, teammate says | 04/19/2014 10:25 AM
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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.
nhl.com

Impact
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."
Jeff Carter picks up an assist Thursday | 04/18/2014 9:54 AM
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Jeff Carter had an assist in a 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 of the first round.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
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.
Jake Muzzin nets his first postseason goal | 04/18/2014 9:52 AM
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Jake Muzzin netted a goal in the Kings' 6-3 defeat to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
It was Muzzin's first career playoff goal in 18 games. He had five goals and 24 points in 76 contests this season.
Trevor Lewis scores goal in playoff opener | 04/18/2014 9:51 AM
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Trevor Lewis scored a goal in the Kings' 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 on Wednesday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
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.
Kings unusually sloppy in Game 1 | 04/18/2014 9:46 AM
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The Los Angeles Kings were uncharacteristically sloppy in Thursday's 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 of the first round.
Los Angeles Daily News

Impact
"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.
Quick awful in loss | 04/18/2014 4:07 AM
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Jonathan Quick let in five goals on only 28 shots in Los Angeles' 6-3 loss to San Jose Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Quick was pulled off after the second period and Martin Jones replaced him. Jones stopped all four shots he faced in the third period. The Kings and the Sharks will play again on Sunday night and suddenly it is not so clear that Quick will start again then.
Voynov scores in loss | 04/18/2014 4:03 AM
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Slava Voynov scored a goal in Los Angeles' 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Voynov cut the lead to 5-2 at 6:55 when he knocked down a clearing attempt by Antti Niemi and shrugged off a check from James Sheppard before snapping in a shot from the right circle. Voynov is now on a five-game point streak with two goals and four assists in those games. Defenseman Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings.
Richards, Kings hope for rebound in playoffs | 04/17/2014 5:58 PM
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Coach Darryl Sutter is expecting to see a different Mike Richards in the postseason.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
"Mike Richards is our most experienced forward in terms of playoffs, and he always plays his best when we expect him to," said Sutter. Richards is hoping to take advantage of the intensity of the postseason after an unproductive regular season.
Gaborik has adjusted to playing with Kings | 04/17/2014 9:46 AM
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Marian Gaborik feels comfortable with the Kings.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
"On the ice, it's been a bit of an adjustment to get used to the system and stuff," Gaborik said. "But I think I got that pretty quickly. It was a bit of a process, but it was just a matter of understanding and being on the same page with four other guys on the ice out there and just know what we're doing defensively." Gaborik had five goals and 16 points in 19 games after being dealt to Los Angeles. The Kings are counting on him to be one of their scoring leaders in the playoffs.
Drew Doughty (upper body) is 'good to go' | 04/16/2014 9:42 AM
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Drew Doughty (upper body) will be available for Game 1 on Thursday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Doughty took part in Tuesday's practice, although the skate didn't include any battle drills. "I've known I'm good to go," Doughty said. "I don't need [battle drills] to test my strength or anything like that. But it'd maybe a good idea to get in a few just to kind of get into a game situations kind of thing. I'm sure they'll have some planned for me coming up here before game one." He missed the Kings' final four regular season games due to the ailment.
Kings send Andrew Campbell to the minors | 04/14/2014 8:02 AM
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The Los Angeles Kings have returned Andrew Campbell back to the minors.
LAKings.com

Impact
Campbell made his NHL debut on April 5 as he replaced the injured Drew Doughty in the lineup. He played in three games and will now man the blueline for Manchester.
Jeff Carter slumping at the end of the season | 04/13/2014 7:29 AM
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Jeff Carter had only one goal in his last eight games to end the season.
LAKings.com

Impact
He was surpassed for the team lead in goals by Anze Kopitar Saturday as Carter ended the season with 27 goals, two behind Kopitar who had a pair against the Ducks. Carter is a streaky scorer and could get hot in the playoffs.
Mike Richards ends season in big slump | 04/13/2014 7:26 AM
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Mike Richards ended the season without a point in his last nine games and without an assist in his last 22 contests.
LAKings.com

Impact
That is pretty bad, even if Richards was a defensive defenseman and not a good scorer in the NHL. He ends the season down in every category as he had only 11 goals and 41 points with a minus-six rating and only 28 penalty minutes. It was not a good season for Richards.
Willie Mitchell named Masterton candidate | 04/13/2014 7:05 AM
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Willie Mitchell was named the Los Angeles Kings nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
LAKings.com

Impact
The Trophy is awarded to the player who exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Mitchell returned to the NHL this season after missing all of last year with a knee injury. He ended the season with a goal, 12 points and a plus-12 rating in 76 games as well as a two game scoring streak.
Drew Doughty misses fourth straight game | 04/13/2014 6:04 AM
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Drew Doughty missed his fourth straight game with an upper body injury.
Orange County Register

Impact
Doughty is expected to be ready for the playoffs which get underway on Wednesday. He will finish the season with 10 goals and 37 points with a plus-10 rating and 64 penalty minutes in 78 games. Take him in playoffs pools if you think the Kings are going deep into the post-season.
G Jonathan Quick stops 21 in shootout defeat | 04/13/2014 1:50 AM
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Goaltender Jonathan Quick made 21 saves as he and the Los Angeles Kings were defeated 4-3 in a shootout by the visiting Anaheim Ducks Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was the Kings' final game of the regular season and it really didn't matter to them. Their playoff fate already was sealed as they will meet the San Jose Sharks in the first round, beginning next week. Quick finishes the regular season with a record of 27-17-4, a GAA of 2.07 and a save percentage of .915.
Anze Kopitar nets two in Kings' shootout loss | 04/13/2014 1:40 AM
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Anze Kopitar scored twice for the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night in their 4-3 shootout loss to the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was the final game of the regular season for the Kings, who will play the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference first round, starting next week. Kopitar finishes the season with 29 goals. The Kings' other goal Saturday was scored by Dustin Brown, his 15th.
Robyn Regehr set to return Saturday night | 04/12/2014 6:43 PM
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Robyn Regehr (undisclosed) is projected to get back into Los Angeles' lineup Saturday night.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
He has missed the past three games with an undisclosed ailment.
Quintal takes over as NHL's disciplinarian | 04/11/2014 12:39 PM
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Stephane Quintal will replace Brendan Shanahan as the NHL's top disciplinarian.
NHL.com

Impact
Shanahan accepted a job as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. "The National Hockey League has a first-rate and fully functional team of professionals staffed in the Player Safety Department that will continue to monitor all plays in all games and to flag plays that warrant review and potential discipline," the league said in a release. "There will be no change in the approach that has been established by the Department of Player Safety and the League will take all steps necessary to ensure a consistent standard of enforcement and application of discipline for the balance of this season." When Quintal was a player, he had 115 points and 637 penalty minutes in 507 games.
Justin Williams records two assists Thursday | 04/11/2014 6:56 AM
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Justin Williams had two assists in a 3-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Williams snapped a four-game scoring drought. He has 19 goals and 42 points in 81 games this season.
Kopitar within striking distance of 70 points | 04/11/2014 6:55 AM
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Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist in the Kings' 3-0 win on Thursday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Kopitar has recorded at least a point in six of his last eight games. That's put him just two points shy of the 70-point milestone going into the Kings' final contest.
Jones perfect against Oilers | 04/11/2014 4:24 AM
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Martin Jones stopped all 17 shots he faced in Los Angeles' 3-0 win over Edmonton Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was Jones' fourth shutout of the season and his record improved to 12-6-0. He also now has a 1.81 goals-against average and .934 save percentage. It has been a very solid season for the rookie goaltender.
Gaborik leads Kings past Oilers | 04/11/2014 4:18 AM
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Marian Gaborik scored twice and registered an assist in Los Angeles' 3-0 win over Edmonton Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Gaborik is now on a three-game point streak with two goals and three assists. He has five goals and 10 assists in 18 games with the Kings this season. Anze Kopitar also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Justin Williams added two helpers in the victory.
Illness hampered Mike Richards | 04/10/2014 4:41 PM
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Mike Richards was apparently bothered this season by an illness in December.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
"After being sick, I kind of got out of shape, not playing a lot," said Richards in an interview last week. "It probably took me a couple of weeks to realize that. That's when I started getting back on the bike and doing things." He missed eight games that month with an upper-body injury. Richards skated with Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli in Saturday's loss to Vancouver, but he's continued to skate Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis this week at practices.
Marian Gaborik is hot going into the playoffs | 04/10/2014 9:55 AM
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Marian Gaborik recorded an assist in the Kings' 4-3 shootout defeat on Wednesday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Gaborik has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last eight games. That's brought him up to three goals and 12 points in 17 games since he was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings.
Jarret Stoll scores eighth goal of 2013-14 | 04/10/2014 9:53 AM
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Jarret Stoll scored a goal in the Kings' 4-3 shootout loss on Wednesday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
It was Stoll's first marker since Feb. 26. He now has eight goals and 27 points in 76 games in 2013-14.
| 04/10/2014 4:55 AM
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Dwight King returned to action on Wednesday April 9.
Rotoworld.com

Quick not sharp in loss to Flames | 04/10/2014 3:28 AM
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Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on only 18 shots in Los Angeles' 4-3 shootout loss to Calgary Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Quick had a pretty difficult game as he faced only 18 shots. He now has a 27-17-3 record with a 2.05 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. The Kings will play again tonight against Edmonton so Martin Jones will probably start tonight.
Kopitar scores in loss | 04/10/2014 3:22 AM
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Anze Kopitar scored a goal in Los Angeles' 4-3 shootout loss to Calgary Wednesday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Kopitar now has four points in his last five games. He now has 26 goals and 40 assists with an impressive plus-30 rating in 80 games this season. Jarret Stoll and Dwight King also scored for the Kings, while defenseman Slava Voynov added two helpers in the loss.
Robyn Regehr (undisclosed) is out Wednesday | 04/09/2014 6:21 PM
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Robyn Regehr has sustained an undisclosed injury.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
Regehr will miss Wednesday's game as a result. He has 13 points and 44 penalty minutes in 78 contests this season.
Drew Doughty hopes to return before playoffs | 04/09/2014 6:20 PM
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Drew Doughty's (upper body) preference would be to return before the playoffs.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
Doughty will miss his second straight game on Wednesday. "It's important to get a game under you - if you can - just before playoffs," Doughty said. "Even just taking a game off, you kind of lose it. Sometimes that first or second shift is a difference maker. If you're slacking at one point during that shift, they could score a goal and that could be the winner. Ideally, if I could get in a game before the playoffs, that'd be great." The Kings have two games left in their schedule after Wednesday's contest.
Trevor Lewis agrees to a two-year extension | 04/09/2014 5:44 PM
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Trevor Lewis' two-year contract extension is worth $3.05 million.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
"He's a big part of our team, a part of our identity," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "He plays all three forward positions, plays special teams, has the speed to play the way the game is. He's part of that championship team, so good for him." Lewis is a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues though. He has six goals and 11 points in 70 games this season.
Look for Jonathan Quick to start Wednesday | 04/09/2014 3:58 PM
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Jonathan Quick is expected to start on Wednesday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in three of his last four starts. He has a 2.03 GAA and .918 save percentage in 47 games in 2013-14.
Drew Doughty isn't likely to return Wednesday | 04/09/2014 2:15 PM
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Drew Doughty (upper body) probably won't return on Wednesday.
Jon Rosen on Twitter

Impact
Doughty stayed on the ice for extra work after the Kings' Wednesday morning skate, which is something he probably wouldn't have done if he expected to play. Doughty missed Saturday's contest due to the ailment.
Drew Doughty might play on Wednesday | 04/09/2014 10:24 AM
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Drew Doughty (upper body) is traveling with the team.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
We'll see if that means Doughty will be available for Wednesday's game in Calgary. He wasn't able to play on Saturday.
D. King (undisclosed) might play Wednesday | 04/09/2014 10:22 AM
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Dwight King (undisclosed) might return on Wednesday.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
King has been practicing for a week now. "I think the week helped me," King said. "Obviously to get back on the ice with the team is good and I got a couple reps in before these last couple games." He has missed four straight contests.
Kings promote Linden Vey | 04/09/2014 10:17 AM
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Linden Vey has been called up by the Los Angeles Kings.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Vey was sent to ECHL Ontario for salary cap purposes and the Kings always intended to call him back up when they could. He has five assists in 18 games this season.
Kings sign Trevor Lewis to two-year extension | 04/08/2014 4:32 PM
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The Los Angeles Kings signed Trevor Lewis to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Kings

Impact
He's not a major fantasy contributor (even in hits leagues, where he has 137 so far this season), so JFYI.
Kings won't rush back Drew Doughty | 04/07/2014 4:44 PM
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Drew Doughty (upper body) skated on Monday, but he didn't last for the full practice.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
It's unclear when he'll be available to return, but the Kings won't rush him back for games that mean nothing in the standings. Los Angeles has the third seed locked up and they have three games remaining.
Anze Kopitar plays less than 17 minutes | 04/06/2014 7:20 AM
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Anze Kopitar played only 16:50 minutes on Saturday.
LAKings.com

Impact
It was the least amount of ice time that the Slovenian star has seen this season. He once again will lead the Kings in points as he has 25 goals and 65 points this season. It will be the seventh straight season in leading Los Angeles in the points race after he finished third in his rookie campaign.
Dwight King misses Thursday's contest | 04/04/2014 10:03 AM
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Dwight King (undisclosed) missed his third consecutive game on Thursday.
Los Angeles Daily News

Impact
King has skated recently and should be considered day-to-day. He has 14 goals and 29 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
Drew Doughty suffers upper-body injury | 04/04/2014 10:01 AM
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Drew Doughty left Thursday's contest due to an upper-body injury.
Los Angeles Daily News

Impact
Doughty checked San Jose's Tyler Kennedy in the first period and might have hurt his shoulder in the process. With the playoffs just around the corner, this is a potentially serious blow to the Kings.
Jones and Kings lose | 04/04/2014 2:36 AM
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Martin Jones blocked 19 of 21 shots in Los Angeles' 2-1 loss to San Jose Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Jones now has a 11-6-0 record with a 1.91 goals-against average and .932 save percentage. He has pretty solid numbers with the Kings this year. The Kings play their next game on Saturday against Vancouver and Jonathan Quick will probably get the start then.
Nolan scores in loss | 04/04/2014 2:33 AM
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Jordan Nolan scored a lone goal in Los Angeles' 2-1 loss to San Jose Thursday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Nolan scored his first goal since Dec. 17 against the Edmonton Oilers. He now has six goals and four assists in 61 games this season. He has no fantasy value. Jarret Stoll and Alec Martinez assisted the lone goal for the Kings.
Los Angeles calls up Linden Vey | 04/03/2014 5:19 PM
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Linden Vey has been called up by Los Angeles.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
He won't be in the lineup for Thursday's meeting with San Jose and he is slated to join the team shortly before puck drop. Vey might suit up on Saturday at Vancouver. He has no goals and five assists in 18 appearances with Los Angeles in 2013-14.
Anze Kopitar enjoys a two-point game | 04/03/2014 10:19 AM
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Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Daily News

Impact
Kopitar is on a four-game point streak. He has 25 goals and 65 points in 77 games in 2013-14.
Dustin Brown: Making playoffs was expected | 04/03/2014 10:18 AM
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Dustin Brown shrugged off the Los Angeles Kings clinching the playoffs for the fifth straight campaign.
Los Angeles Daily News

Impact
"With the evolution of this team, maybe four or five years ago, this was a big deal," Brown said. "Now, it's just part of the process. It's good to get it out of the way and get our game going. There's nothing to celebrate about making the playoffs. It's not a goal, it's an expectation." The Kings have a team capable of going far in the playoffs, but they'll have a tough time off the bat against their probable first round opponents, the San Jose Sharks.
Quick perfect in Kings' win | 04/03/2014 3:03 AM
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Jonathan Quick stopped all 17 shots he faced in Los Angeles 4-0 win over Phoenix Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was Quick's sixth shutout of the season and he has now won six of his last seven starts. He now has a 27-16-2 record with a fantastic 2.03 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.
Carter impressive in Kings' victory | 04/03/2014 2:57 AM
News
Jeff Carter scored a goal and registered an assist in Los Angeles 4-0 win over Phoenix Wednesday night.
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Impact
Carter now has 27 goals and 22 assists in 67 games this season. Anze Kopitar and Tanner Pearson both had a strong night also with a goal and an assist. Defenseman Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, while Alec Martinez added two helpers in the victory.
Jonathan Quick projects to start Wednesday | 04/02/2014 5:45 PM
News
Jonathan Quick is projected to start Wednesday night.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
He was the first netminder off the ice in the morning. Quick will be looking to bounce back after losing to Minnesota on Monday in his last outing. The defeat snapped his five-game win streak.
Dwight King skates with teammates Tuesday | 04/02/2014 9:04 AM
News
Dwight King (undisclosed) was on the ice for part of Tuesday's practice.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
King missed Monday's contest due to the ailment. He said his injury was the result of an accumulative problem rather than something resulting from a single hit absorbed. Consider him day-to-day.
Kings sign prospect Nic Dowd | 04/01/2014 4:28 PM
News
Nic Dowd has been selected in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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Impact
Dowd had 40 points and 32 penalty minutes in 38 NCAA contests with St. Cloud State this season. He was one of the Kings' two seventh round picks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The other, Jordan Nolan, has managed to play in 129 NHL games so far.
Michael Mersch signs entry-level deal | 04/01/2014 4:24 PM
News
Michael Mersch has inked a three-year, entry-level contract.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Mersch had 22 goals and 35 points in 37 NCAA games with the University of Wisconsin. The Kings took him in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Gaborik extends point streak to four games | 04/01/2014 9:48 AM
News
Marian Gaborik is on a four-game point streak.
Los Angeles Daily News

Impact
Gaborik recorded an assist in the Kings' 3-2 loss on Monday. He struggled to get anything going with Columbus this season, but he seems to have turned a corner with Los Angeles just in time for the playoffs.
Dwight King (undisclosed) didn't play Monday | 04/01/2014 9:46 AM
News
Dwight King missed Monday's game due to an undisclosed injury.
Los Angeles Daily News

Impact
King isn't expected to miss a lot of time due to this ailment, but there are no minor injuries at this stage of the season. He has 14 goals and 29 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
Quick and Kings lose to Wild | 04/01/2014 3:23 AM
News
Jonathan Quick let in three goals on 20 shots in Los Angeles' 3-2 loss to Minnesota Monday night.
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Impact
The loss snapped Quick's five-game winning streak and his record now stands in 26-16-2. He also has a fantastic 2.08 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. Despite some up-and-down moments to his game this season, Quick remains one of the stronger options between the pipes as the year winds down.
Williams scores in loss | 04/01/2014 3:19 AM
News
Justin Williams had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles' 3-2 loss to Minnesota Monday night.
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Impact
Williams 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.
Willie Mitchell has two point night Saturday | 03/31/2014 8:13 AM
News
Willie Mitchell has two assists Saturday for his first multi-point night since April 5, 2012.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
Mitchell is more of a defensive defenseman and has only a goal and nine points in 70 games this season but has four assists in his last five games. Kudos if you have had him in your lineup the past five games.
Anze Kopitar scores twice on Saturday | 03/30/2014 3:57 AM
News
Anze Kopitar scored twice on Saturday.
LAKings.com

Impact
Kopitar now has 24 goals and 62 points in 75 games and has been strong of late with 19 points in his last 18 games. He has led the Kings in points in each of the last six seasons and it's a cinch that he is going to do it again this season with a 15 point lead over Jeff Carter with just seven games remaining in the season.
Tyler Toffoli on four game points streak | 03/30/2014 3:52 AM
News
Tyler Toffoli pushed his consecutive points streak to four games with his 12th goal of the season.
LAKings.com

Impact
Toffoli has four points in his last four games and now has 29 points in 55 games to go with a plus-20 rating. He is definitely worth looking at next season as he should crack the top-six at some point.
Jonathan Quick wins fifth in a row | 03/30/2014 12:45 AM
News
Jonathan Quick won his fifth straight game Saturday night, as the Kings took down the Jets 4-2.
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Impact
In this winning streak, Quick has given up a total of nine goals, four of which came in the previous game. Despite some up-and-down moments to his game this season, Quick remains one of the stronger options between the pipes as the year winds down. He has a 2.06 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.
Kings say they're comfortable in 1-goal games | 03/29/2014 9:52 AM
News
Four of the Kings' last five games have been won by one goal.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
They beat Washington in a shootout at home last week and swept their three-game trip by one goal each, winning the second one, at Washington, again in a shootout. It's an admirable asset to have in the stretch run, gearing up for the playoffs and possessing the ability to perform in tight situations. "I think we're comfortable in those types of games," Kings captain Dustin Brown said after Thursday's 3-2 win at Pittsburgh in regulation. "Couple of games, blew [the] lead. It's about just grinding it out. It's getting closer to playoffs. You're never going to have . very seldom are you going to have an easy game." The Kings have won eight straight on the road, tying a franchise record, and will have a shot at nine in a row Thursday at San Jose. They first won eight consecutive road games from Dec. 18, 1974 to Jan. 16, 1975. Overall, the Kings have lost just three times in their last 16 games, a stretch going back to Feb. 6. In that span, they had an eight-game winning
Alec Martinez picks up a goal Thursday | 03/28/2014 10:03 AM
News
Alec Martinez scored a goal in a 3-2 win against Pittsburgh on Thursday.
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Impact
That extended Martinez's point streak to four games. He has just 18 points in 2013-14, but 11 of those points have been recorded in his last 13 contests.
Anze Kopitar reaches the 60 point milestone | 03/28/2014 10:01 AM
News
Anze Kopitar registered an assist in the Kings' 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Kopitar has 22 goals and 60 points in 74 games this season. Not counting the shortened campaign, he has recorded at least 60 points in seven consecutive seasons.
Martin Jones and Kings topple Penguins | 03/27/2014 10:41 PM
News
Martin Jones was solid for the Kings in Thursday's 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.
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Impact
Jones stopped 35 of 37 shots in the game, which improves his record to 11-5-0 on the season. Despite limited playing time behind starter Jonathan Quick, the Kings backup has proven capable of carrying the load when needed, as evidenced by his fantastic 1.91 GAA and .933 save percentage.
Drew Doughty's goal lifts Kings to win | 03/27/2014 10:35 PM
News
Drew Doughty scored the game-winning goal for Los Angeles in a 3-2 defeat of the Penguins Thursday night.
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Impact
Playing for the low-scoring Kings certainly holds back Doughty's offensive potential, as he's amassed just 36 points on the year despite his massive talent. Jeff Carter and Alec Martinez also found the back of the net for L.A. in the win.
Martin Jones likely to play against Penguins | 03/27/2014 4:13 PM
News
Martin Jones is probable to start Thursday night.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
He was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate, so he's projected to face the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marian Gaborik nets his ninth goal of 2013-14 | 03/26/2014 10:07 AM
News
Marian Gaborik scored a goal in the Kings' 5-4 shootout win against Washington.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
Gaborik now has three goals and five points in 10 games since being dealt to the Los Angeles Kings. That's nothing special, but on a more positive note, he's averaging 18:37 minutes per game in Los Angeles, up from 16:25 minutes with Columbus in 2013-14.
Kings approach road winning streak record | 03/26/2014 10:03 AM
News
The Los Angeles Kings have won seven straight games on the road.
LAKingsInsider.com

Impact
The Kings longest road streak was eight games, established from Dec. 18, 1974 to Jan. 16, 1975. Los Angeles now has a 42-25-6 and is likely to finish third in the Pacific Division, setting up a first round series against either Anaheim or San Jose.
Jonathan Quick stays hot, beats Caps in SO | 03/25/2014 11:18 PM
News
Jonathan Quick was able to steer the Kings to a comeback victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night, stopping 23 shots.
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Impact
Quick has won four straight games and improves his record to 25-15-2 this year with a .916 save percentage and 2.06 goals against average. After going through a New Years slump where he won just once in nine games, Quick has responded with a 10-2-0 record from mid-February until now.
Dustin Brown notches two points in Kings win | 03/25/2014 11:13 PM
News
Dustin Brown posted a goal and an assist in the Kings' 5-4 shootout victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Brown has nine points in 12 games since the Olympic break, which accounts for one of the burly winger's best stretches of the season. Brown has 14 goals and 11 assists this year through 70 games.
Marian Gaborik still struggling with Kings | 03/25/2014 7:28 PM
News
Marian Gaborik has just two goals and two assists through his first nine games with the Los Angeles Kings.
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Impact
Gaborik has stayed on the Kings' top line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams since he was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier this month. Although the elite forward is clearly going through an adjustment, the three-time 40 goal scorer and seven time 30 goal scorer should still be in starting fantasy lineups, as he could break out at any time.
D. Sutter surpasses brother in games coached | 03/25/2014 9:47 AM
News
Darryl Sutter now ranks 17th on the all-time games coached list with 1,029.
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Impact
He surpassed his brother Brian Sutter in the process. Sutter also recently reached the 500 win milestone and has a 502-374-101-52 record after Monday's victory over Philadelphia.
Jeff Carter scores in win over Philly | 03/24/2014 10:00 PM
News
Jeff Carter scored a goal for the Kings in Monday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.
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Impact
Carter netted his 25th goal of the campaign against his former club and has now reached that plateau six times in his career. Dwight King and Justin Williams also scored for L.A. in the win.
Jonathan Quick and Kings dust off Flyers | 03/24/2014 9:46 PM
News
Jonathan Quick and his Los Angeles Kings outlasted the red hot Flyers to earn a 3-2 decision on Monday.
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Impact
Quick was sharp in the contest as he steered aside 30 of the 32 shots he faced to improve his record to 24-15-2. The fantasy stud has enjoyed another strong campaign despite a brief period of missed time due to injury and now possesses a GAA of 2.01 and a .918 save percentage.
Dustin Brown expected to practice on Monday | 03/24/2014 5:44 AM
News
Dustin Brown (chest contusion) is expected to participate in practice on Monday according to coach Darryl Sutter.
LAKings.com

Impact
Brown suffered the injury on Saturday and he will likely be a game-time decision on Monday when the Kings take on the Flyers. He has 12 goals and 22 points this season which has to frustrate him and his fantasy owners. Stay tuned.
Carter to play 1st game as visitor in Philly | 03/23/2014 12:47 PM
News
Although it has been three seasons since he has played for the Flyers, Jeff Carter has not played a game in Philadelphia as visiting player.
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Impact
That's going to change when the Kings face off against the Flyers in Philly Monday night. Carter is downplaying his return to the City of Brotherly Love where he enjoyed tremendous success but was also the lightning rod of controversy. "It is what it is. It's been three years since I left there. It's not a big deal really," Carter said. "It should be a lot of fun though." We doubt the vocal Philly fans will be kind to Carter, though. It will be interesting to see if he brings his A-game to the Wells Fargo Center.
Brown en route to Philadelphia | 03/23/2014 12:37 PM
News
Updating an item posted only minutes ago, Dustin Brown is on a plane bound for Philadelphia.
LA Kings Insider

Impact
We have learned he sustained a chest contusion in Saturday's game and will be looked at by doctors in Phildelphia Monday to see if he can play against the Flyers. Brown's fortunes are improving.
Brown doesn't travel with team to Philly | 03/23/2014 12:32 PM
News
Dustin Brown did not travel with his teammates to Philadelphia due to an upper-body injury he sustained in Saturday's game after colliding with the Panthers' Dylan Olsen.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
He remained in Los Angeles to have his upper-body injury re-evaluated on Sunday and is at best questionable for the Kings' game against the Flyers on Monday. There is a possibility, however, that if Brown checks out OK he could jump on a plane and participate in the Kings' three-game road trip. Stay tuned for further updates.
Kings' Quick blanks FLA for franchise record | 03/22/2014 6:44 PM
News
Jonathan Quick stopped all 24 shots he faced in a 4-0 victory against Florida on Saturday.
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Impact
He has the most wins in the Kings' franchise history now. Quick picked up his fifth goose egg and his 23rd "W" of the season. Quick also has a .917 save percentage and he ranks second in the league with a 2.01 goals-against average.
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