Description: Marian Gaborik has re-signed with the Kings for seven years.
Insight: Los Angeles hit the jackpot in its deadline acquisition of Gaborik for Matt Frattin and two draft picks. He had five goals and 11 assists in 19 regular season games and led the NHL with 14 goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to help the Kings win their second title in three years. This is still a risky signing, however, because Gaborik is 32 years old and missed 41 games last season.
Description: Kings winger Justin Williams took home the Conn Smythe trophy for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Insight: Williams produced nine goals and 25 points in 26 postseason games for the Stanley Cup champions after putting up 19 goals, 24 assists and 239 shots on goal in the regular season. In the seven games in which the Kings faced elimination this postseason, Williams had six goals and five assists.
Description: With the Kings down 2-1 going into the third period and facing a 2-0 series deficit in the Western Conference Finals versus Chicago, Jeff Carter suddenly came to life. He had a hat trick in the final period and L.A. walked away with a 6-2 win.
Insight: The Kings scored the final six goals of the game, five in the third period. The veteran has had an outstanding postseason, putting up 16 points (seven goals) in 16 games.
Description: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell is questionable for Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday against Anaheim with an upper body injury.
Insight: He did skate before Game 6, but didn't play. Mitchell isn't a big scorer (1 G, 11 A), but he plays solid defense (+14). Still, it's not enough production for most fantasy owners. He has one point in six playoff contests.
Description: Los Angeles right wing Marian Gaborik had himself a night Saturday in a win over the Ducks.
Insight: He had a hand in all three L.A. goals, assisting on the first and scoring the last two himself. He's provided seven points (four goals, three helpers) during the Kings' five-game winning streak. Game 2 will be Monday at Anaheim.
Description: Jonathan Quick saved the Kings' season Saturday with a win against San Jose.
Insight: Saturday was Quick's eighth shutout in 55 career postseason appearances. Prior to Saturday, Quick had allowed three or more goals in each of his last six games. Game 6 is Monday at Staples Center.
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (shoulder) has been given a clean bill of health going into the postseason, according to lakingsinsider.com.
Insight: Doughty last played on April 3 and finished the season with 10 goals, 27 assists, 177 SOG, 64 PIM and a +18 rating. He participated fully in practice and will play in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Sharks. "I've known I'm good to go," Doughty said.
Description: Kings center Mike Richards has scored two goals in his last three games.
Insight: Richards has zero assists to go with four goals in 12 games this month. The 29-year-old was a four-time 60-point producer with the Flyers but has put up just 117 points in 195 games with the Kings, including 41 in 73 games this season.
Description: Kings right wing Dustin Brown (chest) skated 14 minutes Monday at Philadelphia and should be fine to play Tuesday against the Capitals.
Insight: Brown suffered a chest contusion Saturday and was questionable for Monday's game. The Kings captain has just 13 goals and 10 assists in 69 games this season, well off the 18 goals and 11 assists he had in 46 games a season ago.
Description: Jonathan Quick set the Kings record for wins by a goalie with his 172nd victory Saturday against Florida.
Insight: Quick surpassed Rogie Vachon, who was in attendance, with a 24-save shutout of the Panthers. The Kings netminder has posted a 1.80 GAA and a .926 SV% in 25 games since he returned from a groin strain in January.
Description: Sunday was an eventful night for Kings center Jeff Carter.
Insight: Carter netted two goals including one on the power play. He also assisted on Trevor Lewis' goal in the second period. Because all of that wasn't enough for Carter, he decided to punch a guy and get a ten-minute misconduct. Carter and the Kings have now win six straight games. They'll have a chance to make it seven in a row Monday night at Calgary.
Description: Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick is the projected starter against the Wild after leaving the ice first during Tuesday's morning skate.
Insight: Quick beat the Canucks with 27 saves on 28 shots Saturday in his return to the lineup after missing 24 games with a groin injury. Both Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones were dominant in Quick's absence due in large part to Los Angeles' tremendous defense, and Quick should be able to continue their success if he's finally healthy.
Description: The Kings have sent goalie Martin Jones back to Manchester of the AHL. SOURCE: Kings on Twitter
Insight: The Kings needed to make room on their roster for Jonathan Quick. Jones did extremely well during his 11-game stint in the NHL (8-3, 1.41 GAA, .950 save percentage). If something happens to Quick or Ben Scrivens, Los Angeles won't hesitate to bring him back.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick could be back in the net Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Quick has been out with a strained groin since Nov. 12. Quick's fantasy owners actually caught a break when rookie Martin Jones started out 8-0-0 with three shutouts because it put a stop to Ben Scrivens' hot streak and removed any chance of a goalie controversy. The team will send Jones, who has lost three straight games, back to the minors and keep Scrivens on the bench behind Quick.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made the trip with the team and could return the first week in January.
Insight: Quick has been out with a strained groin since Nov. 12. Quick (10-5-0, 2.35 GAA, .905 SV%) will take over as primary goaltender when healthy, though Ben Scrivens (7-4-4, 1.76 GAA, .938 SV%) has played well as his replacement.
Description: Los Angeles rookie Martin Jones tied a Bob Froese's NHL record with his eighth straight win to start his career Saturday.
Insight: Jones has taken the starting job away from Ben Scrivens despite Scrivens' league-leading .941 SV% and 1.66 GAA by putting up a 0.98 GAA, a .966 SV% and three shutouts. He's a must-own in all leagues. Jonathan Quick owners have to hope Jones cools off enough that the team can get away with sending him to the AHL when Quick returns from his groin strain in a couple of weeks.
Description: Los Angeles rookie Martin Jones continued his dominance Tuesday in a shutout win over Edmonton.
Insight: The 23-year-old hasn't allowed more than two goals in any game this season. Three of his first six games have been shutouts. Jones (24 saves on Tuesday) is definitely worth a look while Jonathan Quick remains sidelined with a groin strain.
Description: Kings goalie Martin Jones started and won his fifth straight game Saturday at Ottawa with 37 saves on 39 shots.
Insight: It looks like the Kings are rolling with the hot hand, and the 23-year-old rookie couldn't be hotter right now. He's allowed two goals or less in each of his five starts with two shutouts. Ben Scrivens hasn't played since Dec. 2.
Description: Kings backup goalie Martin Jones picked up a second straight shutout Tuesday at Montreal.
Insight: In his first three career starts, he's gone 3-0-0 with a 0.65 GAA and a .973 SV%. It seems any goalie the Kings plug in can get the job done for fantasy owners, including Jonathan Bernier last season, starter Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Jones. While Scrivens is 7-2-4 with a 1.56 GAA and a .943 SV% this season, Los Angeles has stuck with the hot hand in Jones the last three games.
Description: In just his second career start, Kings goalie Martin Jones recorded a shutout Saturday in a victory over the Islanders.
Insight: He finished with 16 saves. Jones is now 2-0 with a 0.97 GAA in two appearances. It will be interesting to see if head coach Darryl Sutter goes with the hot hand and keep Jones in for Tuesday's game in Montreal. His other option is Ben Scrivens.
Description: Kings netminder Jonathan Quick is expected to be out until Christmas with a strained groin. SOURCE: Daren Millard, Sportsnet 590
Insight: Quick's original timetable for recovery was between four and six weeks so that sounds about right. Ben Scrivens has done remarkably well in Quick's absence, winning four straight with two shutouts during that span.
Description: Kings netminder Jonathan Quick left Tuesday's game in overtime with a groin injury and will miss Thursday's game against the NY Islanders.
Insight: Quick went back to Los Angeles for evaluation by team doctors rather than getting examined on the road. The 27-year-old is 10-5-0 with a 2.35 GAA and a .905 SV% this season. Backup Ben Scrivens will stand between the pipes. He has a 1.89 GAA and .924 save percentage in five games this season.
Description: Kings netminder Jonathan Quick left Tuesday's game in overtime with an apparent lower-body injury, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Quick will go back to Los Angeles for evaluation by team doctors rather than getting examined on the road. That means he'll likely miss Thursday's game in Long Island. The 27-year-old is 10-5-0 with a 2.35 GAA and a .905 SV% this season. If he has to miss time, backup Ben Scrivens would move into the net.
Description: Kings center Mike Richards has three goals and nine points during a five-game scoring streak.
Insight: Richards has attempted 22 SOG during the streak and has five goals and 17 points in 18 games this season. It's his best production since 2008, when he had 80 points in 79 games with Philadelphia. He'll probably settle in the 65-point range.
Description: Kings center Mike Richards scored again Saturday versus the Canucks.
Insight: Richards also added two assists. The former first-round pick has now scored at least once in each of his last three games. That's Richards' longest streak since November of 2011 when he scored in five straight games.
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar had three helpers Saturday against Dallas.
Insight: Kopitar doesn't have a goal yet, but he does have eight assists in the first nine games. He's scored at least 61 points in each of his six full seasons and had 42 in 47 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
Description: Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick had his best start of the season Friday at Carolina, saving 27 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory.
Insight: Quick had a 3.13 GAA over his first four starts this season. Fantasy owners are looking for a return to his 2011-12 form after he had a 2.45 GAA and one shutout in 37 games last season. He'll likely start again at Florida Sunday.
Description: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty scored a goal in Los Angeles' season opener Thursday against Minnesota.
Insight: Doughty didn't score his first goal until his 29th game last season after producing an average of 12 goals per season from 2009-12, but he notched five goals in the final month of the season and got off to a good start Thursday.