Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick picked up his fourth shutout of the season on Tuesday as Los Angeles defeated Detroit, 1-0.
Insight: The Kings have now won eight in a row and have moved into sole possession of third place in the Pacific division. Quick made 20 saves in the victory. He is 25-15-10 with a 2.38 GAA and .914 save percentage this season.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will likely start Monday night.
Insight: With Los Angeles on the outside of the playoff picture, the Kings will continue to ride Quick, as it will be his 12th consecutive start. He has a 2.50 GAA and .909 save percentage through 47 games this season.
Description: Kings left winger Dwight King had a goal and finished plus-one on Saturday versus the Capitals.
Insight: King posted a season-high seven shots on net, which led the team. King has been much more invovled in the offense the last few months. In all of November, King has just 10 shots on net. He already has 17 in February. King has 10 goals and eight assists this season.
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter earned three assists Thursday night as his line with Tyler Toffoli and Dwight King did most of the heavy lifting in a 5-3 victory.
Insight: Carter continued his excellent season, raising his point total to a team-leading 41 (15 G, 26 A). He gets time on an improving second line and solid power play minutes (6G, 5A) which increases his fantasy value.
Description: Kings forward Tyler Toffoli posted his first NHL hat trick Thursday night, pouring in a goal in each period to power his team to a 5-3 victory
Insight: He took six shots to reach the milestone and added an assist too. We understand he also sold popcorn in between the periods. Toffoli has set career highs in goals (18) and points (35) or a line with Jeff Carter and either Dwight King or Tanner Pearson (injured).
Description: Kings forward Tyler Toffoli is listed as probable for Wednesday's game versus the Blackhawks.
Insight: Toffoli has missed the last six games with mono. If he returns, he will skate next to Dwight King and Jeff Carter.
Toffoli has almost matched last season's totals in the first 41 games. He has 12 goals and 27 points against 12 goals and 29 points in 62 games last season.
Description: Kings backup goalie Martin Jones will likely start Monday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He was the first goalie off the ice this afternoon, leading many to believe he will get the nod. Jones has not started a game in a month, but does have a 2.32 GAA and .908 save percentage this season.
Description: Kings left winger Tanner Pearson has been placed on the injured list.
Insight: Pearson suffered a fractured left fibula in Saturday's game and is out indefinitely. He has shown he can score with 12 goals this season, but just four assists and 68 shots limits his fantasy value.
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Insight: Kopitar has eight goals and 17 assists this season, which is disappointing after last season's Cup run. Kopitar is also minus-five, which is his worst rating since 2008-2009. Last season, he was plus-34. Hopefully Kopitar can get going soon.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik scored two goals in the loss Tuesday.
Insight: Gaborik still did not post a plus-rating as the Kings as a team had a poor game. Los Angeles lost, 5-2, with the final goal coming with an empty net. Gaborik was the lone bright spot with two scores on three shots.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik will play on the third line Sunday.
Insight: Coach Darryl Sutter has played with his lines, and he has decided to move Gaborik and Justin Williams to the third line to play with Anze Kopitar. Gaborik has four goals and four assists in 18 games this season.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik (illness) is probable for Tuesday's game against Buffalo.
Insight: Gaborik has missed the last four contests, but skated in Sunday's practice on the top line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. Get him back in your lineup. he has four goals and four assists in 15 games this season.
Description: Kings forward Tyler Toffoli had another strong game Saturday versus Vancouver.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with four shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +3 rating. Toffoli now has 17 points overall and is +14 on the season. He has been one of the biggest surprises early on.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik had his best game of the season, Saturday against the Canucks.
Insight: It was only his seventh game of the season, but Gaborik recorded a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a +2 rating on the night. He now has three points overall. Owners should be prepared for Gaborik to break loose.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick won his first game of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Quick stopped 31-of-32 shots, including all four power-play shots he faced. Quick nearly recorded the shutout against the Oilers, but Edmonton scored in the final minute. The Kings goalie is 1-1-1 to start the season.
Description: Kings left winger Tanner Pearson had two goals and an assist against the Oilers.
Insight: Los Angeles scored the first six goals of the game on Tuesday with the final two coming from Pearson. Pearson's second goal was on the power play. He was plus-two with two shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Pearson has four goals on the season.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik is dealing with an injury and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game with Edmonton.
Insight: Gaborik showed what he could do for LA in the postseason posting 14 goals and 22 points in 26 games, but injuries are the hurdle he must get past to have a fantasy-worthy season. Mike Richards is set to play in his spot on the top line.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is still in search of his first win of the season.
Insight: After giving up four goals in the opener, Quick gave up another three Saturday night, in an overtime loss to the Coyotes. He was much better in his second game however, stopping 37-of-40 shots. He is now 0-1-1, but owners should not worry, as Quick is one of the elite goalies in the NHL.
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter notched his first goal of the 2014-15 season on Saturday night.
Insight: It was his first point of the season as well. Carter was +2 on the night, with four shots on goal, in Los Angeles' overtime loss to Arizona. He should end up around the 50-to-60 point mark by season's end.
Description: Kings defensman Drew Doughty is a solid two-way player who can also add decent scoring to your fantasy lineup.
Insight: The 24-year-old posted just 37 points in 2013-14, but we see improvement in 2014-15. And you have to love his big plus/minus numbers. He's only posted 40 or more points one time, but we think he cracks it this season.
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter knows how to put the pick in the next and that won't change in 2014-15.
Insight: He lit the lamp 27 times last season and we are predicting 28 goals in 2014-15 playing on the second line with youngsters Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli. He's not back to his Philadelphia days, but he's still a rock-solid fantasy option.
Description: Kings winger Justin Williams should get the cushy spot on the first line with left winger Marian Gaborik and center Anze Kopitar.
Insight: Williams played like an elite winger in the playoffs (9 goals, 16 assists), now fantasy owners want to see that same level of production in the regular season. He posted 19 goals, 24 assists and 239 shots on goal in 2013-14. Nice, but we need more and our projection have him reaching the 60-point mark for the first time with Los Angeles.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik could be in for a very good season on a line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams.
Insight: Gaborik showed what he could do for LA in the postseason posting 14 goals and 22 points in 26 games. Now if he can just stay healthy and play a full season, he played 41 last year, the sky's the limit. TSN's projection have him scoring 32 times for 54 points.
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar will play between Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams this season which could help him break into the next level.
Insight: Kopitar scored 29 goals and 70 points in 82 games last season and has scored at least 61 points in every full season. But he's only cracked 80 points one time. The addition of Gaborik might change that.
Description: Kings head coach Darryl Sutter believes that center Anze Kopitar does not get the recognition for his offensive game according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Kopitar scored 29 goals and 70 points in 82 games last season. He also led the Stanley Cup playoffs in points. The center will certainly draw attention in standard fantasy leagues as he should go pretty early.
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.