Despite the recent slump, the 35-year-old center is up to 11 goals, 30 points, 81 shots on net, 43 hits and 50 blocked shots through 41 appearances. He's on track to reach the 60-point mark for the fifth time in six years, with the exception being the 56-game 2020-21 campaign.... See Less Kings' Pheonix Copley: Earns seventh straight win Copley allowed two goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
This was Copley's seventh straight win. During the streak, Jonathan Quick has picked up a pair of starts and lost them both, further solidifying Copley's grip on the No. 1 job. The 30-year-old has allowed two or fewer goals in five of the games during his streak. He's up to 9-1-0 with a 2. 52 GAA and a. 908 save percentage through 10 starts. The Kings will have a tough test Thursday when they host the league-leading Bruins.... See Less Kings' Arthur Kaliyev: Remains out Jan 3, 2023 Kaliyev (lower body) won't be available for Tuesday's game against Dallas, Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider reports. Kaliyev's status for Thursday's tilt with Boston hasn't been determined yet.
27. For the season, he's at six points, 20 shots on net, 30 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 25 outings.... See Less Kings' Adrian Kempe: Scores go-ahead goal on power play Kempe scored a power-play goal on three shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Kempe's third-period tally came on a pass from Kevin Fiala. It also held up as the game-winner -- three of Kempe's 15 tallies this season have sealed wins for the Kings.
He remains on injured reserve and is listed as day-to-day. Kaliyev, who has been out since Dec. 20, has nine goals and 19 points in 34 games during the 2022-23 campaign.... See Less Kings' Pheonix Copley: Exits ice first Tuesday Copley was the first goalie to leave the ice Tuesday, LA Kings Insider Zach Dooley reports, indicating he will be in goal at home versus Dallas. Copley will be making his eighth appearance in the Kings' last 10 outings and appears to have cemented himself as the No. 1 option for Los Angeles. In those prior seven contests, the 30-year-old netminder is sporting a 6-1-0 record and 2.
He's earned three goals and three helpers over his last eight contests. The 23-year-old forward is up to a career-high 25 points (16 tallies, nine assists), 82 shots on net, 31 hits and a plus-4 rating through 40 games this season.... See Less Kings' Drew Doughty: Registers 20th helper Doughty logged an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Doughty set up an Anze Kopitar tally in the second period. This was Doughty's second assist in as many contests since he snapped a four-game point drought.
The 33-year-old is up to two tallies, 20 helpers, 75 shots on net, 58 hits, 61 blocked shots, 22 PIM and a plus-5 rating through 40 outings. He had 31 points in 39 games last season, but Doughty's pace this year is much more in line with the level he's expected to play at.... See Less Kings' Kevin Fiala: Earns two assists in win Fiala picked up two assists (one on the power play), four shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Fiala has earned four helpers over his last three games, with two of them coming on the power play. He's gone six games without a goal, though playing on the third line may be limiting the quality of passes he's receiving.
The second overall pick from 2020 has picked up four assists, seven shots on net, seven hits and a minus-1 rating through 12 contests this season, though he's more often been in a middle-six spot. Getting more exposure to the Kings' best forwards could give Byfield a bump on offense.... See More... See Less Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Plucks apple in win Vilardi notched an assist and five shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Vilardi continues to be a solid source of supporting offense lately.
"We probably got what we deserved tonight, " said L. A. coach Todd McLellan after the game. The Kings played well in small spurts, but it wasn't enough to help Quick get the W. The 36-year-old last won Dec. 1 and is 1-3-2 with 22 goals allowed in that span.... See Less Kings' Trevor Moore: Not close to return Moore (undisclosed) is not expected back within a week, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports. Moore's already missed three straight games, so it's possible the Kings could place him on injured reserve if they need to open up a roster spot. If the 27-year-old is sidelined for another week, he'd miss games Tuesday versus the Stars and Thursday versus the Bruins at a minimum. Alex Iafallo and Viktor Arvidsson should continue to handle second-line gigs while Moore is out....
Danault scored for the third straight game to extend his point streak to seven games and nine points (five goals, four assists). He put the Kings up 2-1 in the first when he wired a slap shot glove side from the left circle off a rush. Danault's point streak is tied for his longest in the NHL and he has 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) in 40 games. At that pace, he'll establish a new career mark in points this season with close to 60 while stacking up face-off wins.... See Less Kings' Jonathan Quick: Gets little help in loss Quick made 19 saves Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Flyers. He allowed three goals. It was a tough night for Quick, who played behind a lackluster squad.
The 26-year-old winger is up to 10 goals, 39 points (12 on the power play), 119 shots on net, 32 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 41 contests. He's a little behind the pace he set when he had 85 points in 82 outings last season, but he's still a fairly consistent scoring threat.... See Less Kings' Rasmus Kupari: Opens scoring Tuesday Kupari scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Kupari buried a pass from Kevin Fiala 7:58 into the first period to open the scoring. The goal was Kupari's third of the season, but it was his first point in his last 11 contests. The 22-year-old has mainly been limited to fourth-line duties -- his 11:55 of ice time Tuesday was his highest mark since Nov.
74 GAA.... See Less Kings' Trevor Moore: Won't play Tuesday Moore (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Dallas, Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider reports. Moore will miss his fourth straight game. His availability for Thursday's game against Boston hasn't been determined yet. Moore, who is considered to be day-to-day, has seven goals and 19 points in 37 contests this campaign.... See Less Kings' Phillip Danault: Seven-game scoring streak Jan 1, 2023 Danault scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.
See Less Kings' Trevor Moore: Won't return Saturday Dec 31, 2022 Moore (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Saturday versus Philadelphia, per Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site. Moore has seven goals and 19 points in 37 contests this season. He also missed the Kings' previous two games. Quinton Byfield, who was called up from the AHL on Tuesday, is slated to play in his third straight contest....
The 26-year-old has scored in back-to-back contests, and he's up to 25 points, 113 shots on net, 55 hits, 24 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 41 outings overall.... See Less Kings' Anze Kopitar: Ends slump with goal Kopitar scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Kopitar's second-period tally put the Kings up 2-1, though that lead lasted less than a minute. The goal snapped Kopitar's five-game point drought, and it was his first tally since Dec. 11.
Los Angeles Kings News, Scores, Status, Schedule - NHLTop Kings News Kings' Quinton Byfield: Grabs helper in win Rotowire Jan 4, 2023 Byfield notched an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Byfield had the secondary assist on Anze Kopitar's second-period marker. With Trevor Moore (upper body) and Arthur Kaliyev (lower body) out, Byfield has seen some top-line usage at even strength recently.