Los Angeles activates goalie Quick off injured reserve
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have activated goaltender Jonathan Quick off injured reserve.
Quick, who is the Kings' regular goalie, has missed the last 12 games due to a lower-body injury.
The 32-year-old Quick has played in only four games this season. He is 0-3-1 with a 4.55 goals-against average and .845 save percentage. Los Angeles opens a three-game road trip on Tuesday against Vancouver.
LA Kings goalie Jack Campbell out 4-6 weeks with knee injury
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings goalie Jack Campbell will be out for at least a month after surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his knee, dealing another blow Monday to the NHL's last-place team.
Los Angeles (5-10-1) is without its top two goalies after Campbell's injury followed Jonathan Quick's surgery last month to repair a meniscus tear in his own knee.
Kings won’t start Jonathan Quick, activate Dustin Brown
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will not play against the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Quick is day to day because of a lower-body injury, general manager Rob Blake said in a statement.
The injury is not believed to be related to a lower-body injury Quick sustained in practice on Oct. 6, which caused him to miss five games.
Jack Campbell will start against the Rangers on Sunday. Campbell has a 2-4-0 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.
LA Kings G Jonathan Quick activated from injured reserve
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have activated goalie Jonathan Quick from injured reserve.
The Kings also sent goalie Peter Budaj back to their AHL affiliate in Ontario on Thursday before Los Angeles' home game against the New York Islanders.
Quick played in the Kings' season opener, but missed the next five games with a lower-body injury sustained in practice. Jack Campbell played all five games in Los Angeles' net during Quick's absence.
Kings’ Jonathan Quick sustains lower-body injury in practice
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was placed on injured reserve Sunday after sustaining a lower-body injury in practice the previous day.
Jack Campbell will start against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Campbell went 2-0-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in four starts for Los Angeles last season.
Skilled Lightning eye another deep playoff run
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
LAST SEASON: 54-23-5, 113 points. Won Atlantic Division. Lost to Washington Capitals in Eastern Conference Finals.
COACH: Jon Cooper (sixth NHL season, 242-143-40, 36-28 playoffs).
ADDED: F Andy Andreoff.
LOST: F Chris Kunitz, G Peter Budaj, D Jake Dotchin.
Giroux has 3 assists, Flyers beat Lightning 5-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Claude Giroux had three assists, Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night.
Philadelphia also got goals from Wayne Simmonds, Shayne Gostisbehere, Brandon Manning and Valtteri Filppula. Brian Elliott, making his 13th consecutive start, stopped 24 shots.
The Flyers had lost four of five, including 3-2 at Florida on Thursday night.
Stamkos leads Lightning past Avalanche 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the first NHL team with 20 wins by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Thursday night.
Stamkos, who entered with one goal and two assists over his previous eight games, got his 12th goal early in the first. He also assisted on Vladislav Namestnikov's tiebreaking goal at 8:09 of the second and Alex Killorn's third of the season 4:57 into the third.
Jared McCann has hat trick, Panthers beat Lightning 5-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jared McCann scored three goals to help the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
Radim Vrbata and Michael Matheson also scored, and James Reimer made 34 saves.
Alex Killorn and Vladislav Namestnikov scored for the Lightning, and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots.
BLACKHAWKS 4, RED WINGS 2
At Detroit, Alex DeBrincat broke a tie at 8:16 of the third period in the Chicago Blackhawks' victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goalie Darcy Kuemper has agreed to a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings announced the deal Saturday.
Kuemper had spent his entire career with the Minnesota Wild, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2009. He never managed to win the full-time starting job in Minnesota, and he has been a backup since Minnesota acquired Devan Dubnyk in January 2015.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Point celebrated his 21st birthday in style at Madison Square Garden.
Point scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 6:39 remaining to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the New York Rangers 3-2 on Monday night.
Streit scores in debut, Penguins top Lightning 5-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mark Streit was dealt from Philadelphia to Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh in the span of a few hours at the trade deadline on Wednesday.
If his head was swimming, it hardly showed. The veteran defenseman wasted little time making an impression with the Penguins, scoring the go-ahead goal in the third period as Pittsburgh pulled away from the Lightning 5-2 on Friday night.
LA Kings acquire goalie Ben Bishop in trade with Lightning
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have decided to make their postseason push with two dependable veteran goalies sharing the crease.
Los Angeles acquired Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday in a trade including goalie Peter Budaj and an exchange of draft picks.
Kings top Avs, Sutter ties Murray for most wins as LA coach
DENVER (AP) — Just like his goaltender, Darryl Sutter proved good at deflecting.
Sutter sidestepped questions about moving into a tie for most wins as coach of the Los Angeles Kings following a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Carter nets 4 points, Kings beat Panthers 6-3 to end drought
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — After being outscored 10-0 in their previous two games, the Los Angeles Kings responded in a big way.
Jeff Carter had two goals and two assists, and the Kings easily beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Thursday night.
Dwight King, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli and Dustin Brown also scored for Los Angeles, while Peter Budaj made 36 saves. Carter's four points were a season high, and the Kings poured in six goals for the first time since getting seven at Toronto on Nov. 8.
Carter nets 4 points, Kings beat Panthers 6-3 to end drought
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Carter had two goals and two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a two-game scoreless drought in easily beating the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Thursday night.
Dwight King, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli and Dustin Brown also scored for the Kings, while Peter Budaj made 36 saves. Carter's four points were a season high, and Los Angeles poured in six goals for the first time since getting seven at Toronto on Nov. 8.
Bishop, Kucherov help Lightning beat Kings 5-0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ben Bishop came up big early and the Tampa Bay offense did the rest.
Bishop made 28 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice during a three-goal second period and the Lightning blanked the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay, which won consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 20-22, also got goals from Jonathan Drouin, Gabriel Dumont and Braydon Coburn.
"They're battling, you can see that," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.
Grubauer shuts out Kings, Capitals chase Budaj in 5-0 win
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philipp Grubauer starts rarely enough that he doesn't want to show his face when he loses. He can show it plenty until his next chance.
Grubauer stopped a season-high 38 shots to shut out the Los Angeles Kings as the Washington Capitals ended Peter Budaj's shutout streak in a 5-0 rout Sunday. Washington snapped Los Angeles' winning streak at five and Budaj's shutout streak at 147:21 in winning its third game in a row.
Budaj, Carter lead Kings over Flyers in OT, 5th win in row
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Carter doesn't know where the Los Angeles Kings would be without goalie Peter Budaj. They probably could say the same about Carter.
Budaj posted his NHL-leading seventh shutout, Carter scored midway through overtime and the Kings won their fifth in a row, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Saturday.
Budaj, who wasn't even on the Kings' roster on opening night, extended his shutout streak to 144 minutes, 5 seconds. He made 17 saves.
Carter leads surging LA Kings’ 5-0 rout of woeful Avalanche
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After so many nights of offensive struggle this season, the Los Angeles Kings scored on their opening shift and never let up on the woeful Colorado Avalanche.
Jeff Carter scored two goals and Peter Budaj earned his sixth shutout of the season in the Kings' fourth consecutive victory, 5-0 over Colorado on Wednesday night.
Kings score 3 late in 3rd to beat skidding Hurricanes 3-0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Peter Budaj has been making the most of his opportunity to be a No. 1 goalie this season. And on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, the 34-year-old netminder was brilliant.
Budaj stopped 22 shots and his Los Angeles Kings killed off the final four penalties to win 3-0 in their last game before the All-Star break.
Kings snap 4-game losing streak with 3-1 win over Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Anze Kopitar and Tanner Pearson scored in the opening 1:46, and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez capped their three-goal first period and Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots in his 21st win of the season. Jeff Carter had the primary assist on the first two goals.
Kyle Quincey scored in the third period for New Jersey, which has lost five straight at home.
Muzzin, Pearson lead LA Kings’ 5-1 rout of struggling Blues
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings are tired of scrapping and rallying every night, so they put together a rare blowout victory.
The St. Louis Blues are getting far too familiar with being on the other side of these games, particularly with struggling Jake Allen in net.
Jake Muzzin and Tanner Pearson scored two goals apiece in the Kings' fourth victory in six games, 5-1 over St. Louis on Thursday night.
Jiri Hudler shoots Stars past LA Kings in 6-4 thriller
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jiri Hudler scored the tiebreaking goal with 12:16 to play, and the Dallas Stars blew a late two-goal lead before hanging on for a wild 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
Hudler, Tyler Seguin and Devin Shore had a goal and an assist apiece for the Stars, who snapped a three-game skid despite giving up four goals to the Kings in just over 10 minutes spanning the final two periods.
Kings hold on for 3-2 win over Sharks behind Carter’s goal
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To celebrate their 50th NHL season, the Los Angeles Kings honored the goal scorers from the "Miracle on Manchester" playoff comeback prior to their game Saturday.
On this night, though, the Kings didn't need a five-goal rally in the third period. They saw to that with a desperate early effort.
Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty and Tanner Pearson each scored a goal, and the Kings returned home to defeat the San Jose Sharks 3-2.
Budaj’s 28 saves lead Kings over Predators 4-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A road game for Nic Dowd definitely had a home feeling to it.
Peter Budaj made 28 saves and Dowd, a Huntsville, Alabama native, scored to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Nick Shore, Jeff Carter and Devin Setoguchi also scored for Los Angeles. Playing the sixth of their season-long nine-game road swing, the Kings improved their record to 3-2-1 on the current trip.
Budaj’s 28 saves lead Kings over Predators 4-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peter Budaj made 28 saves to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Nick Shore, Nic Dowd, Jeff Carter and Devin Setoguchi scored for Los Angeles. Playing the sixth of their season-long nine-game road swing, the Kings improved their record to 3-2-1 on the current trip.
Budaj made 12 saves in the first period, nine in the second and seven in the third en route to his fourth shutout of the season and 15th of his career.
Toffoli scores in OT for Kings, snaps Pens’ streak
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Since stumbling to start this lengthy road trip, the Los Angeles Kings have rebounded with consecutive victories, including a win against one of the NHL's hottest teams.
Tyler Toffoli scored a minute into overtime, helping the Kings end the Pittsburgh Penguins' seven-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Friday night.
Eichel scores 2 goals in Sabres’ 6-3 win over Kings
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly got angry and the Buffalo Sabres' offense got rolling.
Jack Eichel scored two goals in a 2:08 span of the second period and assisted on another goal for the Sabres in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
But it was O'Reilly's goal earlier in the second that sparked a flurry of four goals in a 6:13 stretch for the Sabres.
Carter’s OT goal puts Kings past Hawks 2-1, 5th straight win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One spectacular shot by Jeff Carter kept the Los Angeles Kings rolling on an increasingly impressive winning streak.
Carter scored his 10th goal of the season 1:06 into overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth consecutive victory.
Alec Martinez scored and Peter Budaj stopped 18 shots for the Kings, who persevered through a back-and-forth game for their third straight win over Chicago at Staples Center.
King scores 2 late, Kings top Isles 4-2 for 4th straight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have plenty of power-play goals this season, and several others in the first few seconds after a penalty expired.
They struck in that situation again Wednesday night, when Dwight King scored late in the third period just 1 second after a power play ended. He added another goal 25 seconds later, Peter Budaj stopped 22 shots and the Kings defeated the New York Islanders 4-2 for their fourth consecutive win.
Carter scores twice, gets 600th point; Kings beat Ducks 3-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Carter scored twice and got his 600th career point, Peter Budaj made 28 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Sunday night.
Carter assisted on Drew Doughty's score early in the second period and then added power-play goals 71 seconds apart to make it 3-0. The first goal got him to 600 points.
Antoine Vermette and Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim, and John Gibson made 26 saves.
Jeff Carter scores to help Kings beat Devils 4-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Carter is powering the Kings while they wait for the return of Anze Kopitar.
Carter scored his team-high seventh goal, helping Los Angeles beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday.
Peter Budaj had 21 saves, and Los Angeles also got goals from Tanner Pearson, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin.
Carter scores tiebreaking goal, Kings beat Oilers 4-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings returned to their hard forechecking ways and got a needed win.
Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking short-handed goal midway through the second period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.
Derek Forbort and Tyler Toffoli each had a goal and an assist and Devin Setoguchi and also scored for Los Angeles. Peter Budaj made 26 saves.
Mark Scheifele has shootout winner, Jets beat Kings 3-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Adam Lowry enjoyed watching Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele team up to lift the Winnipeg Jets to another victory on Sunday.
The Jets' scoring duo each found the back of the net in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings, with Scheifele netting the decisive goal against Peter Budaj.
Dwight King scored against Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck in the shootout.
Stone scores with 7 seconds left, Senators beat Kings 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone scored with 7 seconds left in regulation to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
Stone tracked down a loose puck in the crease and put the Senators ahead less than four minutes after Zack Smith tied it. Craig Anderson finished with 32 saves for Ottawa.
Price makes 24 saves as Montreal beats the Kings 4-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price made 24 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night to improve to 9-0-0 at home, tying a franchise record for most consecutive home wins to start a season since 1953.
Paul Byron, Daniel Carr, Phillip Danault and Alex Galchenyuk, into the empty net, scored for Montreal (12-1-1), which has won three straight.
Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal for the Kings (7-7-0) while Peter Budaj made 19 saves.