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Kings' Pheonix Copley: Expected to start Friday
Copley was the first goaltender off the ice at practice Friday, indicating he will be in the visiting crease versus Florida, Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider reports.
Copley has taken over as the Kings' top netminder, as he has started nine of the last ten games. Copley has a great record, having gone 14-3-0 this season, but his peripherals are not indicative of his record, as he's currently sporting a 2.80 GAA and an .897 save percentage. The Kings have scored 62 goals in 18 games for Copley, averaging 3.44 goals per game, good for seventh best in the NHL when he starts. Copley will face the Panthers, who are averaging 3.40 goals per game, well down from last season when they averaged an NHL-best 4.11 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Kevin Fiala: Two points including OT winner
Fiala scored the game-winning goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Flyers.
After a wild scramble in the LA zone, Fiala collected the loose puck, skated the length of the ice and used Drew Doughty as a decoy to snap a shot past Carter Hart just over a minute into OT. Fiala has been on fire in January, posting multi-point efforts in five of 10 games on the month en route to a blistering seven goals and 14 points, and Tuesday's power-play point was his 18th on the season, tying the career high he set with the Wild in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Anze Kopitar: Two goals against Philly
Kopitar scored two goals, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flyers.
Both tallies came a little over two minutes apart in the first period, one on a wicked one-timer from the high slot and the other basically a tap-in after Adrian Kempe had circled the net and left Carter Hart well out of position. Kopitar has shaken off his Christmas blues with an impressive January, piling up four goals and 10 points in 10 games on the month, and the 35-year-old remains one of the most dangerous players in a Kings uniform.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Pheonix Copley: Hangs on for OT win
Copley made 28 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flyers.
Philadelphia grabbed a 3-2 lead midway through the second period, but Copley shut the door the rest of the way and gave Kevin Fiala a chance to find the OT winner. The 31-year-old netminder continues to find success with the Kings, having gone 6-2-0 through nine appearances in January, but his 3.08 GAA and .886 save percentage on the month indicate the Kings' offense is mostly to thank for his impressive record.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Pheonix Copley: Exits ice first Tuesday
Copley was the first goalie to leave the ice Tuesday, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports, indicating he'll tend the twine on the road against the Flyers.
Copley will make his ninth start in the team's last 10 contests, having posted a 5-2-0 record and 3.10 GAA during that stretch. Aside from his disastrous outing versus Nashville on Saturday, in which he was pulled less than a minute into the game, the young netminder has solidly cemented himself as the starter over veteran Jonathan Quick.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Returns to Los Angeles
Vilardi traveled back to LA to be re-evaluated for an upper-body injury and is not expected to rejoin the team for the remaining four games of its road trip, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Combined with the All-Star Game and the Kings' bye week, Vilardi shouldn't be expected back in action until Feb 11 against the Penguins. The 23-year-old center has already missed the team's last three games, which will bring his total games missed up to seven at least. Prior to getting hurt, Vilardi was rolling offensively with three goals and six assists in nine outings, including a trio of power-play points.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Blake Lizotte: Snaps slump with assist
Lizotte earned an assist, fired two shots on goal and went plus-2 in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Lizotte entered Sunday with no points and a minus-4 rating over his last five games. It was his third line, led by winger Jaret Anderson-Dolan's two goals, who powered the Kings' offense in a close contest. Lizotte reached the 20-point mark (seven goals, 13 helpers), and he's added 59 shots on net, an even plus-minus rating and 60 hits through 49 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Drew Doughty: Helpers in consecutive contests
Doughty produced an assist and two PIM in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Doughty helped out on the second of Jaret Anderson-Dolan's goals in the game, which stood as the winning tally. The 33-year-old Doughty has been excellent on offense lately with a goal and six assists over his last six games, but he's also gone minus-3 in that span. The defenseman is up to 29 points, 91 shots on goal, 74 blocked shots, 68 hits, 26 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 48 contests overall. He's on pace for his highest point total since 2018-19.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Kevin Fiala: Provides pair of helpers
Fiala notched two assists and three shots on goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Fiala has earned multiple points in four of nine games in January, though he's also gone without a point four times. He was back on the third line Sunday, with linemate Jaret Anderson-Dolan being the beneficiary on both of Fiala's assists. The 26-year-old winger is up to 16 goals, 33 helpers, 154 shots on net, a minus-1 rating and 17 power-play points through 49 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Jaret Anderson-Dolan: Scores both goals in win
Anderson-Dolan scored two goals on five shots and added a pair of hits in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Anderson-Dolan snapped a nine-game point drought in a big way. Both of his goals came off of assists from Kevin Fiala as the two wingers showed chemistry on the third line. Anderson-Dolan is still trying to find consistency at the NHL level. He's produced five goals, three assists, 43 shots on net, 46 hits, 22 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating in 34 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Pheonix Copley: Earns redemption Sunday
Copley allowed one goal on 19 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Copley was removed 39 seconds into Saturday's start versus the Predators, having allowed two goals. It appears that quick hook paid off -- Copley was fresh enough to go Sunday, and he turned in a strong outing, albeit against a less-than-intimidating opponent. Despite some notable missteps, Copley is 5-2-0 over eight appearances in January. He's at 13-3-0 with a 2.79 GAA and an .896 save percentage through 17 starts this season. The Kings' road trip continues Tuesday in Philadelphia.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Gabriel Vilardi: Out Sunday
Vilardi (undisclosed) will not be available Sunday against Chicago, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Vilardi will be absent for a third straight game and it's still unclear what he's dealing with. The 23-year-old will be considered questionable ahead of Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Pheonix Copley: Guarding cage Sunday
Copley will patrol the crease in Chicago on Sunday, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Copley lasted just 39 seconds against Nashville on Saturday, coughing up two goals on three shots before he was yanked. He's 12-3-0 on the year despite a lackluster .894 save percentage and 2.91 GAA. Over his last two outings, Copley has been tagged with six goals on just 20 shots.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Jonathan Quick: Stops 22 shots in loss to Predators
Quick saved 22 of 25 shots in a 5-3 loss to Nashville on Saturday.
Pheonix Copley started the game, but he was pulled just 0:39 into the contest after allowing two goals on three shots. Quick took over and was initially solid, allowing the Kings to claim a 3-2 lead, but he then surrendered three goals on 11 shots in the third period and ended up being on the hook for the loss. The 37-year-old is 8-11-4 with a 3.34 GAA and .884 save percentage in 26 contests. He's surrendered at least three goals in three of his last four outings.... See More ... See Less
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