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Kings' Quinton Byfield: Generates helper in loss
Byfield logged an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Byfield was a solid depth contributor on offense with a goal and three assists over six playoff games, but he also went minus-5 with eight shots on net and 15 hits. The 20-year-old had 22 points in 53 regular-season outings, and he'll look to make a significant leap in production in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Drew Doughty: Supplies power-play assist
Doughty notched a power-play assist, three hits and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Doughty had a helper in three of the last four games, but he wasn't a difference maker in the series. The 33-year-old defenseman added six shots on net, 18 hits, 15 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating over six playoff appearances. He'll reprise his role as the Kings' top all-situations defenseman in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Viktor Arvidsson: Notches pair of assists
Arvidsson posted two power-play assists and six shots on goal in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Arvidsson helped out on goals by Adrian Kempe and Kevin Fiala in the second period. Over six playoff outings, Arvidsson had a goal and six helpers, with five of those assists coming on the power play. The winger also racked up 22 shots on net, seven hits and a minus-2 rating in a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Sean Durzi: Finds twine in loss
Durzi scored a goal and added two hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Durzi snapped his 11-game point drought Saturday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Kings' season going. The defenseman added just five shots on net with 14 hits, 11 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating over six playoff contests. His scoring touch is obvious after a 38-point effort in 72 regular-season games, but there's still progress for Durzi to make in his own zone to be a trusted part of the Kings' defense.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Phillip Danault: Pots goal Saturday
Danault scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Danault was moderately productive with two goals and three assists over six playoff contests. The veteran center also had 25 hits, five blocked shots, 12 PIM and a plus-1 rating. The 30-year-old is locked in as the Kings' second-line center. He should continue to be a solid two-way option in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Adrian Kempe: Scores on power play
Kempe scored a power-play goal on seven shots, blocked three shots and added two hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Kempe provided a second-period tally to spark a small rally. The 26-year-old was a standout part of the Kings' offense in the first round with five goals, three assists, three power-play points, 31 shots on net, 21 hits and a minus-3 rating through six playoff contests. He should continue to be a solid top-six forward and a mid-round fantasy target in drafts next fall.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Kevin Fiala: Three points in season-ending loss
Fiala scored a goal on five shots and added a pair of assists in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Fiala did his part on offense, with two of his points coming on the power play. The Kings just couldn't get ahead after erasing three deficits. The winger posted a goal, five assists, eight shots on net, four hits, four PIM and a plus-1 rating over three playoffs contests after returning from a lower-body injury. He primarily played in the middle six this season, but Fiala should have a chance to win a top-six job in training camp in the fall and is a near lock for a prominent role on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Gives up five goals in loss
Korpisalo stopped 21 of 26 shots in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers in Game 6.
Korpisalo wasn't able to save the Kings' season, turning in a fairly lackluster performance in the loss. The 29-year-old finished the first round on a three-game losing streak, and he gave up 22 tallies on 203 shots in the series. Korpisalo's set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and his strong play -- aside from his last three appearances -- will likely put him in high demand.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Blake Lizotte: Set to return
Lizotte (lower body) is expected to play in Saturday's Game 6 versus the Oilers, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Lizotte missed the last three games with the injury. He'll return to a fourth-line role, centering Carl Grundstrom and Rasmus Kupari in a must-win game for the Kings. Lizotte had three shots on goal and four hits without recording a point in the first two contests of the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Arthur Kaliyev: Available to return
Kaliyev (illness) is available to play in Game 6 versus Edmonton on Saturday, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Kaliyev sat out two games as a healthy scratch prior to missing Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5 due to an illness. It's unclear if the 21-year-old forward will play Saturday despite being an option for the Kings' must-win contest.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Starting Saturday
Korpisalo will defend the home crease versus Edmonton in Game 6 on Saturday, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Korpisalo has started all five games in the series, which the Kings trail 3-2. He was strong early on, giving up eight goals on 116 shots in the first three games, but he has stopped only 52 of 61 shots in the past two games. Korpisalo was great with the Kings in the regular season after his trade from Columbus at the deadline, going 7-3-1 with a 2.13 GAA and .921 save percentage. He will have to be at the top of his game in order to defeat Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and the Oilers in Game 6.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Lias Andersson: Called up by Kings
Andersson, along with five other players, was summoned by LA on Thursday.
Andersson, Andre Lee, Samuel Helenius, Jacob Moverare and Jordan Spence were all promoted from AHL Ontario. The Kings also called up Francesco Pinelli from OHL Kitchener. All of them are likely to serve as black aces and not draw into the lineup unless LA runs into injury problems. Andersson had 31 goals and 59 points in 67 AHL regular-season contests. The 24-year-old's also a veteran of 110 career NHL contests, contributing seven goals and 17 points in that span.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Blake Lizotte: Practicing Thursday
Lizotte (lower body) is practicing in a regular jersey Thursday, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period reports.
Lizotte was injured in Game 2 and has missed the last three games. Gabriel Vilardi has played as the third line center and has two goals and an assist since Lizotte's injury. Consider Lizotte a game-time decision in Game 6 on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|S. Walker D Sean Walker D||Shoulder|
|J. Ingham G Jacob Ingham G||Back|