News: Mark Fistric logged an assist late in the third period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist is Mark Fistric's second point with the team and snaps a 10-game-long pointless streak for him.
News: Tim Jackman registered an assist during the second period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist is Tim Jackman's first in his six games since being traded to the Ducks. This productivity may be a sign that Jackman is getting accustomed to his new team's style of play.
News: Patrick Maroon picked up an assist during the second period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist snaps an 11-game-long pointless streak and gives Patrick Maroon a total of five points this season.
News: Saku Koivu netted an assist early in the first period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist snaps a three-game-long pointless streak for Saku Koivu.
News: Kevin Poulin allowed two goals on 23 shots (.913) as the punchless Islanders lost at Los Angeles on Saturday night, 3-0. Analysis: If you're tempted to pick up an Islanders goalie, we urge Nancy Reagan's advice: Just Say No. Of the three netminders on the roster (Kevin Poulin, plus Anders Nilsson and injured starter Evgeni Nabokov), none has a goals-against average under 3.10 and none has a save percentage above .895.
News: Tyler Toffoli found nylon for the seventh time this season in Saturday's 3-0 win over visiting New York. He had three shots and ended the night plus-1. Analysis: As usual, he didn't get a lot of ice time; he skated just over 10 minutes, including 1:31 on Los Angeles power plays. But he has 12 points in just 16 games, and leads the Kings in game-winning goals with four. If you can hold him long-term, he represents an excellent investment.
News: Anze Kopitar's second-period goal proved to be the game-winner in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Islanders. He leads the Kings with 25 points (8G, 17A) in 30 games. Analysis: This marker snaps a four-game goalless streak for the Kings' best fantasy skater.
News: In just his second NHL start, Martin Jones shut out the Islanders on Saturday night, 3-0. He benefited from the Kings' shut-down defense, as the visitors from Long Island were only able to muster 16 shots on the night. Analysis: The Kings now have a wonderful problem, in that they apparently have two excellent backup goalies in Martin Jones and Ben Scrivens. Neither is at all likely to permanently displace injured starter Jonathan Quick, but in the meantime, Los Angeles fans are enjoying an embarassment of goaltending riches.