News: Tyler Toffoli's unassisted goal was the Kings' only offense in a 2-1 overtime loss at San Jose on Saturday. Analysis: This is his first career playoff goal. He's seeing ice time primarily due to the injury to Jarret Stoll; if Stoll returns from his head injury, Tyler Toffoli will have few opportunities to contribute to your fantasy fortunes.
News: Jonathan Quick was on his game Saturday, stopping 38 San Jose shots, but his teammates couldn't generate enough offense to close the deal as the Sharks escaped with a 2-1 overtime win. Analysis: He's displaying the same form in this postseason that propelled the Kings to the 2012 Stanley Cup. We have no hesitation about commending him to you whenever LA takes the ice.
News: Antti Niemi outdueled LA's Jonathan Quick on Saturday as the Sharks got by the Kings in overtime, 2-1. Niemi stopped 26 shots on the night. Analysis: Antti Niemi rose to this ocasion. The Sharks had to have this game, to avoid dropping into a 3-0 hole; and Niemi had to come up big, as Quick put on another dazzling performance. Game 4 is Tuesday, and Niemi will assuredly be in the crease for that contest.
News: Patrick Marleau assisted on both San Jose goals as the Sharks edged the Kings 2-1 in Saturday's Game 3 of the teams' second-round series. Analysis: He has a 5-3-8 ledger after seven playoff games, with half of those points coming on San Jose power plays. There's no sign that this productivity will abate.
News: Scott Hannan missed about six minutes of action early in the second period of Saturday's Game 3 against the Kings after sliding face-first into the boards. Analysis: After a brief respite, he returned to action and skated an otherwise normal complement of shifts. There's no indication that he won't be able to go in Tuesday's Game 4.
News: Logan Couture returned to the ice after sustaining a second-period leg injury and delivered the game-winner in overtime as the Sharks edged Los Angeles on Saturay night, 2-1. The win cuts the Kings' series lead to 2-1. Analysis: This is the first OT tally of Logan Couture's career, and came on a San Jose power play. The injury cost him most of the second frame, but he played all of the third before delivering the clincher. As long as he's on a line with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, Couture is a solid bet to appear on the score sheet.
News: Martin Havlat (groin) took regular shifts in the first period of Saturday's game, but did not return after the first intermission, according to the braodcast team on TSN. Analysis: How many body parts can a Martin Havlat hurt if a Havlat could hurt body parts? The guy is cursed. Don't hold your breath this time.
News: Kyle Clifford (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3 against the Sharks. Analysis: Kyle Clifford did not play in the series' fist two games due to an injury he apparently suffered during the team's first round series against St. Louis. He continues to be listed as day-to-day.
News: Jarret Stoll (head) is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3. Analysis: Jarret Stoll suffered a head injury after being hit by Raffi Torres of the Sharks. It is unknown how long he will remain out of the lineup.
News: Tim Kennedy has been scratched from the lineup for Saturday's Game 3. Analysis: Tim Kennedy did not play in Game 1 of the series and played just 6:51 in Game 2. He has not played a significant role throughout the playoffs, and it appears that is not going to change going forward.