News: Quick saw little work in Saturday's defeat of the Coyotes, stopping 15 of the 17 shots he faced to cruise to a 4-2 victory.
Impact: The early afternoon road start time had the Coyotes looking lethargic through much of the match, and while Quick wasn't especially airtight, he did make a couple tough saves on the few shots the Coyotes did rattle off. With three straight outings with save percentages under .900, Quick clearly isn't playing his best right now, but he's benefited from Anze Kopitar and the rest of the Kings' attack finally heating up after laying dormant for much of the past month.
News: Carter netted his ninth goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Coyotes.
Impact: The Kings' top trio of Carter, Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik has absolutely caught fire the past three games, much to the delight of their respective fantasy owners. During that span, Carter has amassed six points and 15 shots on goal, allowing the forward to compensate for his utter lack of production over the previous month. His latest hot streak won't last forever, but he's worth keeping in fantasy lineups while the top line remains firing on all cylinders.
News: Gaborik scored for the fourth straight game with a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over Arizona.
Impact: Gaborik's lit the lamp six times in his last four games in addition to adding a pair of assists. Both he and Anze Kopitar are finally beginning to show the chemistry that they displayed during the postseason, and it's resulted in a surge in production for both of late.
News: McBain notched two power-play assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
Impact: An upper-body injury to Robyn Regehr allowed McBain to reenter the lineup for the first time since Nov. 29, and he took full advantage of the opportunity. With Regehr slated to miss the next two-to-three weeks with the injury, McBain figures to see close to a regular role on defense during that time, though performances like Saturday's can't be expected with much frequency. As a third-pairing player, McBain's limited time on ice probably won't afford him consistent chances at making an offensive impact.
News: Kopitar dished out three helpers in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
Impact: Now this is more like it. After registering as one of the fantasy hockey's bigger disappointments for the first two and a half months, Kopitar has now produced eight points over his last two contests, with five coming on the power play. That massive uptick in production has vaulted up his season total to a still-substandard 22 points in 31 games, but it at least gives him a fighter's chance of reaching the 70-point plateau again if he can manage a point-per-game pace the rest of the way.
News: Andreoff was recalled Saturday from his conditioning assignment at AHL Manchester, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Impact: Andreoff didn't head to the minors to rehab an injury, but rather, simply to pick up some ice time. While he played impressively for Manchester (five goals, five assists in 10 games), he's still probably on the outside looking in for a lineup spot with the Kings. He was a healthy scratch in his first game back Saturday against the Coyotes.
News: Quick led the Kings on to the ice for pregame warmups and will thus get the start Saturday against the Coyotes, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Impact: Quick will likely be a heavy favorite to come away with the victory against a Coyotes squad that has lost eight of its last 10 games, with its lone two wins during that stretch coming against the sad-sack Oilers. The netminder hasn't been particularly sharp lately, so this should represent a good bounce-back opportunity for him.