NHL Player News

  • Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Delivers assist

    Vlasic registered an assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.

    He saw his four-game point streak snap in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Golden Knights, but it didn't take Vlasic long to get back on the scoresheet. He has a goal and seven helpers in his last 10 games, giving him 22 points in 64 games. Vlasic hasn't produced fewer than 23 points in a season since the 2012-13 lockout, and given his recent hot streak, he should keep that statement true this year as well.

  • Brent Burns D | SJ

    Sharks' Brent Burns: Assists in three straight games

    Burns collected a helper, three hits and three shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.

    The helper allowed Burns to match his career high of 76 points, doing so in 74 contests this year. When he set it in 2016-17, it came with 29 goals and 47 assists, but this year's production has seen him post 13 scores and 63 apples. With up to eight more games for Burns, it's a near-lock he's got a new personal best by season's end, and it's a decent chance that number is north of 80.

  • Sharks' Joonas Donskoi: Supplies assist

    Donskoi registered an assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.

    Donskoi helped to set up Barclay Goodrow's equalizer in the first period, giving him five assists in nine games in March. He's collected 35 points in 73 games this season, just one point shy of the 36 he had in his rookie season that stands as his career high -- for now.

  • Tomas Hertl C | SJ

    Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Ends mini-slump with goal

    Hertl scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.

    Hertl's marker put the Sharks up 2-1 in the second period, but three third-period goals by the Kings would overpower the Czech forward's work. Hertl has 32 goals and 64 points in 69 games this season, finally having the breakout year expected of the first-round pick from 2012.

  • Sharks' Barclay Goodrow: Finds twine in loss

    Goodrow netted his seventh goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Kings on Thursday.

    Goodrow has collected three points in 10 games in March, giving him 16 points in 74 contests this season. He does have 118 hits after adding two Thursday, but other than the physicality, he's likely not worth a look in most fantasy formats.

  • Sharks' Martin Jones: Misery continues

    Jones yielded three goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.

    Jones has three losses in his last four starts, and the one game he didn't take the loss was one where he was pulled. Frustratingly, he was unable to hold onto a 2-1 lead the Sharks carried into the third period. Jones dropped to 34-16-5 with a 2.91 GAA and an .898 save percentage. Aaron Dell may be in line for Friday's start in Anaheim.

  • Kings' Adrian Kempe: Generates helper

    Kempe picked up an assist and two hits in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

    Kempe had the secondary helper on Dustin Brown's opening goal in the first period. Kempe has 26 points (11 goals, 15 apples) in 72 games this season, with 107 shots and a minus-10 rating. He's not likely to match the 37 points he posted in last year's breakout effort, but much of that can be attributed to the Kings' 30th ranked offense of 2.36 goals per game.

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    Kings' Jeff Carter: Ices win with empty-net goal

    Carter supplied the last goal of a 4-2 win over the Sharks on Thursday.

    Carter's empty-net goal capped a three-goal third period for the Kings to rally to the win. Carter has 11 goals and 29 points in 67 games this season, a far cry from the 60 points he used to put up year in and year out when healthy. He also carries a minus-21 rating this season. Carter rounded out his stat line with two hits and three shots Thursday.

  • Matt Roy D | LA

    Kings' Matt Roy: Scores first NHL goal

    Roy scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

    The Kings dressed seven defensemen for this contest, but the rookie Roy was the only blueliner to find twine. He added two hits and three blocked shots, raising his season totals to three points, 29 hits and 38 blocks in 16 games. All of his three points have come in his last four appearances.

  • Alex Iafallo LW | LA

    Kings' Alex Iafallo: Snaps nine-game point drought

    Iafallo dished a pair of helpers in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

    Iafallo hadn't etched his name on a scoresheet since Feb. 26, but he, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown each contributed a pair of points in the comeback win. The second-year winger is up to a career-high 30 points in 73 games, and his 16 assists match his mark from last season. He's in a position to succeed, skating mostly on the top line this season, although the Kings' 30th ranked offense (2.36 goals per game) has limited that favorable deployment.