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Off Day Watch, 12/14: Quick Out at Least Until Mid-February

Plus, Jeff Carter has HAD it with losing.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a comprehensive list of teams with a worse points percentage on the road than the Los Angeles Kings:

New York Islanders
Vancouver Canucks
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Arizona Coyotes

Ouch.

KINGS NEWS

  • If you want to make Jonathan Quick’s recovery timeline sound optimistic, accidentally misspeak the first time you mention it.

Regardless, it sounds like any hopes that he’d return before the All-Star Break were just that: hopes.

  • Jeff Carter is pissed.
  • Alan Thicke, one of the first “celebrity fans” of the Los Angeles Kings, passed away at the age of 69 yesterday. He had a rather notable role in the Wayne Gretzky trade. [Fox Sports]

LEAGUE AND WORLD NEWS

  • 2014 Kings draft pick Austin Wagner was cut from the Team Canada World Juniors roster yesterday, while 2016 second-rounder Kale Clague survived this round of cuts. We should find out today whether Clague will make the cut. [TSN]
  • Our sister site in Edmonton really does not want Kris Russell back. [Copper ‘N Blue]
  • You thought our second period was bad? Carolina scored six goals in the third period on Vancouver last night. [Canes Country]

WATCH THIS

How about a Freeway Faceoff? Ontario took a 2-1 lead in the season series against the San Diego Gulls last night, as Sean Backman scored his first goal in 14 games to win it late.

GAME TO WATCH

Might we suggest Philadelphia-Colorado on NBCSN, at 7:00 PM Pacific? It’s a rare chance to catch an Eastern Conference team, on national TV, after you get home from work. And this particular team has won nine in a row. Plus, Wayne Simmonds has 15 goals, 28 points, and 44 penalty minutes in 31 games; he’s guaranteed to do something.