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Thursday, November 14th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Kings (11-6-1) at New York Islanders (7-9-3), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Kings will be without their franchise goaltender on Thursday when they continue a four-game road trip against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

The Kings sent goaltender Jonathan Quick back to California after he suffered a lower-body injury in the opener of this swing Tuesday night in Buffalo. The club sent Quick home to have the injury checked out by team doctors and he will be unavailable for the remainder of the trip. Los Angeles didn't specifically identify what type of injury Quick suffered, but head coach Darryl Sutter said it was "either hamstring or groin-related."

Quick, who exited in overtime of Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss in Buffalo, is 10-5-0 with a 2.35 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 16 games this season.

It's the latest in a string of injuries for the Kings, who are currently playing without forwards Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford and Matt Greene. Centerman Jarret Stoll also has sat out the last three games, but could return to action tonight.

L.A. had a two-game win streak halted on Tuesday when it became the first road team to lose in Buffalo this season. Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis both scored in the shootout to help the Sabres notch their first home win with a 3-2 decision.

Quick, who had made 15 saves, exited in the final minute of the bonus period and was replaced by Ben Scrivens, who stopped just one of Buffalo's three participants in the shootout round.

Moulson beat Ben Scrivens through the five hole, and Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller stoned a pair of Kings shooters before Ennis potted the game-winner. Ennis got Scrivens to lean to his left before cutting back over to the opposite side. Scrivens was unable to recover in time and Ennis made him pay.

Los Angeles pushed the game to OT thanks to Dwight King's goal, which made it a 2-2 game with just over 3 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation.

"I think we just came out and didn't capitalize on our chances early, and they stayed in the game, and obviously they won," said Kings winger Tyler Toffoli, who assisted on King's goal.

Justin Williams scored the other goal for the Kings, who fell to 4-3-1 on the road this season.

Scrivens becomes the No. 1 option in net with Quick hurt and the club also recalled Martin Jones from their AHL affiliate in Manchester, N.H. The Kings also recalled forward Tanner Pearson from the Manchester to help bolster their depth up front.

While L.A. tries to get along without Quick, the Isles hope to build off a strong performance by young goaltender Kevin Poulin, who stopped 32 shots on Tuesday to lead New York in a 3-1 victory over visiting Nashville.

New York went 0-4-0 during a four-game road trip, but returned home to record the victory over the Predators. John Tavares posted a goal and an assist while Kyle Okposo and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also scored for the Islanders.

"I thought it was a total team effort" said New York head coach Jack Capuano. "Your best players have to be your best players. I thought the top line was good tonight."

Poulin has started two straight and three of New York's past four games and expects to get the call over veteran Evgeni Nabokov again on Thursday. The 23- year-old Poulin is 2-4-0 with a 2.35 goals against average and .920 save percentage in six games this year, while Nabokov is 5-5-3 with a 3.24 GAA and .894 save percentage.

New York winger Thomas Vanek is dealing with an upper-body injury and he could miss a third straight game on Thursday. Vanek, of course, came over to the Isles late last month in a trade with Buffalo and has started slowly with his new team, posting one goal and two assists in six games.

The Isles have won the last two meetings against L.A. after dropping six straight in the series. Both wins came on home ice and the last meeting between the teams was on Feb. 11, 2012, when New York notched a 2-1 overtime win against the Kings.

11/14 10:46:12 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
14th
NOR 5
DUR 1
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7th
CLE 5
TOR 4
 
6th
DET 1
ANA 1
 
7th
NYM 3
ATL 3
 
7th
MIA 1
SEA 2
 
6th
PIT 1
MIL 0
 
6th
WAS 0
STL 2
 
6th
TAM 0
NYY 1
 
4th
KAN 0
MIN 2
 
3rd
CHC 0
CIN 0
 
2nd
TEX 0
CWS 0
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
4th
SAN 83
DAL 81
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
1st
BOS 0
DET 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
14th
NOR 5
DUR 1