The Kings had played nearly the entire season without the luxury of starting goaltender Jonathan Quick, who returned Saturday to stop 32 of 33 shots on goal in LA's win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Dean Lombardi says the trade for Ben Bishop was not an insurance policy but the opportunity to have two number one goalies.
After a slow start to his National Hockey League career in St. Louis and Ottawa, Bishop (who's 6-foot-7) has been a solid National Hockey League goalie for the past four seasons for Tampa Bay. The Kings now have 64 points - three back of the St. Louis Blues for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.
"That's a really dumb question", Sutter said, growing angry.
Tigers knock drone out of sky, try to eat it
Once they were far enough away to safely do so, staff members of the park in which the tigers are located recovered the drone. The drone led the tigers through the snow until one managed to land a massive paw on the device and swat it to the ground.
Los Angeles has just gotten back goaltender Jonathan Quick from injury.
"I also think that when you've been out this long that I think you're going to ride this like on a ratio on the past of playing John 70 games, I think that's totally impractical".
But the price was high, with the Kings sending goalie Peter Budaj, minor-league defenseman Erik Cernak and a seventh-round pick in this summer's draft to Tampa Bay in exchange from Bishop and a fifth-round draft pick. The 34-year-old Budaj, who started the year third on the team's depth chart, played well for Los Angeles with a 2.12 goal-against average and.917 save percentage to go along with seven shutouts in 53 games.
Bishop is a free agent at the end of the season, and it was expected that Tampa would trade him before the deadline.