The trade deadline has passed, and the Los Angeles Kings appear to have increased their chances of making another deep playoff run.
Their major acquisition was Marian Gaborik. The Kings picked up the veteran forward from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Matt Frattin and draft picks. Dean Lombardi also dealt prospects Hudson Fasching and Nicolas Deslauriers to the Buffalo Sabres for Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and draft picks.
The Gaborik trade should bring up memories of the 2012 trade deadline, when Lombardi dealt Jack Johnson and a draft pick to the Blue Jackets for Jeff Carter. It was just what the struggling L.A. offense needed, and the team went on to win the Stanley Cup.
With that said, here are the top storylines to follow now that the deadline has passed.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com.