December 2009 - LA Kings Insider
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Handzus postgame quotes

Michal Handzus' postgame thoughts... (on coming back after the late night...) HANDZUS: ``It was desperation, mostly. We lost four in a row, and we want to get back in the race. Obviously we lost three close games, and we knew we didn't play that bad. We just had to step it up a little bit more, a... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts... (on winning after the late night...) MURRAY: ``That's a character win. That's digging in and playing with the right kind of an attitude to get back in the win column. Just building off the momentum of the last couple games. We talked about that. They were good ... Read More
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Scuderi postgame quotes

Rob Scuderi's postgame thoughts.... (on the game...) SCUDERI: ``We didn't take stupid penalties, especially in the offensive zone. I thought our forwards did a great job of cycling the puck down low, which really made it tough for their D to get the puck back. We just took it to them all night. T... Read More
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Smyth postgame quotes

Ryan Smyth's postgame thoughts... (on scoring a goal...) SMYTH: ``I was pretty excited. Obviously when you miss a chunk of games, you want to feel like you're contributing and being a part. When I scored, it was pretty exciting. It was big. We scored on the power play and we contributed that way,... Read More
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FINAL: Kings 5, Wild 2

Alexander Frolov scored two goals, including one into an empty net with 1:38 remaining, as the Kings broke their four-game losing streak and ended the first half of their season (and the calendar year) with a victory. Brad Richardson, Ryan Smyth and Michal Handzus also scored goals and Jonathan Quic... Read More
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Kings 4, Wild 2

The Wild had only one shot on goal in the third period until, with 6:03 remaining, Owen Nolan scored to make it a two-goal game. Nolan, in front, took a centering pass from Marek Zidlicky and beat Quick to make it 4-2.... Read More
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Kings 4, Wild 1

The Kings continued their scoring early in the second period. In a delayed-penalty situation, the Kings controlled the puck, then Alexander Frolov fed a perfect cross-ice pass to Michal Handzus, whose one-timer from the right side beat Backstrom 3:17 into the second period for a 4-0 lead. The Wild... Read More
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Kings 3, Wild 0

The Kings scored a power-play goal with 1:06 remaining in the first period. Drew Doughty made it happen, as he blocked a clearing attempt, then sent a puck to the net. Ryan Smyth, parked in front, got the tip-in to give the Kings a 3-0 lead.... Read More
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Kings 2, Wild 0

The Kings took a two-goal lead with 4:11 left in the period with more nice work in front of the net. Michal Handzus centered the puck from the corner. Alexander Frolov, all alone in front, first had the puck poked away by goalie Niklas Backstrom, then had a shot blocked by a defender, then shot over... Read More
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Kings 1, Wild 0

The Kings took the lead after some good play around the net. Scott Parse sent the puck to the net, and Brad Richardson, parked in front, fought off defenders and took two or three whacks at the puck before he scored, 6:35 into the first period. Wayne Simmonds and Davis Drewiske picked up assists.... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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