Postgame notes (Jan. 1) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings lost their third consecutive game, as they fell to the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Saturday night.

— The Kings were shut out for the second time this season, following their 2-0 loss to Anaheim on Nov. 29. In that game, the Kings outshot the Ducks 27-19. In this game, the Kings outshot the Sharks 28-19. This was the Kings’ first 1-0 loss since they fell to Vancouver on April 9, 2009.

— The Kings have lost only 15 games this season but already have endured three losing streaks of at least three games. In all of last season, the Kings had only four losing streaks that lasted three games or more.

— The Kings had been 19-2-0 when allowing two or fewer goals in a game.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill, as they killed a first-period 5-on-3 power play that lasted 1:57. The Kings are 0-for-8 on the power play in three games against the Sharks this season.

— The Kings are now 13-4-1 at home, 5-11-1 when allowing the first goal, 3-11-1 when trailing after the second period, 9-4-1 in one-goal games and 4-5-0 against Pacific Division teams.

— The Kings have been outscored 7-2 in the second periods of their last three games.

— Saturday’s game had one goal. The Kings’ last two games included 9 and 11 goals, respectively.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 18 of 19 shots and has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his last six appearances.

— Michal Handzus played his 800th career NHL game.

— Justin Williams had a game-high five shots on goal.

— Dustin Brown tied his season high with eight hits. Rob Scuderi was credited with three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 28 minutes, 53 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 21:58.

— The Kings won 24 of 54 faceoffs (44 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 13 draws (62 percent) while Michal Handzus lost 13 of 17 draws (24 percent).

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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.