February 2011 - LA Kings Insider
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Tonight’s game story (Feb. 28)

Here's my LAKings.com game story for tonight and, also, my recap of today's earlier news, the Kings trade for Dustin Penner and their signing of Justin Williams to a contract extension. Thanks for reading... Kings lose to Red Wings 7-4 Kings trade for Penner, re-sign Williams The Kings have... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts… (on how the game got away from the Kings…) MURRAY: ``Good start. We score, they score, and the momentum seemed to change late in the first period, to me. That’s a good hockey club. They are on a tough trip right now. They’ve got like four games in six days here.... Read More
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Johnson postgame quotes

Jack Johnson's postgame thoughts… (on the game…)
 JOHNSON: ``It’s easier to just say, `OK, forget it, let’s move on and reset.' We have a big division game on Thursday, so you just move on. We still did some good things out there against a great hockey team. They’re a great team, the puck was go... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes

Jonathan Quick's postgame thoughts… (on the game…)
 QUICK: ``They’re a good team. Don’t get me wrong, they’re a great team. I think we did a lot of good things at the beginning of the game. We came out and scored the first goal and then I let up a bad goal, kind of took the momentum out of our e... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes

Dustin Brown's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) BROWN: ``The second period, I thought, we kind of sat back, and you can't sit back against a team like that. The third period is a whole other story. We didn't even compete for a lot of the period. We didn't have guys competing, which is unaccepta... Read More
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Red Wings 7, Kings 2

The Kings ended a run of seven consecutive Detroit goals when Dustin Brown scored with 7:34 remaining. Anze Kopitar, in the middle of the left circle, pushed the puck ahead to Brown, who turned and fired from close range and beat Howard to make it a 7-2 game.... Read More
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Red Wings 7, Kings 1

Bernier wasn't immune to the Red Wings' offense either, as Detroit took a 7-1 lead with 9:38 remaining in the third period. Jakub Kindl held the puck in the middle of the left faceoff circle, faked a shot then made a perfect cross-ice pass to Jiri Hudler in the right circle. Hudler roofed a shot int... Read More
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Red Wings 6, Kings 1

Quick left the game after Detroit's sixth goal, 5:53 into the third period. Quick made the save on Kris Draper's wrist shot, but the puck popped in the air. Drew Miller beat Rob Scuderi to the front of the net and knocked the rebound past Quick, who was then replaced by Jonathan Bernier after allowi... Read More
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Red Wings 5, Kings 1

A third special-teams goal -- this time a shorthanded goal -- gave the Red Wings a 5-1 lead just 2:01 into the third period. Darren Helm forced the puck away from Drew Doughty at the Detroit blue line, then skated it all the way to the Kings' net and beat Quick with a wrist shot, five-hole, to give ... Read More
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End of second: Red Wings 4-1

Detroit's second power-play goal of the game gave the Red Wings a three-goal lead with 42 seconds remaining in the second period. Pavel Datsyuk skated the puck to the middle of the left circle and beat Quick with a sharp wrist shot to the far corner of the net as the Red Wings took a 4-1 lead.... Read More
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Red Wings 2, Kings 1

Detroit took the lead with two goals just 30 seconds apart, as the Red Wings scored on their first two shots on goal of the game. First, just 2:28 after Handzus' goal, the Red Wings tied the game. Drew Miller carried the puck down low and looked to be going behind the net. Instead, Miller flipped... 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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