Postgame notes (Feb. 28) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings earned a split of their quick two-game road trip, as they beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center.

— The Kings have reached the four-goal mark in 15 of their 64 games this season, and have a 13-0-2 record in those games.

— The Kings now have a 4-4-4 record in the second leg of back-to-back games. They have three sets of back-to-back games remaining this season.

— Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 shots for his first shutout of the season and his fifth career shutout. Bernier got credit for a shutout last season in Minnesota, when the Kings lost 1-0 in a shootout. The Kings have eight shutout wins this season. Since Darryl Sutter took over as coach, Bernier has started four games and allowed a total of five goals, with no more than two goals allowed in any game.

— The Kings recorded a season-low in shots on goal, as the Wild outshot the Kings 26-15, including 10-5 in the second period. The Kings’ previous low had been 16, in a 4-2 victory at Dallas on Feb. 12.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings are 11-for-11 on the penalty kill in their last four games.

— The Kings improved to 13-10-8 on the road, 22-4-6 when scoring the first goal, 13-1-2 when leading after the first period and 21-0-3 when leading after the second period.

— The Kings have scored eight first-period goals in their last five games. Before that, they had scored a total of 25 first period-goals in their first 59 games.

— Justin Williams had one goal and one assist, to push his season totals to 13 goals and 30 assists. It was Williams’ 11th multi-point game of the season. Williams has one goal and two assists in his last two games.

— Anze Kopitar had one goal and one assist. Kopitar is now tied with Dustin Brown for the team lead with 18 goals, and Kopitar has a team-high 53 points. It was Kopitar’s 13th multi-point game of the season, a team high. Kopitar has one goal and two assists in his last two games.

— Dwight King had one goal, his second goal and fourth point of the season.

— Jordan Nolan had one goal, his second goal and second point of the season.

— Dustin Brown had two assists, to push his season totals to 20 assists and 38 points. It was Brown’s seventh multi-point game of the season. Brown has five goals and four assists in his last five games.

— Slava Voynov had one assist, his eighth assist and 12th point of the season.

— Alec Martinez had one assist, his third assist and fifth point of the season. Martinez has three assists in his last five games.

— Matt Greene had one assist, his seventh assist and 10th point of the season.

— Colin Fraser had one assist, his fourth assist and fifth point of the season.

— Jeff Carter and Alec Martinez each recorded a team-high two shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high three hits. Willie Mitchell, Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 25 minutes, 14 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 21:46. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 19:47, followed by Dustin Brown, at 18:17.

— The Kings won 21 of 57 faceoffs (37 percent). Jarret Stoll won 6 of 22 draws (27 percent). Anze Kopitar won 6 of 13 draws (46 percent). Mike Richards won 5 of 11 draws (45 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.