March 2012 - LA Kings Insider
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Sutter postgame quotes (March 31)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) SUTTER: ``We hung in there. We played two games in less than a day. In the first period, we were trying to be a smart team. We played pretty good.’’ (on whether this was a ``good’’ trip, and almost a ``great’’ trip...) SUTTER: ``Yeah, I t... Read More
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Scuderi postgame quotes (March 31)

Rob Scuderi’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) SCUDERI: ``First of all, we’re disappointed about tonight. No excuses, the trip, nothing like that. We’re disappointed. But to take a step back and look at the trip as a whole, I think five out of eight points is about what we needed. Four woul... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes (March 31)

Dustin Brown’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) BROWN: ``It’s a big point. I think we left one on the table. It’s not too often we blow leads, this team. I don’t know what our record is with a third-period lead, but it is what it is. It’s been a tough schedule. We had opportunities there. I... Read More
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Scouting the Wild

The is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the Minnesota Wild. It follows the Kings’ 5-2 win in Los Angeles on Nov. 12, the Wild’s 4-2 win in Los Angeles on Dec. 8 and the Kings’ 4-0 win in Minnesota on Feb. 28. In the season series, the Kings have scored one power-p... Read More
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`No rest for the weary’

The big question is, how much energy will the Kings have tonight? After last night’s flight from Edmonton to Minnesota, and the one-hour time change, the Kings didn’t get to the team hotel until 3:45 a.m. Darryl Sutter elected to take the team to the arena, which is just about two blocks away from t... Read More
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Postgame notes (March 30)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings moved back into first place in the Pacific Division as they beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Friday night at Rexall Place. -- The Kings, with four regular-season games remaining, have 90 points, one more than Dallas (seventh place in the Western... Read More
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The view from Edmonton

It’s not difficult to see how the Edmonton Oilers might be able to put all the pieces together someday soon. They have a deep group of young forwards, and one of the best, Taylor Hall, didn’t even play last night because of injury. The Oilers will need to upgrade their defense, and need to decide wh... Read More
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Morning in St. Paul

A weary bunch of travelers arrived at the team hotel right around 3:45 a.m. It's never a good sign when the next day's newspaper is waiting for you at the door. Darryl Sutter elected to take the players to the arena this morning -- 11 a.m. local time -- for what figures to be only a team meeting, to... Read More
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The Key Three: March 30

There was a certain amount of danger for the Kings entering last night’s game. They were coming off a big, impressive victory over Calgary, and if they took too much time to admire that win, they ran the risk of getting tripped up by a young, fast Edmonton team that had already beaten the Kings twic... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (March 30)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on the top players performing well...) SUTTER: ``Brownie was awesome tonight. He did a really good job.’’ (on Mike Richards’ shorthanded goal...) SUTTER: ``It was a funny first period. They’ve got a lot of skill over there, all those kids. That’s what th... 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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