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Sutter postgame quotes (April 30)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on the first period...) 
SUTTER: ``I think our big guys had a big first period. I think Dustin Penner set the tone early, taking the puck to the net on Richie’s goal. The shorthand goal. Kopi had a real good first period.’’ (on trying to manage the rough ... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes (April 30)

Dustin Brown’s postgame thoughts... (on the first period...)
 BROWN: ``We got off to a good start. Scoring 30 seconds into the game helps, but we didn’t let off the gas at all. We were able to get two late goals that kind of put the game out of reach. It was a battle, especially in the third (pe... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes (April 30)

Jonathan Quick’s postgame thoughts... (on the wild nature of the game...) 
QUICK: ``You’ve got to expect that, a little bit. We knew they were going to make a big push there in the second, which they did. We still had a three-goal lead on them there, and you know it’s going to get a little chipp... Read More
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Scouting the Blues

This is Game 2 in the best-of-seven, second-round playoff series between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues. The Kings lead the series 1-0. As noted earlier, the status of Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will be determined before pregame warmups and the Blues are expected to swap their first- and ... Read More
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Kings accustomed to tight games

The last post mentioned poor power-play success rate as one area that can’t continue if a team hopes to have postseason success. Here’s another one. In six playoff games so far, the Kings have allowed the first goal three times, and they won all three of those games. In the regular season, the Kings... Read More
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Which wingers will step up?

Who will win the battle of the wingers in Game 2 between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues? Yesterday in practice, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock swapped his top-six wingers, as former second-line wingers Andy McDonald and Alexander Steen moved up to skate with center David Backes, while second-line cent... Read More
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Kings skate update

Most of the players were on the ice for the morning skate. No lineup changes expected. There was talk afterward about the need for more (and higher-quality) shots on the power play. Incidentally, the Kings did hear from Brendan Shanahan regarding Dwight King's hit on Alex Pietrangelo, and they were... Read More
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Blues skate update

Alex Pietrangelo participated in St. Louis' morning skate, and coach Ken Hitchcock said that if Pietrangelo participates in the pregame warmups, he will play tonight in Game 2, but Hitchcock didn't say if Pietrangelo would be in warmups. If Pietrangelo can't play, Ian Cole will go into the lineup. T... 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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