Game 1: Kings 2, Devils 1 (FINAL, OT) - LA Kings Insider

The time is finally here. It’s the Kings and the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, with all the action on NBC and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well, including a live chat with Jim Fox…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Brodeur.
Kings 2, Devils 1: The Kings won the game 8:13 into overtime. With the puck tied up in the neutral zone, Anze Kopitar went to the middle of the ice. Justin Williams made a blind, backhand pass to Kopitar, who skated in on a breakaway. Kopitar got Brodeur to commit, then tucked the puck around him. Drew Doughty also picked up an assist.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Brodeur.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Devils 8-7 in the penalty-free period. The Kings outshot the Devils 22-16 in regulation.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Brodeur.
Kings 1, Devils 1: The Kings got the better of the chances for much of the period, but the Devils started applying pressure late in the period and tied the game with 1:12 remaining. Anton Volchenkov sent the puck toward the net, and it deflected off Slava Voynov and into the net. Volchenkov got credit for the goal, with assists to Patrik Elias and David Clarkson.
End of period:The Kings outshot the Devils 9-4 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

Officials: Dan O’Halloran, Brad Watson (referees); Derek Amell, Jonny Murray (linesmen).
Lineups: Marc-Andre Cliche, Kyle Clifford, Davis Drewiske, Andrei Loktionov, Jake Muzzin and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Devils’ Martin Brodeur.
Kings 1, Devils 0: The Kings’ fourth line came through with the first goal of the Finals at the 9:56 mark. Jordan Nolan won the puck behind the Devils’ net, then found Colin Fraser with a centering pass. Fraser, from the middle of the right circle, beat Brodeur with a one-timer.
End of period: Shots were 5-5 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play.

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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.