January 2013 - LA Kings Insider
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Game 6: Los Angeles vs Nashville

Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:30 pm Staples Center Referees: Dave Jackson, Gord Dwyer Linesmen: Mark Wheler, Vaughan Rody NAS scratches: D Jonathon Blum, F Brian McGrattan NAS starting lineup: G Pekka Rinne, D Shea Weber, D Scott Hannan, LW ... Read More
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Preview: Nashville Predators

This is the first of three meetings between Los Angeles and Nashville this season. After tonight, the two teams will meet on Thursday, February 7 at Bridgestone Arena and on Monday, March 4 at Staples Center. Last year, the Kings finished 3-1-0 against the Predators, going 2-0-0 at home and 1-1-0... Read More
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Former King Clune ready to face L.A.

Former Los Angeles Kings forward Rich Clune, who previously cleared waivers in October, 2010, was claimed on waivers by the Nashville Predators on January 15, the same day that former Kings prospect Thomas Hickey was claimed by the New York Islanders. Prior to this season, Clune’s entire NHL regu... Read More
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Power (Play) Outage

With just one goal in nine power play attempts, the Kings’ 11.1 percent conversion rate ranks them dead last in the NHL. Dustin Brown believes the secret to breaking through with the man advantage rests in keeping things simple. “It doesn’t have to be pretty,” Brown said after practice today. “It... Read More
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Three Keys to the Game

Here we are trying to do our best impression of the "three keys to the game" for last night's 3-2 overtime victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Hope you enjoy them: 1.) The Kings are the Stanley Cup Champions It's a weird thing to hear, even now. Take Alain Vigneault's quote from last night: "We ... Read More
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Heard in the Kings Locker Room

KINGS HEAD COACH DARRYL SUTTER: (Re game recap): “You play resilient. You’ve got to win games like that.” “We only had three penalties tonight which is in the right direction. Its got to be a three or four penalty game to be successful in this league. I didn’t like Brown’s call for sure.” “I ... Read More
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Heard in the Vancouver Locker Room

VANCOUVER HEAD COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT: (Re game recap):” We emptied the tank and our guys did what they had to do against the Stanley Cup Champions. We battled real hard. They got a break on their power play where we win our draw and then we can’t put a handle on the puck and it goes off of a coupl... Read More
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Post-Game Notes

Compiled by the famous Jeremy Zager, your Kings notes are below. KINGS NOTES: · Jeff Carter now has goals in three straight · Jonathan Quick is now 29-15 lifetime in shootouts (stopping 114 of 159 shots = .717 spct) · The last time the Kings trailed by two goals in a g... Read More
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In-Game Blog: Canucks vs. Kings

Kings win 3-2 in a shootout, a huge moral victory for the team. We'll have more notes and quotes coming up soon. Thanks for following along, you guys are always a blast. SHOOTOUT Kopitar shoots on Luongo - no goal -- 0-0 Burrows shoots on Quick - no goal -- 0-0 Brown shoots on Luongo - no goal... 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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