On what Slava Voynov is doing well:
“He’s doing a really good job defending, meaning [he’s] getting in and out of battles well, moving pucks well. He’s clearly been our best player at it from back there. That’s what he’s good at. He’s not doing anything different or any better. He’s doing it. It’s what we need the other players to do.”

On what allowed the Kings to win a road game Tuesday night:
“Every team has different strengths and weaknesses, and as long as the players know what they are, you try and work around it. Probably the biggest play in the game last night was Dubinsky leaving the game and not coming back, and Richie leaving for 19 [minutes] and coming back. That’s probably the biggest difference of the game. The strength of our team should be the strength of our centermen. And it’s not necessary that it’s been yet, but it should be. The strength of their team, a big part, was getting Dubinsky and Anisimov this summer – two centermen. So you lose one for half the game – it’s pretty significant.”

On the team getting closer to where it needs to be:
“We’re learning a lot about them, quite honest, because it’s a totally different group. You’re playing four defensemen that aren’t used to situations they’re in. Quite honest, it’s very similar to the team we played last night, what they’re doing. There’s a lot of growth there and a lot of little areas that you’d have preferred to have two or three more weeks with. It’s a challenge.”

On what he heard heard about Andrew Campbell from Manchester:
“Not much. Just want a bigger guy. [We’ll] take a look at him. That’s all. He hasn’t played much. He’s missed a lot of hockey this year. See what his practice pace is like. That’s the biggest difference. Andrew Bodnarchuk was a really good little defenseman. Hey, we need Muzzin and Martinez and Drewiske to be a hell of a lot better players for us, otherwise we’re going to look at other players. That’s the way I see it.”

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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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