Game 9: Los Angeles at Nashville - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (3-3-2) at Nashville Predators (4-2-3)
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:00 pm (CT)
Bridgestone Arena

Referees: #16 Brian Pochmara, #4 Wes McCauley
Linesmen: #88 Mike Cvik, #95 Jonny Murray

LAK scratches: F Brad Richardson, F Dustin Penner, D Andrew Campbell
LAK starting lineup: G Jonathan Quick, D Rob Scuderi, D Drew Doughty, LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Justin Williams

NAS scratches: F Brian McGrattan, F Matt Halischuk
NAS starting lineup: G Pekka Rinne, D Scott Hannan, D Shea Weber, LW Sergei Kostitsyn, C Mike Fisher, RW Martin Erat

First Period
1) NAS – Gabriel Bourque (2) (David Legwand, Kevin Klein), 2:54

SOG: LAK – 8, NAS – 7
PP: LAK – 0/0, NAS- 0/1

First intermission notes: Gabriel Bourque had four shots in 5:38 of ice time; no other skater on either team had more than one shot.

Second Period
2) NAS – Colin Wilson (2) (Kevin Klein, Brandon Yip), 7:01
3) NAS PPG – Colin Wilson (3) (Shea Weber, Mike Fisher), 13:02

SOG: LAK – 8-20-X=28; NAS – 5-7-X=12
PP: LAK – 0/2; NAS – 1/2

Second intermission notes: Shea Weber’s assist was his first point of the season. Paul Gaustad is playing in his 500th career game. The Kings have won 17 of 46 faceoffs (37%); in the win over Columbus on Tuesday, they won 22 of 59 faceoffs (39%). Gaustad has won 12 of 16 faceoffs.

SOG: LAK – 32, NAS – 14

Final: Nashville Predators 3, Los Angeles Kings 0

More updates, notes and quotes to come…

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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.