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George Johnson won the Lede of the Night with this observation, in reference to Darryl Sutter’s hangover quote following yesterday’s morning skate: “Late last night, his counterpart, Bob Hartley, probably needed a few good stiff drinks,” said Johnson, who came away impressed by the Kings.
Flames ground up and spit out by defending champs

Scott Cruikshank analyzed the sturdy play of Joey MacDonald, which included the second period collision with Trevor Lewis.
MacDonald without support as Flames flattened by defending Stanley Cup champs

Calgary Herald Hockey Coverage

Calgary Sun

Eric Francis asked Darryl Sutter about whether Los Angeles was experiencing a Stanley Cup hangover. Sutter, through his oft-repeated “I know what a hangover is, and I didn’t have one” reply, denies that assertion while pointing to the team’s vastly different blue line. In the other locker room, Bob Hartley, coach of Colorado’s 2001 Cup-winning team that defeated the Kings in the second round, acknowledged a Cup hangover. So apparently L.A. is suffering a Stanley Cup hangover.
The Stanley Cup Hangover: L.A. Kings proof it exists

Wes Gilbertson has the Sun’s game story, which is accompanied by a terrific photo of Jake Muzzin battling for a puck. Hartley also opines that “the bottom line is that we have to be a grittier team. We need to be in people’s face. They ran our goalie and there was no consequences to this. That’s just not acceptable.”
Champion Kings KO Flames

Calgary Sun Hockey Coverage

Flames Nation

Justin Azevedo (a 21-year old University of Calgary student, not the similarly named Kings prospect) has an astute and comprehensive review of the game. He also disagrees with the “they ran our goalie, so let’s beat ‘em up” idea (See: Hartley quote above).
Post-Game: Fallen Uncles

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

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.