March 2013 - LA Kings Insider
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March 31 postgame notes

-The Kings finished with a 10-6-1 record in March, marking the sixth time in franchise history that they won at least 10 games in one month (11 – January, 2002; 10 – March 2013, March 2012, January 2010, February, 1991, November 1988). The 21 points tied for the most points ever recorded in March; o... Read More
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Game 35: Los Angeles at Dallas

Los Angeles Kings 3, Dallas Stars 2 Final SOG: LAK - 40; DAL - 15 PP: LAK - 0/1; DAL - 0/1 Attendance: 15,719 Three Stars: 1) LAK - Brad Richardson 2) DAL - Kari Lehtonen 3) LAK - Anze Kopitar First Period 1) LAK - Jeff Carter (20) (Mike Richards, Dustin Penner), 0:25 Second Per... Read More
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Behold: American Airlines Center

Could this be? Could this be the last "Behold" post...ever this season? Welcome to the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Stars since the move from Reunion Arena following the 2000-01 season. There are three franchise-specific retired numbers honored in the rafters here: Neal Broten (#7), ... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: March 31

-Who starts in goal this evening in Dallas? Will there be any lineup changes? There’s no morning skate and the Kings don’t announce their starting goaltenders or lineups ahead of time, so it’s not possible to observe who comes off the ice first or who stays on for extra work. I’m leaning 55-45% in f... Read More
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Good morning, Dallas

From the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Lone Star State, a two hour flight south has deposited us into the Pacific Division's eastern outlier. That may seem to be an innocent, Spanish style-roofed house pictured at center, but it is most certainly a nightclub that was causing quite the hullabaloo d... Read More
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March 30 postgame notes

-Since April 4, 2009, the Kings are 99-1-11 when leading after two periods. The Kings are 13-1-2 when leading after two periods in 2012-13. -The Kings dropped to 1-2 in shootouts in 2012-13. They are 47-39 overall in the shootout since its implementation prior to the 2005-06 season. -The Kings' st... Read More
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March 30 postgame quotes: Rob Scuderi

On whether Saturday was a “sloppy game” or the Kings took the “foot off the accelerator”: “I think it’s just like everything. It’s a mixture of both. I thought we had a real good two periods, carried the game except for maybe five or six minutes, and then we started to get a little sloppy. Gave up ... 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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