Questions to be answered tonight - LA Kings Insider

-Who do the Kings roll with in net? Jonathan Quick has a 1.97 goals against average and .928 save percentage against Vancouver in his career and has seen his play steadily improve over the last two to three weeks, but Jonathan Bernier is riding one of the hottest streaks of his professional career and has allowed one goal in four consecutive starts.

-Will Alec Martinez draw back into the Kings lineup? If he does, whose spot will he take? Keaton Ellerby has seen his usage fall from his first four games in an L.A. uniform, though Darryl Sutter may still prefer to use the stay-at-home / puck moving combination and pair him with Martinez. What combination would best suit a counter presence for the Canucks’ team speed?

-Will Jeff Carter equal his career-high six-game goal scoring streak?

-Cory Schneider is expected to start in goal for Vancouver as the Canucks are looking to buck a three-game home losing streak. Which goalie will show up – the one who stopped 97 of 101 shots in last year’s playoff series and never allowed more than one goal in regulation, or the one who has allowed at least three goals in six of 10 starts this season?

-Kevin Bieksa’s groin injury has kept him out of the lineup for a pair of games in which the Canucks allowed a combined 12 goals. Can he return tonight after taking part in a full practice yesterday? “The first time skating obviously there is going to be some feeling there,” Bieksa told reporters. “But it felt good. I was happy with the way I felt today. We’ll have to see how I feel when I wake up in the morning. We have a lot of games coming up in a short period here so I don’t want to come back and have to leave again and leave my team shorthanded. So I’d like to make sure that I’m ready if I come back.”

-Mason Raymond has been held off the scoresheet in five consecutive games after recording six points (2-4=6) in six games early in February. Will slotting in as the second line center in the absence of Ryan Kesler provide some additional offensive punch to complement the Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Alex Burrows line?

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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.