On Alec Martinez’s conditioning level as he prepares to re-enter the lineup:
“He’s fine. We tried to push him the last two or three days with getting a little bit more game situation stuff.”

On how Martinez’s entrance affects defensive pairings:
“We’ll leave the four guys together and put Marty with Keaton.”

On Keaton Ellerby’s play:
“He’s been fine. You know what? It’s sort of exactly what I talked about when we got him. He’s a big kid that’s mobile. So it was just the next part of all the execution things…He came in and he probably played on adrenaline. He played really good the first three games, and then we went on the Chicago-Edmonton-Calgary, and he struggled. Since then, he’s been better again. He’s a boy. He’s a young guy, and that’s kind of why, quite honest, when we put Marty back in, Marty’s a young guy too that’s a teen-minute guy. It’s very simple. He was playing too many minutes early. He’s better off in your third pair. Drewiske is our second-oldest defenseman, and we need him to play like our second oldest defenseman, not our second youngest.”

On the power play in the Vancouver game:
“We’ve been good on the power play, not [just] good things last game. We’ve been good on it, quite honest. Talking about Nashville, the one goal we scored against Nashville was a power play goal.”

On whether back-to-back games at home are any different from road back-to-backs:
“Not really. It’s the schedule part of it. What is it, six games in nine games? So it’s really not ‘at home’ as much as you’re just trying to manage energy and manage preparation with the guys, and then it becomes their responsibility to play them.”

On today’s optional morning skate and whether there will even be a morning skate tomorrow:
“I think we’ll probably be in the same thing all week. Some guys want to. You can’t say ‘none’. Some guys want a handful of minutes. Some guys want to try skates, sticks, gloves, all those things. You’ve got to get them here, so it’s not so much on-ice. Even yesterday, we had some guys out there for 15 minutes, some guys out for 30.”

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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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