Live Blog: Los Angeles at Anaheim - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings 6, Anaheim Ducks 0
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Attendance: 13,115

LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Jake Muzzin, D Drew Doughty, LW Tanner Pearson, C Anze Kopitar, RW Tyler Toffoli

ANA starters: G Viktor Fasth, D Cam Fowler, D Ben Lovejoy, LW Patrick Maroon, C Nick Bonino, RW Devante Smith-Pelly

Referees: Mike Leggo, Trevor Hanson
Linesmen: Vaughan Rody, Jay Sharrers

Jarret Stoll, Anze Kopitar and Matt Greene are wearing an “A” on their jerseys tonight. No surprise there.

1:08 – Quick with a nice glove save on a Dustin Penner backhand. Penner is wearing #17 for Anaheim. Corey Perry sidestepped Jeff Schultz to set up the quality opportunity.
2:30 – Linden Vey weathered a heavy hit deep in LA territory.
5:38 – Mat Clark of Anaheim whistled for interference. LAK on PP.
9:15 – Stoll with good hustle on the backcheck to lift up Penner’s stick and disrupt an Anaheim scoring chance.
10:10 – Mat Clark of Anaheim whistled for tripping. That’s ::counts:: two minor penalties for Clark in the first 10:10. LA back on the power play.
14:34 – Cam Fowler whistled for high sticking. Double-minor.
15:08 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Matt Frattin (Drew Doughty), PPG. 1-0 LAK – Frattin with a really nice little pause when bringing the puck from the boards that moved Nick Bonino out of position. A quick release beats Fasth between his legs. Comes on the first half of the PP.
16:37 – Jarret Stoll takes a holding penalty with 31 seconds remaining on the PP.
18:51 – Devante Smith-Pelly whistled for tripping. LA back on the power play.
~Period Over~

1:00 – Anaheim has killed off the Smith-Pelly minor.
1:55 – Penalty shot LA. Great little flip from Lewis to Clifford; Clifford was hooked on a partial break.
1:55 – Clifford denied. Lefthanded shooter began wide to his left and cut to the middle. Shot stopped by Fasth’s glove.
4:29 – How do I make my F5 button automatically type “Penalty on Anaheim”? Smith-Pelly for interference.
7:10 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Scott Sabourin (Jeff Schultz, Linden Vey). 2-0 LAK – Sabourin streaked down the right wing and beat Fasth up high, gloveside, with a wristshot. Lots of LA zone time tonight.
13:28 – Tanner Pearson tripping minor…killed off.
15:30 – A couple of quick odd-man rushes during the PK. Kopitar – Martinez on a two-on-one was the best opportunity. Martinez did a good job presenting himself to accept the pass, but the Anaheim defender blocked it.
18:17 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Drew Doughty (Jake Muzzin, Jeff Carter). 3-0 LAK – Doughty low-to-the-ice wrister from the right point gets through some traffic and past Fasth. Almost looked like it was deflected by Frattin, who was in the vicinity. Fasth may have been distracted by him.
20:00 – Los Angeles is outshooting Anaheim 25-12 after two. There was a bit of a scrum in the LA end as the buzzer sounded. Some jawing as the teams headed back to their tunnels. Doughty whistled for slashing, so Anaheim will go on the power play to begin the third. Long discussion with Greene and a linesman as the teams exited the ice.
~Period Over~

0:00 – Mathieu Garon in for LA. John Gibson in for Anaheim. Quick: 12/12; Fasth: 23/26.
7:00 – Controversial hybrid icing to some in attendance.
9:03 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Jeff Carter (Tanner Pearson). 4-0 LAK – Two-on-one for Pearson and Carter with Pearson carrying the puck on the right wing. He elects to snap off a wristshot. Gibson knocks the puck down but was unable to cover. Carter bangs in the loose puck from the paint.
10:25 – Quick scrum involving all 10 skaters in the corner to the right of Gibson. Nothing major. No penalties.
10:25 – OK we’re getting penalties. Clifford and Staubitz with 10-minute misconducts.
12:05 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Jeff Carter (Matt Frattin, Mike Richards). 5-0 LAK – The development on that breakaway was visible from Tustin. So much space for Carter. Frattin springs him loose, and he scores on a wrister (were you expecting something else?) from just above the hash marks.
15:57 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Anze Kopitar (Matt Frattin, Drew Doughty). 6-0 LAK. Snapper from the right circle. Everything is taking place in Anaheim’s end tonight.

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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.