November 2 postgame notes, videos - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles fell to 29-22-6 all-time against Nashville, which includes a record of 14-13-2 at home.

-The Kings have won more faceoffs than their opponent in each of the last seven games and are 266-for-463 (57.5%) over that span. Overall, the team leads the league with a 55.8% success rate. Nashville, the league’s second best faceoff team, dropped to a 54.9% success rate.

-Since killing off 14 consecutive power plays, the Kings’ penalty kill has allowed at least one goal in each of its last six games, going 17-for-26 (65.4%) over that span. Nashville received three power plays on Saturday, ending a string of seven consecutive games in which Kings opponents received at least four.

-The Kings lost for the first time this season when a player recorded a multi-point effort.

-Anze Kopitar has 10 points (3-7=10) in the last seven games.

-Justin Williams has nine points (3-6=9) in the last seven games.

-Mike Richards has six points (3-3=6) in the last six games.

-The Kings have recorded at least 30 shots on goal in 11 of 15 games this season and have out-shot their opponents in 13 of 15 games.

-Nashville out-hit Los Angeles, 28-25. Eric Nystrom was credited with a game-high seven hits.

-The Predators finished with 22 blocked shots. Kevin Klein was credited with a game-high five blocks. The Kings blocked eight shots, led by Willie Mitchell’s four.

-Jake Muzzin took six shots on goal, had six shots blocked, and missed one shot in 21:11 of ice time. Tyler Toffoli (five shots) was the only other player from either team to record more than four shots on goal.

-The Kings won 35-of-65 faceoffs (54%). Amongst regular performers, Mike Richards won 10-of-17, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-27, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-7, Colin Fraser won 2-of-4 and Jarret Stoll won 5-of-5.

-Tyler Toffoli recorded 19:23 of ice time.

-Colin Fraser recorded 4:15 of ice time.

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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.