November 7 postgame notes, videos - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings improved to 41-55-18 all-time against the Sabres, which includes a record of 25-24-0 at home. Los Angeles is 8-2-1 in the last 11 home games against Buffalo, and 3-6-0 in the last nine overall head-to-head matchups. The Kings had played all 28 other teams in the league prior to their last meeting against the Sabres on October 8, 2011.

-Los Angeles won 26-of-53 faceoffs, losing the faceoff battle for the first time in eight games.

-With a 4-for-4 penalty kill, the Kings were perfect while shorthanded since killing off all five Dallas power plays on October 19.

-Los Angeles failed to record 30 shots for the fifth time in 16 games. They out-shot their opponent for the 14th time in 16 games.

-In his 300th career game, Jonathan Quick earned his 26th career regular season shutout and first since a 4-0 win over Phoenix on March 18, 2013. He is six shutouts behind Rogie Vachon for the most in Kings history.

-Anze Kopitar has goals in three straight games (3-2=5 over that span) and 11 points (4-7=11) in the last eight games.

-Mike Richards has points in three straight games (2-3=5 in that span) and eight points (4-4=8) in the last seven games.

-Drew Doughty has seven points (3-4=7) in the last eight games.

-The Kings had 10 former Manchester Monarchs in the lineup tonight: Quick, Muzzin, Lewis, Brown, Voynov, Martinez, Vey, Nolan, Toffoli and King.

-The Kings are now 6-for-17 (35.3%) on the power play over the last four games.

-Mike Richards finished with a game-high six shots.

-Linden Vey recorded 11:28 of ice time in his NHL debut. He spent 1:50 on the power play and 2:08 on the penalty kill.

-Amongst regular faceoff performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-23, Trevor Lewis won 4-of-8 and Linden Vey won 3-of-8.

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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.