December 30 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 77-83-22 all-time against the Blackhawks, which includes a record of 37-45-11 in Chicago.

-The Kings are 5-6-1 against the Central Division and 20-5-3 against all other teams.

-The Kings have lost three consecutive games in regulation for the first time since losing five straight in regulation from December 3 – 13, 2011.

-The last game in which Los Angeles earned more power plays than their opponent was on December 7, a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders.

-The Kings were shut out for the second time this season. Their other shutout loss was a 1-0 overtime defeat to Colorado on November 23.

-The Kings are now 16-for-52 all-time in penalty shots.

-Martin Jones has allowed zero or one goals in six of his 10 starts.

-Patrick Kane’s career-high 14-game point streak was snapped.

-Of the Kings’ 49 total shot attempts, 26 were on goal, 13 were blocked and 10 missed the net. Of the Blackhawks’ 45 total shot attempts, 30 were on goal, eight were blocked and seven missed the net.

-Los Angeles was credited with 45 hits, with Matt Greene finishing with a team-high seven. Chicago was credited with 30 hits, with Andrew Shaw finishing with a game-high nine.

-The Kings won 27-of-68 faceoffs (40%). Of regular performers, Mike Richards won 5-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-23, Colin Fraser won 2-of-9, Jarret Stoll won 5-of-13 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-13.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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