-With the win, the Kings improved to 57-54-19 all-time against the Sharks, which includes a 21-32-12 all-time record in the Bay Area. The win was Los Angeles’ first regular season win at the SAP Center since December 27, 2010.

-Los Angeles has earned points in 10 of the last 11 games against San Jose (6-1-4).

-With Anze Kopitar’s goal, the Kings’ scoreless streak ended at 154:43. For the Sharks, Alex Stalock’s franchise record scoreless streak ended at 178:55.

-Including playoffs, the win marked the ninth consecutive one-goal road game the Kings have played in San Jose.

-Including playoffs, the road team won for only the second time in the last 24 head-to-head matchups.

-Since returning from injury, Jonathan Quick is 5-4-2 with a 1.53 GAA, .938 Sv% and two shutouts.

-Each of the three goalies to appear in a game for the Kings this season has recorded three shutouts.

-Jeff Carter has 22 points in the last 23 games (13-9=22).

-The Kings have scored more than two goals four times in the last 18 games. In the last nine games, they have scored 15 goals.

-The Kings are 3-1-1 in 1-0 games in 2013-14.

-The Kings are in a 3-for-36 stretch on the power play and a 34-for-38 stretch on the penalty kill.

-The two teams combined to block 46 shots (LAK – 24; SJS – 22). Of Los Angeles’ 55 shot attempts, 21 were on net, 22 were blocked, as 12 missed the net. Of San Jose’s 55 shot attempts, 23 were on net, 24 were blocked, and eight missed the net. Matt Greene, Willie Mitchell and Justin Braun each blocked a game-high four shots.

-The Kings won 29-of-56 faceoffs (52%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 15-of-22, Colin Fraser won 1-of-3, Jarret Stoll won 5-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 1-of-3.

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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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