March 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles fell to 22-15-13 all-time against Minnesota and 11-8-6 at home. Six of the last seven games between the two teams have been decided by one goal.

-The Kings’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot and the third seed in the Pacific Division remains at five (over Phoenix).

-After going 126-1-11 when leading after two periods in the 138 games prior to March 17, Los Angeles is now 4-2-0 in their last six games when leading after two.

-The Kings compiled a 9-10-2 record against the Central Division. They’ll face every Pacific Division team once to close out the season (vs PHX, @ SJ, @ VAN, @ CGY, @ EDM, vs ANA).

-Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak was snapped. They are 14-4-0 since February 6.

-The Kings have allowed four goals in the last 15 shorthanded situations.

-By finishing 11-4-0 record (22 points) in March, Los Angeles finished with the best March in club history and tied January, 2002 for the most wins out of any month in team history.

-Anze Kopitar has 20 points (8-12=20) in the last 19 games.

-Alec Martinez, who scored seven goals in March, has 12 points (7-5=12) in the last 15 games.

-Marian Gaborik has points in four straight games (1-4=5).

-Willie Mitchell has five assists and a plus-six rating in the last six games.

-Tyler Toffoli had his four-game point streak snapped.

-With one goal and one assist in the last nine games, this is Drew Doughty’s least productive nine-game stretch of the season. He remains one assist behind Marty McSorley for fifth place amongst defensemen on the franchise’s all-time assist list.

-Jordan Nolan’s ice time of 14:19 was his second highest total of the season.

-Justin Williams and Kyle Brodziak finished with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles attempted 46 shots (20 on goal, 11 blocked, 15 missed), while Minnesota attempted 39 shots (20 on goal, 7 blocked, 12 missed).

-The Kings won 24-of-52 faceoffs (46%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 10-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 6-of-16, Jarret Stoll won 4-of-9, and Jeff Carter won 4-of-11.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1.

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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.