April 29 practice report

WE TALKIN' 'BOUT PRACTICE. Well, not really. The team held meetings at Toyota Sports Center on Tuesday in advance of Wednesday's Game 7. Mike Richards and Drew Doughty met with the media before Darryl Sutter shared some of his time, and after it was all said and done, Daryl Evans and I shared some o... Read More

Schultz expected to be recalled

The Los Angeles Kings are expected to recall defenseman Jeff Schultz from AHL-Manchester in advance of Game 7. The recall, which is not official at this point, is an indication that Willie Mitchell is unlikely to be available tomorrow. Though Matt Greene would be the likely defender to be inserte... Read More

The view from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Kings beat Sharks 4-1, force Game 7 Now the Sharks face the possibility of becoming only the fourth NHL team to lose a playoff series after taking the first three games. And the fact San Jose won the first two by a combined 13-5 margin only makes that develo... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: April 29

Darryl Sutter is often asked during the regular season whether a tightly contested game had a “playoff feel.” He’s pretty quick to laugh at such suggestions, and for a good reason. There’s very little from the regular season that’s able to match the fear, intensity and explosion of nervous energy in... Read More

April 28 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 9-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a home record of 6-4. The Kings are 97-129 all-time in the playoffs and 56-52 at home. -Los Angeles is the ninth NHL club to force a Game 7 after trailing 0-3 in a series. Three teams have ... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left


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.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

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.