October 12 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles improved to 11-3-4 all-time against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 7-0-2. The Kings improved to 3-1-1 overall and 2-0-0 at home against the Jets since their relocation to Winnipeg.

-The Kings are 1-0-0 on a six-game homestand (4-1 W vs WPG, 10/14 EDM, 10/16 STL, 10/19 MIN, 10/23 BUF, 10/26 CBJ)., their second-longest homestand of the year.

– With two first period assists, Drew Doughty (164 assists) passed Marty McSorley for fifth on the all-time assist list amongst Kings defensemen and 22nd overall in club history. Doughty led the team in TOI for the third consecutive game (23:31). He currently ranks first in the NHL in total TOI (80:59) and fourth in the NHL in TOI/GM (26:59).

-Darryl Sutter won his 99th game as Los Angeles’ head coach. The fastest coach to 100 wins with the organization was Terry Murray, who accomplished the feat in 197 games. Sutter coached his 182nd game as a King tonight.

-The line of Jeff Carter (1-1=2), Tanner Pearson (1-1=2) and Tyler Toffoli (1-1=2) combined for six points and registered a plus-8 rating. In the last two games the line has nine points (5-4=9) with a plus-14 rating.

-Carter, Doughty, Pearson and Toffoli all had multi-point games. The last time at least four Kings had multi-point games was Apr. 2, 2014 vs. PHX (now Arizona), when Carter, Kopitar, Martinez and Pearson recorded multi-point efforts.

-Martin Jones earned his first win of the season and 13th of his career. Including the preseason, Martin Jones has stopped 119-of-125 shots he has faced. That is good for a .952 SV% and a 1.38 GAA.

-The Kings attempted 55 shots (31 on goal, 10 blocked, 14 missed). The Jets attempted 50 shots (30 on goal, 8 blocked, 12 missed). Michael Frolik led all skaters with seven shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 30-of-67 faceoffs. Among regular perfomers, Mike Richards won 10-of-18, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-16, Jarret Stoll won 8-of-20 and Jeff Carter won 3-of-13.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Monday.

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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.