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EDMONTON JOURNAL

Jim Matheson: Oilers out of it early against mighty Kings

“With the Kings rolling in and around the Oilers (15 goals against in three games), LA’s That 70’s Line of Jeff Carter, Toffoli and Pearson (two), all scored and were virtually unstoppable as they ran their record to 9-0-2 in the last 11 against the Oilers.”

Jim Matheson: Ex-Edmonton Oilers centre Jarret Stoll in winning comfort zone with Los Angeles Kings

“The six-foot-one, 215-pound Stoll was used differently in Edmonton for four years. He had one 68-point season, which raised everybody’s expectations for what he could be (a No. 2 centre), but he clearly is one of the NHL’s best No. 3 guys. On the Cup champions, he averages 16 ½ minutes a game.”

EDMONTON SUN

Robert Tychkowski: Oilers unable to match Kings goal output, dig themselves early hole

“But heaven help us all if we ever have to write that anything else the Edmonton Oilers do this year is worse than the train wreck they laid down Tuesday night at the Staples Centre.”

OILERSNATION.COM

Robin Brownlee: Oilers Nation: Game Recap

“Fans were in an ugly mood after just two games, losses to the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, and a 6-1 waxing at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center Tuesday has done nothing but stoke the discontent as the Oilers stagger into the desert to face the Arizona Coyotes.”

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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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