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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Dave Molinari: Penguins power past Kings, 3-0

“Kunitz gave the Penguins the only goal they would need at 9:16 of the opening period, when he steered an Evgeni Malkin feed past Los Angeles goalie Martin Jones on a five-on-three advantage.”

Seth Rorabaugh: Kings at Penguins – 10-30-14

“If the Penguins were missing Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, Brandon Sutter as well as Paul Martin while also starting Thomas Greiss, they would a lesser team as well.”

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Josh Yohe: Fleury, Penguins too much for Kings

“The Penguins produced an impressive impersonation of the Kings, beating them at their own game. It was a physical, sometimes hostile affair, the kind of game the Penguins haven’t thrived in during recent seasons.”

Rob Rossi: The best Penguins defense is … a potent offense

“It might not be possible for an offensive-minded team to win the Cup, but it’s certainly impossible to believe the Penguins will win it again without trying to outscore opponents in the playoffs. This team, even with a 40-percent overhaul by Rutherford, remains built to fill the net.”

SB Nation – PENSBURGH

Mike Darnay: GIF-Cap: Penguins Shutout the LA Kings 3-0

“All in all, a good win for the Penguins. The power play is just lightning in a bottle. With a 3-0 lead, the Penguins closed out the game in successful fashion, which was nice to see, against a team like the LA Kings who can stifle you with their puck possession.”

THE PENSBLOG

TPB Staff: RECAP: GAME 9. PENGUINS BEAT KINGS 3-0.

“Finally in the third period, Malkin had had enough and went after Jason Williams. They had a battle but not enough of a battle to warrant 5-minute fighting majors for either of them.”

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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