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Lisa Dillman: Jarret Stoll scores in overtime to lift Kings past Ducks, 3-2

“This was a franchise-record fifth consecutive overtime game for the Ducks.”

Lance Pugmire: Ducks deal with tough calls in loss to Kings

“A goaltender interference penalty called against Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf in the third period and an early overtime hooking call against Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm were each followed by Kings power-play goals.”


Eric Stephens: Kings give a little extra to beat Ducks in rematch

“Still, the Ducks (11-3-4) were again in position to win, grabbing the lead twice on goals by Emerson Etem and Ryan Kesler in the second. But they were left gritting their teeth through two penalty calls that the Kings would use to their advantage.”

Eric Stephens: Ducks’ fifth overtime game in a row is a franchise first

“Perry missed his fifth consecutive while Beauchemin missed his third and will be out for longer, having just returned home after getting intravenous fluids at an Orange County hospital.”

Jeff Miller: Perry skating is better than Perry sitting for Ducks

“Now, a question: Is it too early to start rooting for the Ducks and Kings to meet again in this season’s playoffs? Thanks to the Ducks’ final performance back in May, they do still owe us a competitive Game 7.”


Daniel AC: Gameday Recap: Kings Dive Past Ducks

“Getzy got knocked off balance by Clifford, and nudged Quick who dropped like a 1950s kid hearing a nuclear bomb siren. Getzlaf to the penalty box, and the Kings power play to the ice.”

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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.