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EDMONTON JOURNAL

Jim Matheson: Perron scores Oilers’ winning goal in shootout

“David Perron, the fourth Oilers shooter, deked Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to give Edmonton a 3-2 shootout victory and end a nine-game losing streak.”

Joanne Ireland: MacTavish ready to play GM again after stint on Oilers bench

“Going forward, MacTavish said he will continue to make changes as he sees fit, although he repeated again on Tuesday that the Oilers are not in a position to be spending their future.”

EDMONTON SUN

Robert Tychkowski: Edmonton Oilers beat Los Angeles Kings in shootout

“OK, it’s shocking when Edmonton beats anybody, but full marks to the Oilers for determined effort that snapped a nine-game losing streak and gave them just their second taste of vicotry in their last 22 starts.”

Terry Jones: An Edmonton Oilers win is a win is a win

“But there’s no knocking the win, especially a win which was the first in the NHL coaching career of Todd Nelson and one, which at least for the first two periods seemed to indicate a new identity seemingly instituted by Nelson in his first game coaching without G.M. Craig MacTavish standing beside him on the bench.”

OILERS NATION

baggedmilk: GDB 37.0 Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

“I don’t think any of us would have expected the Oilers to beat the Kings for Todd Nelson’s first NHL win. Regardless, that’s what happened, and the Oilers almost deserved it.”

SB Nation – COPPER & BLUE

OilFanInYYC: A Win is a Win… I Guess

“Its tough to get excited about a win especially if they miss out on McDavid because of 2 stupid points.”

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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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