January 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 40-81-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a road mark of 15-47-6. Each team ended the season series with a 1-1 record, having scored three goals. The Kings have lost three straight road games to the Bruins but are 8-5-0 overall against Boston since the 2005-06 season.

-Los Angeles fell to 7-8-3 against the Eastern Conference and 5-4-1 against the Atlantic Division.

-In the 25 games since December 1, the Kings have recorded a 57.2% Corsi-for percentage in five-on-five play (1226 Corsi for / 917 Corsi against).

-Over the last 25 games, the Los Angeles has been outscored 71-69 (excluding shootout goals). The Kings have scored at least three goals in 12 of their last 21 games.

-Los Angeles leads the league with 1,606 total team hits. The two teams combined for 67 hits on Saturday (LAK – 35, BOS – 32). Jordan Nolan and Dennis Seidenberg tied with a game-high five hits.

-Anze Kopitar (two) and Jeff Carter (two) have combined for four road goals this season.

-Jordan Nolan’s goal was his second of the season and first since November 29 a 4-1 loss to Chicago. His 13:12 of ice time was his second highest mark of the season.

-The Kings attempted 55 shots (31 on goal, 14 blocked, 10 missed). The Bruins attempted 48 shots (33 on goal, 9 blocked, 6 missed). Drew Doughty led all skaters with nine shot attempts, while Brad Marchand led all skaters with seven shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 20-of-51 faceoffs (39%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 5-of-14, Jarret Stoll won 8-of-15, Nick Shore won 2-of-8, and Jeff Carter won 5-of-14.

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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.