February 3 morning skate notes - LA Kings Insider

Good afternoon from the media bus, which is traveling back to the team hotel from the Verizon Center. While the Capitals skated that their team’s facility in Arlington, VA, the Kings took the ice at the Verizon Center in Washington. DC at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Notes from the skate:

Lines!

Gaborik – Kopitar – Brown
King – Carter – Toffoli
Clifford – Stoll – Williams
Lewis – Shore – Andreoff – Nolan

Muzzin – Doughty
Regehr – Martinez
McNabb – Greene
McBain

Quick
Jones

Notes!

-Perhaps Darryl Sutter wanted to inject a little bit more life or urgency in the skate, but after line rushes and while the team was participating in a drill, he loudly reminded the team, “you play how you practice” while throwing out an additional colorful word or two. It’s nothing really out of the ordinary; it’s something heard many times throughout the year at practices and morning skates. And it happened today.

-While Nick Shore went through the first rotation as part of the fourth line, he also remained on the ice for extra work while Andy Andreoff came off early. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see both take part in warm-ups; the line projections later today will most likely include Andreoff with a “B” or so level of confidence. Jamie McBain remained on for extra work, so he’s likely out tonight.

-Jonathan Quick left the ice first, so he’s expected to start in net against the Capitals.

-Tanner Pearson (broken lower fibula) is remaining with the team through the remainder of the trip and will continue to work with the club’s training staff. There is still no timetable for his return.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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