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Jim Matheson: Oilers rebound with strong outing against Kings

“The Oilers, who also got a breakaway score from Benoit Pouliot, rallied around Bachman and refused to let the Kings, who demolished them 8-2 a week ago, come back in a game they absolutely had to have.”

John MacKinnon: Short-handed Oilers find a way to trump Kings

“As for the spoiler role in the west on a night when former Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk backstopped Minnesota to a 2-1 victory over Chicago, clinching a playoff spot for the Wild, the Oilers inserted a dagger into the heart of the Kings.”


Robert Tychkowski: Bachman backstops Oilers to payback win over Kings

“With their goalie playing his first game since returning from his brother’s funeral, the Oilers rose up and delivered a gritty and inspirational show of support for their hurting teammate.”

Terry Jones: Edmonton Oilers show full value in win over defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings

“When you are in a playoff fight for your lives like L.A., who plays their back-up in Game 80? If nothing else, it announces to everybody in the room that this is a gimme like their 8-2 win at home against the Oilers last week.”

Derek Van Diest: SNAPSHOTS: After last week’s huge loss in Los Angeles, Oilers look to return favour to Kings

“On Saturday, the Oilers were unable to stick it directly to Calgary, losing 4-0. On Tuesday, the Flames were pulling for the Oilers, hoping they could beat the Kings.”


baggedmilk: GDB 80.0 Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

“I was happy to see Tyler Pitlick score his second goal of the year. The guy has gone through endless bad luck and injuries and you can’t help but pull for him.”


Ken.Price: Oilers win one for Bachman, derail Kings playoff plans

“From the opening faceoff, the Oilers must have looked like a completely different team compared to last week. They were bumping, and crashing and fighting.”

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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.