Monday morning links: May 4 - LA Kings Insider

Russia v USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World ChampionshipIIHF.com

U-S-A. U-S-A. The Americans used goals by Trevor Lewis, Torey Krug, Mark Arcobello and Brock Nelson, and a 15-save performance by Jack Campbell to defeat Russia, 4-2, and move to 3-0 in preliminary round play at ČEZ Aréna in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Lewis, who opened the scoring, nearly added a late empty-netter (before Nelson ultimately did so) when he hustled to negate an icing and had his backhanded attempt towards an open net blocked by Evgeni Malkin. The IIHF’s recap is here. Video isn’t available just yet (the game ended during the nine o’clock hour, Pacific time), though for Belarus-Slovakia highlights (which starts with Marian Gaborik getting denied on a penalty shot), Canada-Germany highlights (which include clips of a 17-save shutout performance by Martin Jones and assists by Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin) and Russia-Slovenia highlights, click on the links.

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CBS LOS ANGELES

SLAVA NEWS. From CBSLA.com: “A Superior Court judge was expected Monday to decide whether to order the wife of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov to testify against her husband in a pending domestic violence case.”

GRANTLAND

THIS MAY SOUND FAMILIAR. The 25 Moments From Every NHL Playoff Series: Fear, smugness, satisfaction, loathing and discomfort as articulated by the wonderful Sean McIndoe.

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN

REFLECTIONS. Let’s review Justin Williams’, Jarret Stoll’s and Tyler Toffoli’s seasons. There are Manch updates, too.

SURLY & SCRIBE

TOMERSCH HOLMERSCHSTROM? Bobby Scribe likes what he sees in Michael Mersch and references back to one of the most immovable netfront objects there ever was in a prospect profile.

THE ROYAL HALF

IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME. The #HowOldRobot fad caused a stir on Twitter last week, and it was a given that some humor/satire site would apply it to NHL players. Here’s PumperNicholl, reachin’ for the low hangin’ fruit. All right, this is actually pretty funny.

HOCKEY BUZZ

FANCY STATS. Jason Lewis analyzes the Norris Trophy (race? fight? competition?) and gives a nod to Doughty. Also from Lewis: Dustin Brown: Top-Six Winger or Top-Six Beneficiary?

LAKINGS.COM

TOURNAMENTS. Video clips, GIFs and updates across the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as well as post-game quotes from Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik and Trevor Lewis following recent IIHF World Championships games (as compiled by Julie Robenhymer).

Russia v USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

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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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