October 22 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 61-58-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a road mark of 23-34-12. The road team won for only the ninth time in the last 35 regular season games in the series.

-The Kings improved to 1-3-0 against the Pacific Division and 3-3-0 against the Western Conference.

-By winning his 550th career game, Darryl Sutter moved past Marc Crawford into sole possession of 14th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list. Crawford has coached 1,151 NHL games, while Sutter coached his 1,127th career game on Thursday.

-Jordan Nolan appeared in his 200th career game in the win.

-Jeff Carter tied a career-high with four points (2-2=4). It was the sixth four-point game of his career and first since December 18, 2014 against St. Louis.

-Tyler Toffoli scored a goal for the third consecutive game tonight, tying a career-long set last season (five goals; February 7-12, 2015).

-Anze Kopitar logged 18:38 of ice time, his lowest total this season by 2:47.

-Jake Muzzin issued a game-high five hits, while Trevor Lewis blocked a game-high three shots.

-Los Angeles attempted 60 shots (29 on goal, 18 blocked, 13 missed). San Jose attempted 63 shots (40 on goal, 13 blocked, 10 missed). Brent Burns led all skaters with nine shots on goal and 13 shot attempts. Trevor Lewis led Los Angeles with five shots on goal and seven shot attempts.

-The Kings won 32-of-73 faceoffs (44%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-20, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-11, Nick Shore won 11-of-18, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-2, and Jeff Carter won 10-of-22. According to the game sheet, all 12 forwards attempted at least one faceoff for the Sharks.

The Kings have scheduled a 10:00 a.m. morning skate at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, October 23.

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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.