The View From Edmonton - LA Kings Insider


Jim Matheson: Oilers make a point Sunday, even as team fails to snag any in 3-2 loss to L.A. Kings

“We know the teenager would like to have shot the puck under the crossbar, far away from Quick’s mitt which is the size of a garbage can lid, but the rubber met the road on or about the goal-line.”

Joanne Ireland: Kings 3, Oilers 2: Oilers take on all the Kings’ men, fail to register last-minute tie-breaker

“The Oilers — outhit 39-24, outshot 34-28, and unable to regain the lead after Benoit Pouliot opened the scoring at 4:42 — were a video review away from at least taking the Kings to overtime.”


Robert Tychkowski: Edmonton Oilers edged 3-2 by Los Angeles Kings

“The (3-5) Oilers, hoping to rebound after a 7-4 loss to the Washington Capitals, kind of did. Aside from a sluggish second period, they were step for step with a big bruising LA team for most of the night and almost took it to overtime.”

Terry Jones: Edmonton Oilers robbed by Jonathan Quick’s glove

“When Jonathan Quick flopped the modern day extra large pizza-sized trapper on top of the puck as it was crossing the goal line with 5.2 seconds to play Sunday night against the Los Angeles Kings, it had no chance to count. Zero.”


baggedmilk: GDB 9.0 Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

“The Kings played a heavy brand of hockey, got some luck on the winning goal, and didn’t give the Oilers many chances to produce offense. It’s not as though the Oilers played poorly tonight, but they were outclassed by a very good hockey team.”


OilFanInYYC: The Oilers Deserved To Lose But Not Like This

“In the latter 13 minutes of the second period the Oilers were only able to muster 2 shot attempts. Those 13 minutes defined the rest of the game and eventually sealed the fate of the Oilers.”


Kurt Leavins: Edmonton Oilers Drop Controversial 3-2 Decision

“As shaky as that 2nd Period was for the Edmonton Oilers, fact is they hung around. It was a game at the end only because the Oilers bent but didn’t break, until Taylor Hall was able to slip a nifty deflection past the L.A. goaltender.”

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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.