October 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 30-24-28 all-time against Nashville, a record that includes a home mark of 15-14-3. The Kings snapped a three-game home losing streak (0-2-1) and a five-game losing streak (0-3-2) overall to the Predators. These teams will meet next at Bridgestone Arena on February 20.

-Los Angeles improved to 6-3-0 against the Western Conference and 4-0-0 against the Central Division. In a stretch of four consecutive games against the Central Division, they are 2-0-0 (4-1 W @ WPG, 4-3 W vs NSH, 11/2 @ CHI, 11/3 @ STL).

-Each of the last seven games between the Kings and Predators has been decided by one goal, with Los Angeles winning two of those seven games.

-The Kings have won seven games in a row, tying the sixth-longest streak in club history. During the winning streak, they have led for 208:20, while their opponents have led for 19:18. They have allowed nine goals over the seven-game streak. The longest winning streak in club history is nine games, set from January 21, 2010 to February 6, 2010.

-Los Angeles won its first game of the season when trailing entering the third period. The last time that happened was January 1, 2015 at Vancouver, when the Kings entered the third period trailing 2-1 before winning 3-2. They accomplished this feat four times last season.

-Los Angeles improved to 2-0 in overtime this season.

-Over his last seven games, Jonathan Quick is 6-1-0 with a 1.41 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout (425:13; 191-201 shots). He has won six consecutive games.

-With an assist, Milan Lucic extended his point streak to five games (2-4=6).

-Tyler Toffoli (2-0=2) scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season. Prior to this evening’s action, he was currently tied for the league-lead in goals.

-Jeff Carter appeared in his 150th consecutive game, dating back to November 25, 2013. The franchise record for consecutive games played is 330, set by Anze Kopitar between March 21, 2007 and March 26, 2011. With his game-winning goal, he now has 14 goals and 23 points in 20 career games against Nashville.

-Andy Andreoff scored his first goal of the season and the third goal of his career.

-The Kings attempted 61 shots (29 on goal, 21 blocked, 11 missed). The Predators attempted 58 shots (34 on goal, 10 blocked, 14 missed). Drew Doughty, Filip Forsberg and Ryan Ellis finished tied with a game-high six shots on goal, while Dustin Brown (3 on goal, 5 blocked, 2 missed) led all skaters with 10 shot attempts.

-Los Angeles won 26-of-32 faceoffs (45%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-19, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-6, Nick Shore won 5-of-8, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-2, and Jeff Carter won 8-of-9.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1 before traveling to Chicago.

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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.