November 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 79-87-22 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes a home mark of 42-40-11. The Kings are now 1-1-0 against the Blackhawks this season and will conclude the season series at the United Center on March 14.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 9-5-0 against the Western Conference and 6-1-0 against the Central Division.

-Chicago had won 42 consecutive regular season and playoff games when leading after two periods, dating back to Game 7 of the 2014 Western Conference Final.

-Saturday’s game ended a string of 11 consecutive games in which the Kings were shorthanded at least three times.

-Anze Kopitar has logged at least 20 minutes in five consecutive games, tying his longest streak of 20+ minute games of the season. He has six points (2-4=6) in the last five games.

-Marian Gaborik posted his first multi-goal game since scoring twice and adding an assist in an 8-2 win over Edmonton on April 2, 2015. He has four goals, five points and a plus-three rating in his last seven games.

-Jeff Carter has points in three straight games (1-2=3) and currently leads the Kings with 22 points (10-12=22).

-Milan Lucic has points in three straight games (1-2=3). His 19:05 of ice time was his high as a King. He registered nine shot attempts (4 on goal, 3 blocked, 2 missed) and a game-high eight hits.

-Los Angeles attempted 68 shots (36 on goal, 14 blocked, 18 missed). Chicago attempted 40 shots (22 on goal, 7 blocked, 11 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with 10 shot attempts (7 on goal, 1 blocked, 2 missed) and seven shots on goal.

-The Kings won 33-of-59 faceoffs (56%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 15-of-25, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Nick Shore won 7-of-17, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-4 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-11.

Sunday, November 29 is a scheduled off-day for the team. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30 at Toyota Sports Center.

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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.