December 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 104-98-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes an away mark of 41-59-18. The Kings improved to 2-1-0 against the Canucks this season in advance of remaining games at Staples Center on March 7 and at Rogers Arena on April 4.

-Los Angeles improved to 12-6-0 against the Western Conference and 6-5-0 against the Pacific Division. The Kings are 2-1-0 over a stretch of five consecutive games against the Pacific Division (L vs SJS, W @ ARI, W @ VAN, 12/29 @ EDM, 12/31 @ CGY).

-By recording his 40th career shutout, Jonathan Quick tied John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek for the most shutouts all-time amongst American-born goaltenders. Quick’s shutout was his third this season.

-By scoring three goals, Tyler Toffoli registered the first hat trick of the season for Los Angeles and tied his career-high in goals with his second career hat trick. He was also the only player to register three goals in a game during the 2014-15 season. Dwight King was the last player (October 24, 2013 vs. Phoenix) to register a hat trick before Toffoli.

-With his assist on Tyler Toffoli’s third goal, Drew Doughty recorded the 217th assist of his career and moved past Steve Duchesne into sole possession of third place on the franchise’s all-time list of assists by Kings defensemen. He trails Rob Blake (333) and Mark Hardy (250).

-Jeff Carter’s team-leading streak of 174 consecutive games played ended. Dustin Brown now leads the team with 130 consecutive games played.

-Anze Kopitar tied a career-high with four assists. It was his third career four-assist game and the first since December 18, 2014 against St. Louis. He won 23 of 28 faceoffs.

-Los Angeles attempted 63 shots (38 on goal, 14 blocked, 11 missed), while Vancouver attempted 41 shots (27 on goal, 10 blocked, 4 missed). Toffoli and Radim Vrbata finished tied with a game-high seven shots on goal, while Vrbata’s 11 shot attempts (7 on goal, 4 blocked) led all skaters.

-The Kings won 41-of-61 faceoffs (67%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 23-of-28, Andy Andreoff won 6-of-11, Jordan Weal won 6-of-7, Nick Shore won 4-of-11 and Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1. Jannik Hansen (0-of-8) and Jared McCann (0-of-10) finished a combined 0-for-18 for the Canucks.

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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.