January 11 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 83-81-32 all-time against Detroit, a record that includes a home mark of 49-34-15. The Kings finished the season series 1-1 against the Red Wings for the second consecutive year. They have won the season series only once (2010-11; 3-1-0) since 1997-98 (2-1-1; W-L-T).

-Los Angeles improved to 13-5-2 against the Eastern Conference and 6-3-2 against the Atlantic Division.

-With the win, the Kings now have the most wins (27) through 42 games in franchise history (previously 26; 1980-81). The 57 points are tied for the second most points through 42 games in franchise history (also 1980-81).

-Anze Kopitar (1-3=4) recorded his fifth multi-point game of the season and his second four-point game (also at Vancouver; 12/28/15). He has 15 points (3-12=15) in the last nine games.

-Jonathan Quick is 15-2-2 with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage (1181:08 minutes / 521 SA / 488 SV) over his last 19 games, dating back to the 3-1 win at Florida on November 23. He has earned points for the team in eight straight games (7-0-1).

-Tyler Toffoli (1-1=2) recorded his seventh multi-point game of the season and scored his 20th goal. Both lead the team. By virtue of his 23 goals last season, he has now posted back-to-back 20-goal seasons .He is on pace to score 39 goals.

-Drew Doughty recorded his sixth multi-point game of the season.

-Alec Martinez recorded his third game-winning goal of the season.

-Los Angeles attempted 64 shots (31 on goal, 14 blocked, 19 missed). Detroit attemptd 54 shots (27 on goal, 13 blocked, 14 missed). Three players (Helm, Kopitar, Mersch) finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal. Darren Helm (4 on goal, 2 blocked, 1 missed) and Jake Muzzin (2 on goal, 2 blocked, 3 missed) led all skaters with seven shot attempts.

-The Kings won 31-of-52 faceoffs (60%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-18, Nick Shore won 3-of-8, Vincent Lecavalier won 13-of-16 and Jeff Carter won 4-of-9.

The Kings have a day off on Tuesday, January 12. They are scheduled to practice next at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13 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

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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