January 24 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 62-59-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a road mark of 24-34-12. Home teams have lost all four games in this year’s season series, though they are 26-9-2 in the last 37 regular season games in the rivalry. The series concludes on March 28 at the SAP Center.

-The Kings improved to 17-9-1 against the Western Conference and 10-6-0 against the Pacific Division.

-With the win, Los Angeles reached the 30-win plateau in 48 games, faster than any other team in franchise history (previously 51 games, 2005-06 and 1980-81). The team is tied for the second most points (63) through 48 games in franchise history (also 2013-14; the most was 67 in 1974-75).

-The Kings improved to 7-0-1 on the second night of back-to-back sets this season.

-Los Angeles improved to 11-10-1 when the opponent scores first, 6-10-0 when trailing after two periods, 9-3 when games extend past 60 minutes, and 7-1 in games decided in overtime.

-With his assist on Vincent Lecavalier’s goal, Dustin Brown (212-246=458) moved past Mike Murphy for sole possession of 11th place on the franchise’s all-time scoring list.

-The Kings attempted 67 shots (32 on goal, 17 blocked, 18 missed). The Sharks attempted 62 shots (32 on goal, 18 blocked, 12 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with five shots on goal, while Jake Muzzin led all skaters with 12 shot attempts (4 on goal, 4 blocked, 4 missed).

Monday, January 25 is an off-day for the Kings. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26 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.