February 20 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 31-24-8 all-time against Nashville, a record that includes an away mark of 16-10-5. The Kings improved to 2-0-0 against the Predators this season (with both games decided in overtime) and claimed the season series with the overtime win. These teams will meet again at Bridgestone Arena on March 21.

-Los Angeles improved to 19-11-2 against the Western Conference and 8-4-2 against the Central Division.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 9-2 in games decided in overtime, while the Predators fell to 1-10.

-In the 19 games he has played since the turn of the calendar year, Tanner Pearson has two goals. Both goals have been overtime game-winners. The Kings are 8-0-0 in games in which he scores.

-By assisting on Tanner Pearson’s game-winning goal, Alec Martinez recorded the 99th point of his career (26-63=99)

-Trevor Lewis played his 400th career game.

-Drew Doughty logged at least 30 minutes in four of seven games on the road trip: 27:21 (@ BOS), 29:04 (@ NYI), 30:01 (@ NYR), 28:47 (@NJD), 31:29 (@ WSH), 35:16 (@ STL) and 32:03 (@ NSH).

-Though his prior season range in minutes was between 15:22 and 24:24, over the last three games, Brayden McNabb has logged 12:14 (@WSH), 10:07 (@ STL), and 10:56 (@ NSH).

-Los Angeles attempted 65 shots (30 on goal, 24 blocked, 11 missed). Nashville attempted 60 shots (34 on goal, 13 blocked, 13 missed). Jake Muzzin (3 on goal, 4 blocked, 3 missed) and Filip Forsberg (7 on goal, 2 blocked, 1 missed) led all skaters with 10 shot attempts. Forsberg led all skaters with seven shots on goal, while Milan Lucic led L.A. with five.

-The Kings won 27-of-60 faceoffs (45%). Among regular performers, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-5, Nick Shore won 6-of-13, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Vincent Lecavalier won 11-of-23 and Jeff Carter won 8-of-17.

Sunday, February 21 is a scheduled off-day for the team. Should that change, this post will be updated when the team arrives in Los Angeles.

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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.