March 26 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 80-80-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes a home mark of 42-36-21. The Kings swept a season series against the Oilers of at least five games for the first time in franchise history, which marked the third overall season sweep in the last six years, having swept the series in 2010-11 and 2013-14. Los Angeles has won nine in a row at home against Edmonton and is 20-2-3 overall in the series over the last 25 games.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 25-16-2 against the Western Conference and 15-9-0 against the Pacific Division.

-Milan Lucic (0-3=3) tied his career-high for assists in a single game (fifth time; last: October 21, 2014 versus San Jose w/Boston).

-Tyler Toffoli (2-2=4) scored his team-leading 29th goal of the season, recorded his 10th multi-point game of the season and his fifth multi-goal game. He totaled four points in a game for the third time in his career and the first time since February 12, 2015 against Calgary. With a +4 rating, Toffoli leapfrogged Anze Kopitar and Chris Kunitz and now leads the league with a +33 rating.

-Jeff Carter (2-1=3) scored his 20th goal of the season, has points in each of the last two games (2-2=4) and reached the 20-goal plateau for the eighth consecutive season and ninth time in 10 seasons. He has 17 goals and 26 points in 21 career games against the Oilers.

-Drew Doughty didn’t score, though in 30 games since January 24, he has seven goals, 24 points and a +11 rating. He appeared in his 599th career game. His 23:37 of ice time was his third lowest total of the season and his lowest haul since logging 22:58 in a 4-1 win versus Florida on November 7.

-Trevor Lewis scored the fourth shorthanded goal of his career and his first since November 4, 2014 at Dallas. Los Angeles has scored five shorthanded goals this season, all coming from different players (Lewis, Kopitar, Carter, Doughty, Toffoli). He has scored on shorthanded goal in each of the last four seasons to account for four total in his career. The goal was his first game-winning goal of the season and 10th of his career.

-Jonathan Quick registered his career-high third assist of the season. He also recorded the first shorthanded point by a Kings goalie since his own on January 29, 2009 versus Chicago. Via Elias Sports Bureau, it was the ninth shorthanded point by a goalie in franchise history.

-Los Angeles attempted 61 shots (33 on goal, 10 blocked, 18 missed). Edmonton attempted 48 shots (29 on goal, 11 blocked, 8 missed). Jordan Eberle led all skaters with seven shots on goal and nine shot attempts (7 on goal, 1 blocked, 1 missed).

-The Kings won 26-of-58 faceoffs (45%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 15-of-22, Andy Andreoff 0-of-1, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-3, Vincent Lecavalier won 1-of-6, Nic Dowd won 4-of-6 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-19.

The Kings have scheduled an optional practice on Sunday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m. 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.