Game 1: San Jose at Los Angeles - LA Kings Insider

San Jose Sharks 4, Los Angeles Kings 3
Final, San Jose leads series 1-0

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SOG: LAK – 22; SJS – 23
PP: LAK – 1/3; SJS – 1/4

First Period
1) LAK – Jake Muzzin (1) (Milan Lucic, Tanner Pearson), 2:53
2) SJS PPG – Joe Pavelski (1) (Brent Burns, Logan Couture), 6:25

Second Period
3) SJS – Brent Burns (1) (Joel Ward), 6:50
4) LAK PPG – Jeff Carter (1) (Milan Lucic, Anze Kopitar), 7:30
5) LAK SHG – Trevor Lewis (1) (unassisted), 17:18
6) SJS – Tomas Hertl (1) (Joel Ward, Joonas Donskoi), 17:48

Third Period
7) SJS – Joe Pavelski (2) (Justin Braun), :17

(2) Los Angeles Kings vs (3) San Jose Sharks
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #24 Brad Meier, #33 Kevin Pollock (#3 Mike Leggo standby)
Linesmen: #71 Brad Kovachik, #82 Ryan Galloway
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LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Drew Doughty, D Brayden McNabb, LW Milan Lucic, C Anze Kopitar, RW Tanner Pearson
LAK scratches: F Nick Shore, D Jamie McBain

SJ starters: G Martin Jones, D Justin Braun, D Marc-Eduoard Vlasic, LW Tomas Hertl, C Joe Thornton, RW Joe Pavelski
SJ scratches: F Danius Zubrus, F Micheal Haley, D Dylan DeMelo, D Matt Tennyson

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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.