November 20 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 57-48-24 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes a road mark of 23-28-13. The win was just the third regulation win against the Ducks in the teams’ last 16 meetings. The Kings improved to 1-1-0 in the season series in advance of remaining games on February 19 at Honda Center, February 25 at Staples Center, and April 9 at Honda Center.

-Los Angeles won the 1,599th game in franchise history.

-The Kings improved to 6-6-1 against the Western Conference, 4-2-0 against the Pacific Division, 6-3-1 in one-goal games, 6-3-1 when scoring first, 3-7-1 on the road and 1-2-0 on the second night of back-to-backs.

-With a three-point night, Jeff Carter recorded his 599th, 600th and 601st career points. He was named the first star for the third consecutive game and registered his league-leading fifth game winning goal of the season. In addition to his 601 career points, he has 74 points in 116 career playoff games. Carter has goals in three consecutive games (3-3=6 total) and 12 points (7-5=12) in his last nine games.

-By winning his 10th game of the season, Peter Budaj tied Sergei Bobrovski for third place in league wins with 10. Tuukka Rask and Carey Price are tied for the league lead with 11 wins. Budaj’s 997 minutes are the second most in the league, trailing Cam Talbot’s 1,008. He leads the league with 18 games played.

-With his assist on Jeff Carter’s first goal, Tyler Toffoli increased his assist streak to three games (1-3=4).

-Nic Dowd had his assist streak snapped at three games, and Devin Setoguchi had his point streak snapped at three games.

-Matt Greene played his 599th career game.

-Los Angeles attempted 48 shots (29 on goal, 9 blocked, 10 missed). Anaheim attempted 60 shots (30 on goal, 18 blocked, 12 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with eight shots on goal and 10 shot attempts.

-The Kings won 23-of-61 faceoffs (38%). Among regular performers, Nick Shore won 4-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-9, Nic Dowd won 6-of-17 and Jeff Carter won 11-of-24.

Monday, November 21 is an off-day for the team. The Kings will return to Toyota Sports Center for practice at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22.

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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.