December 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 107-101-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a road mark of 41-61-18. L.A. is 1-1-0 in the season series with two games remaining: March 4 at Staples Center and March 31 at Rogers Arena.

-The Kings fell to 9-8-2 against the Western Conference, 5-4-0 against the Pacific Division, 6-10-2 when allowing the first goal, 4-8-2 when trailing after the first period, 9-5-4 in one-goal games and 12-10-2 when outshooting the opposition.

-Los Angeles fell to 3-3-2 during a season-long nine consecutive games away from Staples Center (3-6 L @ BUF, 4-1 W @ DET, 1-0 OTW @ PIT; 0-1 L @ BOS; 2-3 SOL @ CBJ; 4-0 W @ NSH; 2-3 OTL @ DAL; 1-2 L @ VAN; 12/29 @ EDM).

-The Kings’ streak of 26 successful kills came to an end on Loui Eriksson’s goal on the Canucks’ first power play. The last power play goal allowed by the team was scored by Alexander Radulov during Montreal’s 5-4 shootout win at Staples Center on December 4.

-Peter Budaj stopped 18 of 20 shots. Since allowing six goals on 23 shots in Buffalo on December 13, Kings goalies have combined to stop 184 of the last 193 shots (.953 Sv%) faced over a seven-game span.

-Devin Setoguchi played his 500th NHL game.

-Tanner Pearson scored his first goal since November 19, ending a 15-game drought.

-By assisting on Pearson’s goal, Jeff Carter increased his point streak to four games (5-1=6).

-Drew Doughty played his 199th consecutive game.

-Anze Kopitar has one goal in his last 24 games and two points (1-1=2) in his last 10 games.

-Los Angeles attempted 55 shots (37 on goal, 9 blocked, 9 missed). Vancouver attempted 37 shots (20 on goal, 10 blocked, 7 missed). Tanner Pearson and Alec Martinez tied with a game-high five shots on goal. Nic Dowd was the only King to fail to record a shot on goal.

-The Kings won 23-of-47 faceoffs (49%). Anze Kopitar won 9-of-19, Nick Shore won 5-of-6, Nic Dowd won 5-of-9 and Jeff Carter won 4-of-13.

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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.