December 29 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 81-81-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes a road mark of 38-45-18. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak since Edmonton’s 4-2 win at Rexall Place on April 7, 2015. L.A. is 21-3-3 overall in the last 27 head-to-head meetings and 1-1-0 in the season series. These teams will meet again on March 20 and 28 at Rogers Arena and April 4 at Staples Center.

-The Kings fell to 9-9-2 against the Western Conference, 5-5-0 against the Pacific Division, 3-3 in two-goal games, 6-6-1 when tied after one period, 1-12-1 when trailing after two periods and 5-4-0 when outshot by their opponents.

-Los Angeles finished a season-long stretch of nine consecutive games away from Staples Center with a 3-4-2 record: (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; 1-3 L @ EDM).

-Peter Budaj stopped 32 of 34 shots. Since allowing six goals on 23 shots in Buffalo on December 13, Kings goalies have combined to stop 216 of the last 227 shots (.952 Sv%) they’ve faced over a seven-game span.

-Since ending a 19-game stretch in which they averaged 3.05 goals per game, Los Angeles has scored 11 goals in its last seven games for an average of 1.57 goals per game.

-By coaching his 1,239th career game, Darryl Sutter tied Bryan Murray for 14th place in the NHL’s all-time games coached list.

-Jeff Carter’s four-game point streak (5-1=6) was snapped.

-Drew Doughty played his 200th consecutive game.

-Anze Kopitar has one goal in his last 25 games and two points (1-1=2) in his last 11 games.

-The Kings attempted 51 shots (29 on goal, 18 blocked, 4 missed). The Oilers attempted 70 shots (35 on goal, 17 blocked, 18 missed). Drew Doughty, Tanner Pearson, Jordan Eberle, Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid tied with a game-high five shots on goal. Every L.A. player was credited with at least one hit, led by Dustin Brown’s seven.

-Los Angeles won 23-of-57 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-21, Nick Shore won 4-of-11, Nic Dowd won 6-of-9 and Jeff Carter won 5-of-15.

The Kings are scheduled to hold an off-ice workout at noon at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, December 30.

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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.