January 2017 - LA Kings Insider

January 31 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 87-99-33 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 40-55-17. The Kings improved to 5-5-1 in their last 10 visits to Gila River Arena and have won five of their last six games in the series. Los Angeles did not allow three goa... Read More

January 31 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 11/3 Kings 12, Penguins 10 11/5 Kings 15, Flames 10 11/8 Kings 14, Maple Leafs 5 11/10 Kings 15, Canadiens 15 11/11 Kings 17, Jets 17 11/13 Kings 13, Senators 16 11/15 Kings 14, Avalanche 13 11/17 Kings 17, Oilers 10 11/19 Kings 11, Devils 10 11/20 ... Read More

Game 50: Los Angeles at Arizona

Los Angeles Kings 3, Arizona Coyotes 2 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 40; ARI – 30 PP: LAK – 1/3; ARI – 0/1 First Period 1) ARI - Jordan Martinook (7) (Connor Murphy, Lawson Crouse), 08:48 2) LAK - Anze Kopitar (6) (Marian Gaborik, Drew Doughty), 10:... Read More

Good morning, Glendale

Good morning, Arizona, and good morning, Insiders. One would think that this second floor room, which comes equipped with a window gazing out upon the roof of the covered hotel driveway, would be floor seats of prime Munters viewing. Sadly, it is not. The 2016-17 Quest For Munters came up emptyha... Read More

Monday: LAKI goes quiet

A quick heads up from Blogging HQ: I'm helping out at home today and won't be attending or covering practice. LAKI content will pick up again from Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday. It's a busy week with a pair of back-to-backs in Arizona and versus Colorado, and at Philadelphia and Washington. There's l... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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