January 18 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 64-63-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a home mark of 39-27-7. The Kings lost the season series to the Sharks for the second consecutive year after winning the season series in three consecutive years from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

-Los Angeles fell to 14-11-2 against the Western Conference, 7-6-0 against the Pacific Division, 13-7-4 in one-goal games, 8-14-2 when their opponent scores first, 5-11-2 when trailing after one period, 5-6-0 when outshot by their opponent and 19-4-3 when any player records a multi-point effort.

-The Kings, who pulled their goalie for the 17th time this season, are yet to score with their goalie pulled. The last Kings goal with their goalie pulled was scored by Kris Versteeg in a 5-4 overtime win at Calgary on April 5, 2016.

-Dustin Brown (0-2=2) recorded his fifth multi-point game of the season. He has six points in the last five games (2-4=6).

-Anze Kopitar failed to record a shot attempt in the loss.

-With two assists, Joe Thornton now has 1,370 career points, moving him past Johnny Bucyk (1,369) and into sole possession of 24th place on the NHL’s all-time points list.

-Brent Burns became the first defenseman to score 19 goals in his team’s first 45 games since Paul Coffey recorded 22 goals in 45 games with Edmonton in 1985-86.

-Los Angeles recorded 54 shot attempts (24 on goal, 17 blocked, 13 missed). San Jose recorded 53 shot attempts (27 on goal, 10 blocked, 16 missed). Marc-Edouard Vlasic led all skaters with four shots on goal.

-The Kings won 34-of-65 faceoffs (52%). Anze Kopitar won 9-of-16, Nick Shore won 8-of-16, Nic Dowd won 7-of-12 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-21.

Thursday, January 19 is an off-day for the team. The next practice is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20.

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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.