January 26 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 36-29-10 all-time against the Carolina franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 14-17-7. The Kings finished with a 1-1-0 record in the season series, with each team winning on the road.

-Los Angeles improved to 10-10-2 against the Eastern Conference, 7-4-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 8-7-1 when tied after the first period, 8-2-2 when tied after two periods, 18-13-2 when outshooting their opponent and 7-8 in games decided by three or more goals.

-By winning his 619th career game, Darryl Sutter moved within one win of Bryan Murray (620 wins) for 11th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list.

-Peter Budaj recorded his fifth shutout of the season and the 16th shutout of his career. His five shutouts are tied with Devan Dubnyk and Tuukka Rask for second place in the NHL behind Braden Holtby’s six shutouts, while his 2.06 goals-against average ranks fifth amongst qualified goaltenders. He improved to 3-1-1 in his career against the Hurricanes with a 0.99 goals-against average and a.977 save percentage.

-Drew Doughty extended his assist and point streak to four games (1-4=5).

-Los Angeles attempted 52 shots (29 on goal, 11 blocked, 12 missed). Carolina attempted 53 shots (22 on goal, 18 blocked, 13 missed). Andy Andreoff and Victor Rask tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-The Kings won 24-of-53 faceoffs (45%). Anze Kopitar won 5-of-19, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-4, Nick Shore won 3-of-3, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-6 and Jeff Carter won 12-of-18.

The Kings are off until Monday, January 30. Their practice time at Toyota Sports Center that day is TBD.

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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.