February 25 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 58-49-24 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes a home mark of 35-20-11. The Kings, who won for the sixth time in the last 19 regular season meetings between the teams, improved to 2-2-0 in the season series. The teams will conclude the season series on April 9 at Honda Center on the final day of the NHL regular season. For only the sixth time in the last 18 games between the team, the game was decided by more than one goal.

-Los Angeles improved to 18-13-2 against the Western Conference, 9-8-0 against the Pacific Division, 10-11 in games decided by three or more goals, 11-22-2 when their opponent scores first, 6-17-2 when trailing after the first period, 3-23-1 when trailing after two periods and 2-2-2 when shots on goal are even. Other games the Kings won when trailing after two periods were October 25 against Columbus (3-2 OTW) and January 3 at San Jose (2-1 OTW)

-Darryl Sutter won his 216th game with the Kings, surpassing Andy Murray for sole possession of first place on the franchise’s all-time wins list.

-Since their five-game winning streak, the Kings have played nine games (3-6-0). They have led for 101:01 of game time, have been tied for 119:52 of game time and have trailed for 319:07 of game time. They have allowed first period goals in eight of the nine games.

-With a four-for-four penalty killing performance, the Kings have killed off 39 of their last 41 shorthanded situations since John Tavares’ power play empty net goal on January 21 at Barclays Center.

-Jonathan Quick missed 59 games after injuring his groin late in the first period of the 2-1 loss at San Jose on October 12. He stopped 32-of-33 shots in his first game back.

-Jeff Carter scored his 30th goal of the season, registering his first 30-goal season as a King. His last 30-goal season was when he scored 36 with Philadelphia in 2010-11.

-With his 10th goal of the season, Dustin Brown is now just two points shy of 500 in his career (228-270=498). Saturday’s game was the 943rd of his career.

-Tanner Pearson (0-3=3) recorded three third period assists and with 37 points (19-18=37) surpassed his career-high of 36 (15-21=36), set in 2015-16.

-With a two-goal performance, Tyler Toffoli registered his fifth multi-point game of the season.

-With a sellout crowd of 18.230, the Kings have sold out 200 consecutive regular season games, dating back to a crowd of 17,720 in a 2-1 win over Florida on December 1, 2011. Including playoffs, Los Angeles has sold out 233 consecutive games overall.

-The Kings attempted 63 shots (33 on goal, 17 blocked, 13 missed). The Ducks attempted 59 shots (33 on goal, 9 blocked, 17 missed). Andrew Cogliano led all skaters with six shots on goal, while Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter tied with a game-high four shots for L.A.

-Los Angeles won 34-of-73 faceoffs (47%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 17-of-32, Nick Shore won 7-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Nic Dowd won 5-of-11, Adrian Kempe won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 5-of-17.

The Kings are scheduled to hold an optional practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 26.

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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.