February 27 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 26-19-14 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a road mark of 12-10-8. The Wild have points in seven straight games against the Kings (5-0-2) and 19 of the last 26 games in the series. Of those 26 games, 16 have been decided by a single goal. Los Angeles finished the season series with a 1-1-1 record against Minnesota.

-With the overtime loss, the Kings fell to 18-13-3 against the Western Conference, 9-5-3 against the Central Division, 19-5-3 when scoring first, 13-1-2 when leading after the first period, 10-3-3 when tied after the second period, 10-2 in games decided in overtime and 6-7-1 when outshot by their opponent.

-Since the implementation of three-on-three overtime, Los Angeles is 22-5 in games decided in OT. In addition to Mikael Granlund, game-winning goals have been scored by Ryan O’Reilly, John Moore, Jaden Schwartz and Esa Lindell.

-The Kings have allowed first period goals in nine of the last 10 games.

-With a 2-for-2 penalty killing performance, Los Angeles has killed off 41 of their last 43 shorthanded situations since John Tavares’ power play empty net goal on January 21 at Barclays Center.

-With two points (1-1=2), Marian Gaborik now has 100 points (51-49=100) in 181 games as a King.

-With a first period goal, Tanner Pearson (1-0=1) recorded 20 goals in a season for the first time in his career. With five shots on goal, he is now one shot behind last year’s career-high of 137 shots, set over 79 games.

-In his last 10 games, Anze Kopitar has three assists and a minus-10 rating.

-The Kings attempted 63 shots (30 on goal, 18 blocked, 15 missed). The Wild attempted 55 shots (35 on goal, 10 blocked, 10 missed). Tanner Pearson, Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund all finished with a game-high five shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 33-of-69 faceoffs (48%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-20, Nick Shore won 8-of-16, Nic Dowd won 7-of-10, Adrian Kempe won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-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.