March 13 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 75-98-26 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a 48-37-14 home mark. The loss was the first home regulation loss to the Blues since March 18, 2011, snapping a7-0-1 stretch, and was St. Louis ninth win (and only second road win) in the last 29 games of the series, including playoff games. The Blues won the season series for the second consecutive year, going 2-1-0.

-The Kings fell to 19-15-4 against the Western Conference, 10-6-3 against the Central Division, 5-7 in two-goal games, 5-7-0 in their last 12 home games, 14-24-2 when the opponent scores first, 12-10-1 when tied after one period and 25-20-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Los Angeles’ five-game power play goal streak was snapped in the 3-1 loss.

-The Kings scored their third goal in 29 games with their goalie pulled. None of the three goals was a game-tying goal. Alex Steen’s goal was the 13th empty-net goal allowed this season.

-Los Angeles was held to either no goals or one goal for the 22nd time in 68 games.

-Alec Martinez’s four-game point streak was snapped.

-Jonathan Quick lost for the first time in regulation this season. He is now 4-1-1 with a 2.33 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.

-The Kings attempted 86 shots (39 on goal, 23 blocked, 24 missed). St. Louis attempted 48 shots (26 on goal, 11 blocked, 11 missed). Adrian Kempe, Tyler Toffoli and Jay Bouwmeester tied with a game-high four shots on goal

-Los Angeles won 32-of-68 faceoffs (47%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-23, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-3, Nic Dowd won 4-of-10, Adrian Kempe won 3-of-11 and Jeff Carter won 12-of-20.

The Kings are scheduled to hold a 10:00 a.m. morning skate at Toyota Sports Center on March 13. There is a good chance this will be an optional skate.

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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.