March 14 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 87-100-34 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 47-45-17. The Kings fell to 2-1-1 in the season series, with road teams winning all four games. The series concludes on April 2 at Staples Center.

-Los Angeles fell to 19-15-5 against the Western Conference, 9-9-2 against the Pacific Division, 18-11-7 in one-goal games, 19-5-5 when scoring first, 12-10-2 when tied after one period, 17-1-2 when leading after two periods, 13-7 in games that extend past 60 minutes and 25-20-3 when outshooting their opponent.

-The Kings fell to 2-4 in shootouts this season, while the Coyotes improved to 6-1. Ben Bishop moved to 3-2 in shootouts this season and 18-18 in his career, and by stopping nine of 11 shots has now stopped 100 of 144 career shootout attempts (.694). Jeff Carter improved to 3/4 this season and 16/58 in his career, while Anze Kopitar fell to 2/5 this season and 36/95 in his career, Tyler Toffoli fell to 0/1 this season and 0/9 in his career, Jarome Iginla fell to 0/1 this season and 5/23 in his career, Marian Gaborik fell to 0/3 this season and 12/43 in his career, Tanner Pearson fell to 1/4 this season and 1/6 in his career, Nic Dowd fell to 0/2 this season and in his career, Dustin Brown fell to 0/2 this season and 19/63 in his career, Adrian Kempe fell to 0/1 this season and in his career, Drew Doughty fell to 0/1 this season and 2/10 in his career, and Trevor Lewis fell to 0/1 this season and 0/4 in his career.

-The 11-round shootout set a franchise record. Previously, the longest shootout in club history was 10 rounds in a 3-2 shootout loss to Edmonton at Staples Center on February 11, 2010. Anze Kopitar, Wayne Simmonds and Michal Handzus scored for Los Angeles, while Shawn Horcoff, Dustin Penner, Gilbert Brule and Lubomir Visnovsky scored for Edmonton, and Jeff Deslauriers earned the win over Erik Ersberg.

-With a 3-for-3 penalty killing performance, the Kings have now killed off 56-of-60 penalties (a league-best 93.2% over that span) since John Tavares’ power play empty net goal on January 21 at Barclays Center.

-With two goals, Tyler Toffoli extended his point streak to three games (2-2=4).

-Los Angeles attempted 74 shots (46 on goal, 15 blocked, 13 missed). Arizona attempted 57 shots (32 on goal, 10 blocked, 15 missed). Tyler Toffoli and Max Domi tied with a game-high six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 49-of-78 faceoffs (63%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 22-of-28, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-2, Nic Dowd won 2-of-5, Adrian Kempe won 11-of-19 and Jeff Carter won 13-of-23.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at Toyota Sports Center. This is likely to be an optional practice.

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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.