Calgary Herald

‘A great spot’: Flames victory over Kings giant step toward playoffs

“With just three weeks remaining in the regular-season slate, nobody has been piling up points at a more impressive clip. Thanks to a sparkling 13-1-1 record in the past month and change, the Flames (41-27-4) have cobbled together an 11-point lead over the Kings, who are currently running ninth in the Western Conference standings.”

Tkachuk to face hearing after elbowing Doughty in match against Kings

“Tkachuk has emerged as a fan favourite in Calgary, but the 19-year-old left-winger hasn’t made a lot of friends in other cities during an impressive rookie campaign. In addition to 13 goals and 46 points so far, he has racked up 96 penalty minutes — tops among Flames and the eighth-highest total across the league.”

CBC Sports

Flames continue to roll, make quick work of Kings

“Monahan also finished with a goal and two assists for the Flames (41-27-4), while goalie Brian Elliott made 19 saves to record his 11th straight win to tie a club record set by Mike Vernon in the 1988-89 season… Michael Stone, Mark Giordano and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames, who moved into third spot in the NHL’s Pacific Division past the Edmonton Oilers (38-24-9).”

Flames Nation

Flames 5, Kings 2 post-game embers: Abdicate that throne, Los Angeles

“[Tkachuk] just needs to find a way to avoid throwing elbows that might cost him in the long run. The feisty ball of hate who makes friends wherever he goes finished the night with a 65% CF at 5v5 while contributing three iCF events (shots that were blocked, missed, or on net). He’s kind of like a badger, but he drives play and drives the opposition nuts.”

This is the Brian Elliott we’ve been waiting for

“Since Feb. 21, Elliott has rattled off 11 straight wins and his numbers are even more impressive. During this record-tying run, Elliott has a 0.942 save percentage, which ranks fourth among comparable goalies; plain and simple, whether we look at a smaller sample size or the entire picture since the beginning of last month, Elliott has been elite.”

SB Nation – Matchsticks & Gasoline

Quick Chased, Bishop Takes Over, Gets Pawned by Flames

“Calgary has become the experts in shutting down opponents this season in winning when leading after two periods and tonight was no different as Calgary moved to 31-0-1. The Kings wouldn’t even get any real good chances as it was a really solid 20 minutes of hockey.”

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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