March 23 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 14-5-7 all-time against the Winnipeg franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 9-0-4. The Kings have never lost at home to the Jets or Thrashers and have scored at least three goals in all 13 home games. By finishing with a record of 2-0-1 in the season series, Los Angeles won the season series with Winnipeg for the first time since 2013-14, when they went 2-1-0.

-The Kings improved to 20-17-5 against the Western Conference, 11-6-3 against the Central Division, 11-12 in games decided by three or more goals, 15-26-2 when their opponent scores first, 8-21-2 when trailing after one period, 14-3-4 when tied after two periods and 27-21-3 when outshooting their opponent.

-By going 3-for-4 on the man advantage, Los Angeles scored three power play goals for the third time this season (also: 12/10/16, 3-for-4, 4-1 W vs OTT; 3/9/17, 3-for-3, 3-2 OTW vs NSH).

-Ben Bishop (19-of-21) won his first game as a King. Goaltenders with exactly one win as a King are Grant Fuhr, Steve Weeks, Al Jensen, Billy Smith, Dave Goverde and Marcel Cousineau.

-Tanner Pearson scored the first shorthanded goal of his career. Four other Kings have shorthanded goals: Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Alec Martinez and Nick Shore.

-Anze Kopitar (1-1=2) has 13 points (5-8=13) in the last 13 games.

-With 31 points, Tyler Toffoli (0-2=2) surpassed the 30-point mark for the third time in his career.

-Los Angeles attempted 72 shots (36 on goal, 19 blocked, 17 missed). Winnipeg attempted 45 shots (21 on goal, 12 blocked, 12 missed). Jake Muzzin led all skaters with five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 33-of-58 faceoffs (57%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 15-of-21, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-2, Nic Dowd won 4-of-12, Adrian Kempe won 2-of-3 and Jeff Carter won 9-of-18.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23 at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. This may 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.