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Calgary Sun

Flames fail to clinch playoff spot against Kings

“They let emotion get the best of them in a rough and tumble game that felt like playoffs. Instead, it left fans to wonder what is going to happen in the coming days as Calgary (43-30-4) sets out on its toughest part of the 2016-17 regular season schedule — home games against San Jose, and Anaheim plus three more road games against their Pacific Division foes Anaheim, L.A. (again), and San Jose.”

Iginla gets proper sendoff in rough and tumble affair

“What also followed was likely the last in a career full of great moments at the Dome for Iginla, whose first career goal (a fluke scored by Giordano) at the Dome as a visitor proved to be the game-winner in a 4-1 Kings win – the 100th of his career.”

Fox Sports

Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk can be the NHL’s next great villain

“It’s a good idea to keep track of a guy like Tkachuk on any given night because he can beat you with skill. But on a night like Wednesday, it was also important to mark that No. 19 any time he stepped on the ice just to prepare for tensions to escalate.”

CBC Sports

Iginla helps Kings sink Flames with Gordie Howe hat trick in Calgary

“Iginla later fought Deryk Engelland, opening a cut on Engelland’s forehead that left blood all over Iginla’s white jersey. With a clean sweater, Iginla scored late in the second period to put Los Angeles up 2-1. Trevor Lewis, Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter also scored for the Kings.”

Flames Nation

Kings 4, Flames 1 post-game embers: Inglourious narratives

“A game with massive consequences was neutralized because the older, arguably wiser, team made it so, seemingly with little effort. They outshot the Flames from the get-go; even when the Flames had their big push in the third period – when they decided to try to start playing again – the Kings were still in control of the game, and capitalized off of their own chances.”

SB Nation – Matchsticks & Gasoline

Iginla & Kings take Flames to School to Keep Slim Hopes Alive

“With the loss, the Flames dreams of clinching are put on hold for at least another couple nights. Calgary can clinch on Friday night with either a win over San Jose, or a Kings loss to Vancouver. It wasn’t pretty, but hopefully the team can learn something from tonight’s game and apply it moving forward.”

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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