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Edmonton Journal

Oilers fall 6-4 to playoff-missing Kings

“The 6-4 defeat was just their second loss in the last 11 games, but it hurt badly as Edmonton lost valuable ground in its bid for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The fact they blew a 2-0 lead didn’t ease the mood any, either.”

Cult of Hockey Podcast

“The Cult’s David Staples and Bruce McCurdy talk about what went wrong, whether Eric Gryba should get a game, RNH’s hipster facial hair, how under-rated Adam Larsson is by outsiders, and that other stinker today, the NHL and IOC standoff which will keep the world’s best hockey players out of the Olympics.”

Sportsnet

Kings’ offence erupts in win to end Oilers’ streak

“Nick Shore, Dustin Brown, Nic Dowd and Drew Doughty also scored for Los Angeles in its first game since being eliminated from the playoff race. The Kings beat a playoff-bound opponent for only the second time in their last seven contests.”

Oilers’ L.A. woes continue as playoff matchups take shape

“Yes, there was a day when 6-4 was considered a goalie duel when L.A. and Edmonton met, with [Grant] Fuhr and Mario Lessard battling from behind fibreglass masks. But not today, with the Oilers learning the art of locking down the opponent en route to winning nine of their past 10 heading into this game.”

SB Nation – Copper & Blue

Los Angeles Kings 6, Edmonton Oilers 4

“Lose to the Kings, bad enough. The Ducks took advantage of Edmonton’s loss in LA by taking down Calgary by a 3-1 margin. Anaheim widens their Pacific standings lead by four. It doesn’t remove the chance for the Oilers to win the Pacific, but it surely doesn’t help.”

Oilers Nation

GDB 79.0 Wrap Up: Royal Flush

“Forgettable night for Cam Talbot as he allowed five goals on 26 shots with a .808 save%. A lot of the goals weren’t his fault, but there were still a few that he probably would like to have back. Shake it off, Dadbot. We’ll see you Thursday.”

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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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