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Los Angeles Kings 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

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20:00: In the next world war / In a jack knifed juggernaut / I am born again
18:48: GOAL LAK. 3-0. Three Coyotes get caught near the boards, Goligoski is handcuffed by a loose puck, and Toffoli puts it near the goalmouth, where Carter has enough strength to deposit it into an open net.
3:17: ARI PENALTY. Keller for tripping Brown.
15:31: PPG LAK. 4-0. Cammalleri deflects Muzzin’s point shot past Domingue. Two goals, seven points in four preseason games for Muzzin.
10:45: PENALTY LAK. Doughty for interference.
9:23: More good use of the stick while defending by L.A. Noticeable the last two games.
9:06: PPG ARI. 4-1, LAK. Keller on the doorstep off a nice diagonal feed by Domi. Good job by Hjalmarsson to knock down a puck at the blue line, keeping the power play zone time alive.
7:32: Impressive Kopitar protection-and-quick-release from the center of the ice catches the underside of the crossbar and stays out.
7:27: PENALTY LAK. Cammalleri for tripping.
5:27: Evens.
1:45: Stepan appeared to have an open look off a cross-slot pass, but Carter might’ve gotten a stick on his pullback, disrupting his shot attempt. The puck skids into the corner.
1:12: Forbort wrists one high on a breakaway. You read that correctly.
0:28: Kempe vs Kempe shift. Some words, smiles exchanged. Andreoff also looked to be involved.
0:00: The Kings are 4-1-1 in the preseason and will conclude their exhibition slate against Anaheim at Staples Center on Saturday night.

20:00: And we’re off.
18:18: Good shoulder save by Quick on noted regicide enthusiast Tobias Rieder.
17:09: PENALTY ARI. Richardson for slashing.
16:48: Nice burst by Pearson, who sidesteps a flat-footed Demers but snaps the puck wide from close range. Impressive play at a high speed.
15:55: Heavy power play pressure by Muzzin, Martinez, Cammalleri, Pearson, Brodzinski.
15:25: Domingue knocks down a point shot that trickles into the blue paint. Carter is tied up on the play, and Kopitar snaps the rebound into his back. Good scoring chance.
12:40: Well, that’s attacking in a five-man unit. On a five-on-two, a drop pass to Carter ends a play as Perlini back checks and ties up Carter’s stick.
11:29: Shore, Clifford two-on-one. Shore’s pass upon entering the zone is behind Clifford. No scoring chance.
10:58: Strong Quick kick save on Rieder’s one-timer.
9:55: Doughty gets a stick on a long Quick rebound to deny any Coyote opportunity to bury it.
6:25: Good hustle by Forbort, who sprints back after getting caught up ice to end a contested two-on-one.
5:04: Nice no-look Carter-to-Pearson dish after a Coyotes zone exiting turnover. Good save by Domingue.
4:37: Futurama Theme by Dieter Ruehle.
3:57: GOAL LAK. Martinez uses speed to gain a step on Perlini, drives to the corner, backhands the puck towards the crease, where it deflects off Brown to a net-crashing Cammalleri. He puts it between Domingue’s legs and inside the near post. Delayed goal light and horn, but it’s clearly a good goal.
0:02: Stepan slapshot from the high slot gloved by Quick.
0:00: Dos a cero es dos a cero.

20:00: Underway from Downtown L.A.
17:42: Fantenberg stripped by Crouse after waiting a moment too long on attempted breakout, but it doesn’t lead to anything.
16:36: Brown fires wide on a two-on-one with a clear path to the net. Also had Brodzinski as an option to his right, but he made the correct decision to shoot.
14:55: Outstanding Forbort poke check disrupts a Keller shot off a goal line feed from Fischer. Ends a Grade-A opportunity. Keller a player to watch as a potential Calder Trophy candidate.
12:42: Big Domingue save on a high-grade Toffoli look from the low slot after Carter weathers a big hit behind the net to keep the puck alive.
11:05: Good use of sticks by L.A. in their defensive zone to disrupt plays, passing lanes.
6:21: PENALTY ARI. Offensive zone slashing on Fischer.
4:51: PENALTY ARI. Mario Kempe for slashing. Another Kempe penalty?!
4:41: Doughty’s straight away point blast is tipped by Brown, but Domingue makes the save without allowing a rebound.
4:07: PPG LAK. Doughty from just above the left faceoff dot beats Domingue with a top shelf, far post wristshot that sneaks in under the crossbar.
2:27: PENALTY ARI. Rieder for tripping.
1:56: PENALTY LAK. Interference on Carter.
1:39: Lewis wrister from the mid-slot turned away by Domingue. Good look, good release, better save.
0:00: That’ll do, pig.

-As would be expected, Kopitar is wearing the C (duh), and Carter and Doughty are once again wearing A’s.

-Kuemper is backing Quick up.

-Kings starting lineup: G Jonathan Quick, D Derek Forbort, D Drew Doughty, LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Jonny Brodzinski

-Referees: #8 Dave Jackson, #41 Cameron Voss; Linesmen: #73 Vaughan Rody, #74 Lonnie Cameron

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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.