October 7 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 65-63-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a road mark of 26-36-12. The Kings improved to 6-4-1 in their last 11 visits to the SAP Center. These teams will meet next on November 12 at Staples Center.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 1-0-0 against the Western Conference, 1-0-0 against the Pacific Division, 2-0-0 when scoring the first goal, 1-0-0 when leading after the first period, 1-0-0 in games decided by three or more goals and 1-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.

-The Kings won their first two games of the season for the first time since 2002-03, when they won their first three games against Phoenix, Detroit and Anaheim.

-Jake Muzzin logged a game-high 28:15 of ice time, his highest total since he recorded 28:43 at Washington on February 16, 2016.

-Drew Doughty recorded a +4 rating. He was a +4 twice last year (7-0 W @ TOR, 11/8/16; 6-4 W vs EDM, 4/4/17). Derek Forbort, Alex Iafallo, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown all recorded +3 ratings. Brent Burns was -4 for San Jose.

-Los Angeles attempted 61 shots (38 on goal, 14 blocked, 9 missed). San Jose attempted 52 shots (25 on goal, 14 blocked, 13 missed). Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli and Timo Meier finished tied with a game-high five shots on goal, while Kopitar and Toffoli led all skaters with seven shot attempts.

-The Kings won 35-of-69 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-3, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-22, Michael Cammalleri won 0-of-4, Nick Shore won 9-of-20, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-2, Dustin Brown won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-17.

Sunday, October 8 is an off-day for the Kings. They will return to practice on Monday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m.

-Lead photo via Don Smith/NHLI

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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.