October 15 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 48-44-14 all-time against New York, a record that includes a home mark of 28-17-8. The Kings have points in a franchise record eight straight home games against the Islanders, going 7-0-1.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 3-0-0 against the Eastern Conference, 2-0-0 against the Metropolitan Division, 1-0-0 on the second night of back-to-back, 1-0-1 in one-goal games, 3-0-0 when scoring first, 2-0-0 when leading after one period, 3-0-0 when leading after two periods and 3-0-1 when outshooting their opponent.

-With the win, the Kings established their best record through five games in franchise history (4-0-1, 9 points). It’s the fourth time in franchise history they’ve gone the first five games without a regulation loss (also 1995-96, 2-0-3; 1974-75, 2-0-3; 1967-68, 3-0-2).

-Los Angeles scored at least three goals for the fourth straight game (14 total goals), their longest stretch of scoring at least three goals since January 24-February 1, 2017 (14 total goals over four games).

-Dustin Brown extended his point streak to four games (4-3=7). This is his longest point streak since March 25-31, 2013 (four games; 3-2=5).

-Jake Muzzin extended his point streak to four games (1-3=4), his longest since a career-long eight-game point streak from January 2-19, 2016 (1-7=8). By scoring a power play goal in the second period, he moved within one goal of Bob Murdoch (41 goals) for 10th place on the all-time list of goals by a Kings defenseman and within two power play goals of Garry Galley (16 PPG) for 10th place on the all-time list of power play goals by a Kings defenseman.

-Anze Kopitar extended his point streak to four games (4-4=8), his longest point streak since a five-game streak from January 24-February 4, 2017 (2-5=7).

-Drew Doughty scored his second career short-handed goal (also January 27, 2016 vs COL) and registered an assist for the third consecutive game (2-3=5). By logging 20:40 of ice time, he registered his lowest TOI in a non-injury game since logging 20:05 in a 2-0 win at Chicago on December 28, 2011.

-Los Angeles attempted 47 shots (27 on goal, 14 blocked, 6 missed). New York attempted 60 shots (25 on goal, 18 blocked, 17 missed). Jordan Eberle finished with a game-high six shots on goal, while Jake Muzzin finished with a team-high five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 31-of-45 faceoffs (69%). Adrian Kempe won 0-of-1, Anze Kopitar won 7-of-10, Alex Iafallo won 1-of-1, Nick Shore won 8-of-8, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Nic Dowd won 2-of-6, Tyler Toffoli won 1-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 12-of-17.

Monday, October 16 is a day off for the team. The Kings’ next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Tuesday, October 17.

-Lead photo via Adam Pantozzi/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.