November 4 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 34-25-9 all-time against Nashville, a record that includes a home mark of 17-14-4. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak over the Predators and dropped the Kings to 4-1 in overtime against Nashville since the start of the 2015-16 season. Six of the last 11 games played at Staples Center between the teams have been decided in overtime or a shootout (3 OTW, 2 OTL, 1 SOL). These teams will meet next on January 6 in Los Angeles and February 1 in Nashville.

-The Kings fell to 1-1-2 against the Western Conference, 0-1-1 against the Central Division, 3-1-2 in one-goal games, 4-2-2 when their opponent scores first, 2-1-2 when trailing after one period, 0-2-2 when trailing after two periods, 2-2 in games that extend past regulation and 5-1-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Despite the overtime loss, the Kings still tied a franchise record for the most points through their first 14 games (22; third time, also 2010-11: 11-3-0 and 1974-75: 9-1-4). Their 5-0-2 record at home is tied for the fourth best home start in franchise history (12 points; fourth time, last: 2014-15).

-The last time Los Angeles earned a point in a game it trailed by at least three goals entering the third period was a 6-5 overtime loss to Chicago on February 23, 2008. Trailing 5-1 entering the third period, the Kings received goals from Michael Cammalleri, Tom Preissing, Patrick O’Sullivan and Anze Kopitar – the final goal with 15 seconds remaining – before Patrick Sharp scored 1:48 into overtime to deliver the overtime defeat.

-Alex Iafallo (1-0=1) scored his first career NHL goal in his 14th game and on his 36th NHL shot. He now has four points on the season (1-3=4).

-Anze Kopitar (0-2=2) extended his assist streak to four games (0-5=5) and his point streak to five games (1-5=6). His 27:01 of ice time was his most since he logged 27:41 in a 4-3 overtime win at Arizona on December 26, 2015.

-Tanner Pearson (0-1=1) extended his point streak to three games (1-4=5).

-Tyler Toffoli (0-1=1) has six points (5-1=6) in the last five games.

-Drew Doughty played at least 30 minutes for the first time this season. His 31:40 of ice time was his most since he logged 31:51 in a 4-3 shootout win over Vancouver on October 22, 2016.

-Los Angeles attempted 60 shots (39 on goal, 7 blocked, 14 missed). Nashville attempted 47 shots (31 on goal, 12 blocked, 4 missed). Viktor Arvidsson led all skaters with seven shots on goal, while Tanner Pearson and Filip Forsberg tied for second with five.

-The Kings won 35-of-69 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 7-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-26, Michael Cammalleri won 2-of-2, Nick Shore won 5-of-13, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Dustin Brown won 1-of-2, Brooks Laich won 3-of-6, Tanner Pearson won 2-of- and Tyler Toffoli won 0-of-1.

Sunday, November 5 is an off-day for the team. The Kings will return to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 6.

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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.