November 7 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 59-49-25 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes a road mark of 24-29-14. 14 of the last 20 games in the rivalry have been decided by one goal. These teams have four games remaining: November 25 and January 13 at Staples Center, and January 19 and March 30 at Honda Center.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 2-1-2 against the Western Conference, 2-0-1 against the Pacific Division, 4-1-2 in one-goal games, 5-2-2 when their opponent scores first, 3-1-2 when trailing after one period, 1-2-2 when trailing after two periods, 3-2 in games that extend past regulation and 6-1-2 when outshooting their opponent. The last time they trailed after the second period and won was April 8, 2017, a 1-0 deficit that resulted in a 3-2 overtime win over Chicago.

-Los Angeles improved to 26-9 in games decided in overtime since the switch to the three-on-three format in 2015-16. Their .743 winning percentage in overtime ranks second in the league to Calgary (.769). Nick Shore scored his first career overtime goal and third career game-winning goal.

-The Kings’ +18 goal differential leads the NHL. They have outscored their opponents 20-7 in third periods.

-With a 5-for-5 effort, Los Angeles has killed off 20 of their last 21 shorthanded situations, dating back to the 3-2 shootout win in Ottawa on October 24.

-Drew Doughty’s total ice time of 35:31 was a regular season career-high.

-Dustin Brown’s total ice time of 25:04 was his largest haul since logging 25:35 in a 3-2 shootout win at San Jose on November 28, 2007. He finished with four shots on goal, seven shot attempts and six hits.

-With a goal and an assist, Anze Kopitar extended his assist streak to five games and his point streak to six games (2-6=8).

-With his assist on Adrian Kempe’s goal, Tanner Pearson extended his assist streak to three games and his point streak to four games (1-5=6)

-With his assist on Adrian Kempe’s goal, Tyler Toffoli increased his point streak to three games (2-2=4).

-The Kings attempted 68 shots (43 on goal, 12 blocked, 13 missed). The Ducks attempted 65 shots (36 on goal, 13 blocked, 16 missed). Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli and Jakob Silfverberg finished with a game-high five shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 33-of-63 faceoffs (52%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-24, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Nick Shore won 9-of-14, Dustin Brown won 0-of-2, Brooks Laich won 3-of-4, Michael Amadio won 1-of-2 and Tanner Pearson won 0-of-1.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8.

-Lead photo via Debora Robinson/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.