November 12 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 65-64-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a home mark of 39-28-7. Including playoffs, the Kings have lost eight of their last nine home games in the series to the Sharks. Their record in the season series is 1-1-0 with games remaining on December 23 at SAP Center and January 15 at Staples Center.

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 2-2-2 against the Western Conference, 2-1-1 against the Pacific Division, 4-2-2 in one-goal games, 6-1-0 when scoring first, 4-1-0 when leading after the first period, 5-1-0 when leading after the second period and 4-3-0 when outshot by their opponent.

-Despite entering the game having outscored opponents 21-8 in third periods, the Kings were outscored 2-0 in the third period on Sunday.

-The last time Los Angeles led after the second period and lost was March 14, 2017, when the Kings lost 3-2 in a shootout despite leading the Coyotes 1-0 after two periods.

-With his first period assist, Anze Kopitar extended his assist streak to a career-high seven games (1-8=9) and extended his point streak to eight games, tying his career-high (fourth time). His point streak is tied for the longest active streak in the NHL this season, and tied for the fourth longest overall. His assist streak is the longest active streak in the NHL this season and tied for the second longest overall. He has 21 points (8-13=21) in 17 games.

-By scoring his eighth goal of the season, Dustin Brown extended his point streak to three games (2-2=4). The goal marked his fourth power play goal of the season, tied for seventh in the NHL, and tying his power play goal total from last season. The last time he registered more than four power play goals in one season was 2012-13, when he scored eight.

-Trevor Lewis appeared in his 150th consecutive game.

-Los Angeles attempted 66 shots (27 on goal, 22 blocked, 17 missed). San Jose attempted 59 shots (33 on goal, 14 blocked, 12 missed). Tyler Toffoli led all skaters with six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 31-of-60 faceoffs (52%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-28, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 7-of-9 and Brooks Laich won 4-of-10.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Monday, November 13.

-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.