November 24 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 87-101-35 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes an away mark of 40-55-18. The overtime loss ended a three-game road winning streak in the series. These teams have three games remaining: February 3 and March 29 at Staples Center, and March 13 at Gila River Arena.

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 2-5-3 against the Western Conference, 2-3-2 against the Pacific Division, 4-5-3 in one-goal games, 3-8-1 when scoring two goals or fewer, 5-6-3 when their opponent scores first, 3-5-3 when trailing after one period, 1-6-3 when trailing after two periods, 5-5-1 when outshot by their opponent and 2-1-1 on the first night of back-to-back sets.

-Los Angeles fell to 2-3 in games decided in overtime in 2017-18 and 26-10 since the switch to the 3-on-3 format prior to 2015-16. Their .722 winning percentage ranks second behind Calgary’s .750. Game-winners against the Kings were scored by Ryan O’Reilly, John Moore, Jaden Schwartz, Esa Lindell, Mikael Granlund, TJ Brodie, Shea Theodore, Sean Monahan, Viktor Arvidsson and Christian Fischer.

-Darcy Kuemper’s personal shutout streak ended at 117:33 on Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s first period power play goal. He had stopped 59 consecutive shots since Viktor Arvidsson’s overtime game-winner on November 4.

-Arizona has scored first in 15 of 25 games this season, the second highest total in the NHL.

-In his first game back from injury, Marian Gaborik recorded one assist and a +1 rating in 13:51 of ice time. He registered one shot on goal as part of six shot attempts and was credited with two takeaways.

-Los Angeles attempted 64 shots (25 on goal, 21 blocked, 18 missed). Arizona attempted 65 shots (33 on goal, 14 blocked, 18 missed). Jonny Brodzinski, Anthony Duclair and Derek Stepan tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-The Kings won 32-of-58 faceoffs (55%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-18, Jonny Brodzinski won 0-of-2, Nick Shore won 10-of-16, Jussi Jokinen won 7-of-11 and Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1.

The Kings are scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Saturday, November 25. If players get on the ice, it is likely to be a mostly optional skate.

-Lead photo via Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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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.