December 17 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 48-44-15 all-time against New York, a record that includes a road mark of 20-27-7. The Kings remain winless in their three visits to Barclays Center (0-2-1). Los Angeles finished the season series with a 1-0-1 record versus New York, marking their first winning series against the Islanders since going 1-0-1 in 2014-15.

-With the overtime loss, the Kings fell to 14-5-1 against the Eastern Conference, 5-2-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 7-5-4 in one-goal games, 11-2-1 when scoring first, 6-2-1 when leading after the first period, 10-1-1 when leading after two periods, 6-4 in games that extend past regulation, 10-6-2 when outshot by their opponent and 17-0-3 when scoring at least three goals.

-Los Angeles fell to 4-4 in games decided in overtime in 2017-18 and 28-11 since the switch to the 3-on-3 format prior to 2015-16. Their .718 winning percentage ranks second behind Calgary’s .759. Overtime game-winners against the Kings have been scored by Ryan O’Reilly, John Moore, Jaden Schwartz, Esa Lindell, Mikael Granlund, TJ Brodie, Shea Theodore, Sean Monahan, Viktor Arvidsson, Christian Fischer and Jordan Eberle.

-The Kings, who entered the night with the league’s top penalty kill, have allowed power play goals in five straight games for the first time this season. Prior to this stretch, they had allowed power play goals in back-to-back games only twice.

-Tyler Toffoli’s power play goal ended a 1-for-17 power play stretch over the previous eight-plus games. It was the team’s fourth road power play goal this season.

-Toffoli recorded the 100th assist of his career on Oscar Fantenberg’s goal. With a goal and an assist, he now has 99 goals, 100 assists and 199 points in his career. With a +2 rating, he is now a +101 over 327 career games.

-Dustin Brown played his 998th career game.

-Los Angeles attempted 56 shots (29 on goal, 12 blocked, 15 missed). New York attempted 63 shots (33 on goal, 18 blocked, 12 missed). All L.A. skaters other than Alex Iafallo, Nick Shore and Dustin Brown registered a shot on goal.

-The Kings won 23-of-63 faceoffs (37%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-32, Nick Shore won 3-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Jussi Jokinen won 3-of-3, Tanner Pearson won 0-of-2, Torrey Mitchell won 0-of-2 and Tyler Toffoli won 0-of-1.

-Lead photo by Mike Stobe/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.