December 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 67-50-12 all-time against Colorado, a record that includes a home mark of 39-19-8 and an overtime mark of 9(W)-4(L)-5(T). These teams have two games remaining: March 22 at Pepsi Center and April 2 at Staples Center.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 7-5-3 against the Western Conference, 4-2-1 against the Central Division, 8-5-4 in one-goal games, 10-8-3 when their opponent scores first, 10-1-0 when tied after one period, 4-8-3 when trailing after the second period, 7-4 in games that extend past regulation and 12-6-2 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles’ 10 wins when allowing the first goal is most in the league. Their four wins when trailing after two periods is tied for the most in the league.

-The Kings won their league-leading 29th overtime game since the implementation of three-on-three prior to the 2015-16 season. Their .725 winning percentage in overtime ranks second in the league to Calgary’s .759.

-Los Angeles has won five straight home games.

-The Kings won a game when scoring two goals for the fourth time this season and improved to 4-10-1 when scoring two goals or less.

-Dustin Brown (1-0=1) scored the overtime game-winning goal in his 1,000th NHL game. He became the second player in Kings history to appear in his first 1,000 games with the team, joining Dave Taylor. With his 245th career goal, he moved within one goal of Wayne Gretzky for seventh place on Los Angeles’ all-time goals list. The OTGWG was his first since the switch to three-on-three overtime and the first since his Game 2 deflection of Willie Mitchell’s shot past Henrik Lundqvist in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. His last regular season overtime game-winning goal was scored on Craig Anderson in a 2-1 Los Angeles win on the 82nd game of the season at Colorado.

-Alec Martinez’s third period goal moved him into a tie with Larry Murphy (52 goals) for seventh place all-time among Kings defensemen.

-Torrey Mitchell (0-1=1) registered an assist for the second consecutive game. He has four points (2-2=4) in the last five games.

-The Kings attempted 64 shots (27 on goal, 22 blocked, 15 missed). The Avalanche attempted 58 shots (32 on goal, 1 2 blocked, 12 missed). Tyson Barrie led all skaters with six shots on goal, while Nick Shore led L.A. with four.

-Los Angeles won 27-of-53 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-22, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Alex Iafallo won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 3-of-9, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-3, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2 and Torrey Mitchell won 4-of-5.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22 before flying to San Jose.

-Lead photo via Sean M. Haffey/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.