December 23 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 65-65-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a road mark of 26-37-12. The Kings fell to 6-5-1 in their last 12 visits to SAP Center. With a 1-2-0 record in the season series, Los Angeles’ one remainng game against San Jose is January 15 at Staples Center.

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 7-6-3 against the Western Conference, 3-4-2 against the Pacific Division, 5-4 in two-goal games, 4-11-1 when scoring two goals or less, 10-9-3 when their opponent scores first, 10-2-0 when tied after one period, 4-9-3 when trailing after two periods and 12-7-2 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles was shut out for the first time this season. The last time they were shut out was 3-0 at Staples Center against the New York Rangers on March 25, 2017.

-The Kings went 0-2 on the power play and are now 2-for-26 with the man advantage since November 30. They are 4-for-50 on the power play in 19 road games this season.

-Alec Martinez logged 27:22 of ice time. In the last three games, he has logged 27:43, 26:23 and 27:22.

-Dustin Brown’s (1-2=3) and Alec Martinez’s (2-1=3) three game point streaks were snapped.

-Martin Jones won his 100th career game in his 188th game played and posted his 18th career shutout. 16 wins and seven shutouts came over 34 games with Los Angeles.

-The Kings attempted 61 shots (28 on goal, 21 blocked, 12 missed). The Sharks attempted 62 shots (31 on goal, 16 blocked, 15 missed). Drew Doughty, Adrian Kempe, Joe Thornton and Brent Burns finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 25-of-55 faceoffs (45%). Adrian Kempe won 7-of-17, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-19, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 3-of-11 and Torrey Mitchell won 3-of-6.

The Kings are on their Christmas break. They will return to Toyota Sports Center for practice at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27.

-Lead photo via Scott Dinn/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.