December 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 0-1-1 all-time against Vegas, a record that includes a home mark of 0-0-1. These teams have two games remaining: February 26 at Staples Center and February 27 at T-Mobile Arena.

-With the overtime loss, the Kings fell to 7-6-4 against the Western Conference, 3-4-3 against the Pacific Division, 8-5-5 in one-goal games, 7-2-2 when leading after the first period, 7-1-1 when tied after two periods and 7-5 in games decided after regulation.

– Los Angeles fell to 5-5 in games decided in overtime in 2017-18 and 29-12 since the switch to the 3-on-3 format prior to 2015-16. Their .707 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, Jordan Eberle and David Perron. Los Angeles’ 29 overtime wins since the switch to 3-on-3 leads the league.

-With Drew Doughty’s goal, the Kings moved into sole possession of the most third period goals with 48. They are trailed by St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Toronto, and the New York Islanders and New York Rangers, all of whom have 47 third period goals.

-With his goal – the 98th of his career – Doughty moved within one goal of Steve Duchesne (99 goals) for second place all-time amongst Kings defensemen. By assisting on Marian Gaborik’s first period goal, he moved within one assist of Jim Fox (293 assists) for ninth place on the franchise’s all-time list.

-With his assist on Doughty’s goal, Jake Muzzin moved into a tie with Jaroslav Modry (129 assists) for 10th place all-time amongst Kings defensemen and into a tie with Bob Murdoch (171 points) for ninth place on the franchise’s all-time list of points by a defenseman.

-Alec Martinez appeared in his 454th career game with the Kings, tying Jaroslav Modry for 10th place all-time amongst Kings defensemen.

-Los Angeles attempted 59 shots (28 on goal, 20 blocked, 11 missed). Vegas attempted 67 shots (39 on goal, 12 blocked, 16 missed). Jonathan Marchessault led all skaters with six shots, while Doughty led L.A. with five.

-The Kings won 26-of-51 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 7-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-22, Nick Shore won 3-of-8, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-2 and Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-7.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29 before flying to Vancouver.

-Lead photo via Aaron Poole/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.