January 2 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 83-83-39 overall against Edmonton, a record that includes a road mark of 39-47-18. The Kings’ win snapped three consecutive losses through their first three games at Rogers Place. These teams have three games remaining: February 7 and 24 in Los Angeles, and March 24 in Edmonton.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 9-6-4 against the Western Conference, 5-4-3 against the Pacific Division, 10-2 in three-plus goal games, 13-2-2 when scoring first, 11-2-0 when tied after one period, 12-1-1 when leading after two periods and 11-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-With a +4 third period goal differential, Los Angeles has now outscored opponents 54-24 in third periods this season.

-The Kings scored three power play goals for the second time this season (last: 4-2 W vs BUF, 10/14/17).

-By stopping all 32 shots against, Jonathan Quick recorded his third shutout of the season and 47th career shutout.

-With two goals, Dustin Brown (247 career goals) surpassed Wayne Gretzky (246 goals) for seventh place on Los Angeles’ all-time goals list.

-By assisting on Adrian Kempe’s goal, Jake Muzzin (130 assists) surpassed Jaroslav Modry (129 assists) and moved into a tie with Bob Murdoch (130 assists) for ninth place all-time among Kings defensemen.

-Connor McDavid has been held scoreless in three straight games for the first time in his career. He has four points (1-3=4) in six career games against Los Angeles.

-The Kings attempted 59 shots (33 on goal, 15 blocked, 11 missed). The Oilers attempted 65 shot (32 on goal, 17 blocked, 16 missed). Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Leon Draisaitl finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal. All L.A. skaters other than Torrey Mitchell finished with at least one shot.

-Los Angeles won 27-of-57 faceoffs (47%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-8, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-22, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-3, Nick Shore won 1-of-5, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-6, Dustin Brown won 0-of-2, Jussi Jokinen won 2-of-2, Torrey Mitchell won 5-of-7 and Tyler Toffoli won 1-of-2.

-Lead photo via Andy Devlin/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.