January 4 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 95-112-30 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 37-66-17. The Kings are 0-1-1 against the Flames this season with two games remaining: January 24 at Scotiabank Saddledome and March 26 at Staples Center.

-Los Angeles fell to 9-7-4 against the Western Conference, 5-5-3 against the Pacific Division, 9-6-5 in one-goal games, 13-3-2 when scoring first, 8-3-2 when leading after the first period, 4-10-3 when trailing after two periods and 12-8-3 when outshot by their opponent.

-The Kings lost for the third time this season when leading 2-0. The other games were the 3-2 loss at home to Vancouver on November 14, and the 4-3 overtime loss at the New York Islanders on December 16.

-Los Angeles allowed four goals in a period for the first time since yielding four in the first period of a 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay on November 9, 2017.

-By virtue of Tanner Pearson’s second goal, the Kings have now outscored their opponents 4-3 in the 15 games they’ve pulled their goalie this year.

-Pearson recorded three points for the first time since notching three assists in a 5-3 win versus Toronto on November 2. It was his first two-goal game since a 5-3 home loss to Arizona on February 16, 2017.

-Derek Forbort scored his first goal since December 15, 2016, a 4-1 win at Detroit.

-With two assists and a +2 rating, Johnny Gaudreau now has 19 points (5-14=19) and a +8 rating in 16 career games versus the Kings.

-Los Angeles attempted 49 shots (31 on goal, 8 blocked, 10 missed). Calgary attempted 79 shots (41 on goal, 13 blocked, 25 missed). Mark Giordano led all skaters with seven shots on goal, while Jake Muzzin, Kyle Clifford, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli finished tied with a game-high four shots.

-The Kings won 33-of-68 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 6-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 17-of-32, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 2-of-9, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-4, Dustin Brown won 1-of-3, Jussi Jokinen won 1-of-3, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-4 and Tyler Toffoli won 1-of-2.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, January 5.

-Lead photo via Gerry Thomas/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.