January 15 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 65-66-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a home mark of 39-29-7. The Kings finished the season series with the Sharks with a 1-3-0 record and lost the season series for the third consecutive year. Including playoffs, Los Angeles has lost nine of its last 10 home games to San Jose.

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 9-10-4 against the Western Conference, 5-7-3 against the Pacific Division, 10-3 in games decided by three or more goals 11-12-3 when their opponent scores first, 8-4-2 when trailing after one period, 4-13-3 when trailing after two periods and 11-7-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Los Angeles has lost four consecutive games, all in regulation, matching their longest losing streal of the season.

-Trevor Lewis scored his 11th goal of the season to extend his point streak to three games (2-1=3). He is one goal shy of tying his career-high in goals (12), set last season.

-With Lewis’ goal, Martin Jones’ personal shutout streak against the Kings ended at 164:12.

-Darcy Kuemper suffered his first regulation loss with Los Angels, falling to 5-1-3.

-Kyle Clifford played his 498th career game.

-The Kings attempted 69 shots (36 on goal, 15 blocked, 18 missed). The Sharks attempted 65 shots (33 on goal, 17 blocked, 15 missed). Kevin Gravel, Chris Tierney and Timo Meier finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal. All L.A. skaters other than Nick Shore and Kurtis MacDermid finished with at least one shot on goal.

-Los Angeles won 27-of-49 faceoffs (55%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-17, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Nick Shore won 7-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Dustin Brown won 0-of-1, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2 and Torrey Mitchell won 4-of-7.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

-Lead photo via Adam Pantozzi/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.