January 30 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 68-103-41 all-time against the Dallas franchise, a record that includes a 37-61-19 road mark. The Kings have now faced all 30 other NHL teams and have two games remaining against the Stars at Staples Center on February 22 and April 7, the final day of the regular season.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 11-12-4 against the Western Conference, 5-3-1 against the Central Division, 11-4 in three-goal games, 14-3-2 when scoring first, 9-3-2 when leading after the first period, 14-1-1 when leading after the second period and 13-7-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-The Kings scored the first goal in a game for the first time since the 4-3 loss at Calgary on January 4. The opposition had scored the game’s first goal in eight straight games prior to Tuesday’s win.

-With his second period power play goal, Drew Doughty scored the 100th goal of his career and surpassed Steve Duchesne (99 goals) for second place on the Kings’ all-time list of goals by a defenseman. With 398 career points, he is two points from 400 in his career. Though his assists streak was snapped at three games, he extended his points streak to four games (1-5=6).

-Dustin Brown tied a career-high with 11 shots on goal. The only other game in which he recorded 11 shots was a 5-4 shootout loss versus Edmonton on December 5, 2008. It was the third game in his career in which he reached double-digits in shots.

-Darcy Kuemper stopped all 28 shots to record his second shutout of the season and ninth career shutout. Over his last three games, he is 2-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average and a .973 save percentage (159:36 / 75 SA / 2 GA). His seven career wins against Dallas are the most he has recorded against any NHL team.

-Anze Kopitar extended his assists and points streak to six games (1-7=8). When he was on the ice against Jamie Benn, the Kings recorded 26 shot attempts for and 5 against, and when he was on the ice against Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov, they recorded 26 shot attempts for and 6 against. (via Natural Stat Trick)

-Jake Muzzin officially extended his points streak to six games (2-4=6). Because he recorded points in two consecutive games before missing three straight due to injury, he has personally recorded points in the last eight games he has played in.

-Paul LaDue scored his first career goal and first career game-winning goal in his 24th career game.

-Dan Hamhuis played in his 1,000th career NHL game.

-Los Angeles attempted 82 shots (42 on goal, 31 blocked, 9 missed). Dallas attempted 57 shots (28 on goal, 19 blocked, 10 missed). Dustin Brown led all skaters with 11 shots attempts, all of which were on goal.

-The Kings won 36-of-68 faceoffs (53%). Drew Doughty was credited won 0-of-1, Adrian Kempe won 6-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 19-of-29, Andy Andreoff won 0-of-2, Alex Iafallo won 0-of-1, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-4, Michael Amadio won 3-of-6, Tanner Pearson won 2-of-2 and Torrey Mitchell won 5-of-13.

-Lead photo via Glenn James/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.