February 2018 - LA Kings Insider

Waking up with the Kings: February 28

Big, big wins, Insiders. Between Jeff Carter’s third period goal Monday and Anze Kopitar’s beautiful finish Tuesday, all of 48 minutes of game time served to highlight an evolved trajectory of a team that was close to finishing up a 0-3-0 home stand but instead swept a pair of games against the West... Read More

February 27 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles finished their inaugural season series with Vegas with a 2-1-1 record. Both teams finished the year 2-1-1 in the head to-head match-up, with each team winning in regulation at T-Mobile Arena and splitting overtime decisions at Staples Center. The Kings scored an aggregate ... Read More

February 27 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 10/11 Kings 18, Flames 10 10/14 Kings 15, Sabres 13 10/15 Kings 12, Islanders 16 10/18 Kings 17, Canadiens 11 10/21 Kings 19, Blue Jackets 18 10/23 Kings 15, Maple Leafs 24 10/24 Kings 20, Senators 24 10/26 Kings 14, Canadiens 22 10/28 Kings 16, Bru... Read More

Game 64: Los Angeles at Vegas

Los Angeles Kings 4, Vegas Golden Knights 1 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Box Score Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 30; VGK – 42 PP: LAK – 1/6; VGK – 0/4 First Period 1) VGK - William Karlsson (34) (Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith), 5:27 2) LAK - Kyle Clifford (4) (unassisted), 8:36 ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 27

One of the better parts of Hockey Beat Writer Twitter is that Spaceballs references are still very much in vogue 31 years after the movie was released. There are always applicable references. For one, the first period of last night’s game was played at Ludicrous Speed, and it was, especially for the... Read More

Good morning, Las Vegas

Good morning, Las Vegas, and good morning, Insiders. And thus Josh Cooper’s scorched earth reign of terror has finally and firmly come to pass. Let us all gather to bask in this epoch of plenty and feast from limitless cornucopia sprouting from his crumbled and hollowed out effigies. It’s goo... Read More

February 26 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 10/11 Kings 18, Flames 10 10/14 Kings 15, Sabres 13 10/15 Kings 12, Islanders 16 10/18 Kings 17, Canadiens 11 10/21 Kings 19, Blue Jackets 18 10/23 Kings 15, Maple Leafs 24 10/24 Kings 20, Senators 24 10/26 Kings 14, Canadiens 22 10/28 Kings 16, B... Read More

February 26 Postgame Notes

- The Kings won their first game against the Vegas Golden Knights, a 3-2 overtime victory. Los Angeles is now 1-1-1 against Vegas overall and 1-0-1 at home against the Golden Knights. - The Kings improved to 16-15-4 against the Western Conference and 9-10-3 against the Pacific Division. - The ... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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