March 8 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 60-35-15 all-time against Washington, a record that includes a home mark of 35-14-7. The Kings have won eight straight home games against the Capitals, dating back to a 3-2 loss at Staples Center on December 14, 2005. Los Angeles registered the eighth season sweep of Washington (min. two games) in franchise history (also 1986-87, 1989-90, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2008-09, 2013-14).

-With the win, the Kings improved to 20-9-1 against the Eastern Conference, 9-5-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 10-9 in two-goal games, 19-3-2 when scoring first, 14-3-2 when leading after one period, 21-2-1 when leading after two periods and 20-10-2 when outshooting their opponent. Los Angeles has two games remaining against Eastern Conference teams, both of which take place at Staples Center: Thursday, March 15 versus Detroit and Saturday, March 17 versus New Jersey.

-By extending his career-high to 14 goals, Trevor Lewis tied his career high in points with 25 (14-11=25), which he had set in 2014-15 with nine goals and 16 assists.

-Jeff Carter (1-1=2) registered his second multi-point game of the season. Since returning from injury, Carter has five points in six games (4-1=5).

-Tanner Pearson (0-1=1) extended his point-streak to three games (2-1=3).

-Jonathan Quick stopped 25-of-26 shots to improve to 9-2-0 in his career against Washington.

-Alex Ovechkin (0-0=0; -1) registered a game-high nine shot attempts (3 on goal; 3 blocked; 3 missed). In 17 career games against Los Angeles, he has five goals, 13 points and a minus-six rating.

-The Kings attempted 55 shots (29 on goal, 8 blocked, 18 missed). The Capitals attempted 56 shots (26 on goal, 13 blocked, 17 missed). Trevor Lewis led all skaters with four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 37-of-55 faceoffs (67%). Adrian Kempe won 0-of-1, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-17, Nate Thompson won 8-of-10, Michael Amadio won 5-of-9, Torrey Mitchell won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 11-of-17.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9.

-Lead photo via Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire

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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.