March 15 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 86-82-32-all-time against Detroit, a record that includes a home mark of 50-35-15. The Kings swept the season series with Detroit for the first time since 1988-89 and only the third time in franchise history. It was the first time Los Angeles won a season series with Detroit since 2010-11, when they went 3-1-0. The Kings have one game against the Eastern Conference remaining: Saturday’s game versus New Jersey.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 21-9-1 against the Eastern Conference, 12-4-0 against the Atlantic Division, 17-7 in games decided by three or more goals, 21-3-2 when scoring first, 15-3-2 when leading after one period, 23-2-1 when leading after two periods and 21-10-3 when outshooting their opponent.

-With 3 GF and 1 GA in the third period, the Kings improved to a league-best +36 third period goal differential (90 GF, 54 GA).

-Anze Kopitar (1-3=4) tied his career-high with 51 assists on the season. He is the first King to surpass 50 assists in the season since he did it himself during the 2011-12 season. The last player other than Kopitar to reach 50 assists was Lubomir Visnovsky, who registered 50 in 2005-06. Kopitar recorded his career-high 22nd multi-point game of the season. His 29th goal of the season moves him one goal within 30, a feat he accomplished in 2009-10 (34) and 2007-08 (32). He extended his point streak to six games (2-9=11).

-Drew Doughty (0-3=3) extended his assist streak to three games (0-6=6) and his point streak to four games (1-6=7). He also surpassed the 40-assist plateau for the second time in his career and is just one point shy of tying his career-high in assist (43 in 2009-10). His three assists in the third period are the most by a King in a single period this season.

-Tyler Toffoli (1-0=1) recorded his 23rd goal of the season, tying the second most he has scored in a season (also 2014-15). His career-high is 31, set in 2015-16.

-In his last 15 games, Jonathan Quick has a 2.14 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage (428 SA, 399 SV, 29 GA, 813:46 MP).

-Los Angeles attempted 48 shots (22 on goal, 13 blocked, 13 missed). Detroit attempted 46 shots (21 on goal, 14 blocked, 11 missed). Tyler Toffoli led all skaters with five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 23-of-47 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-16, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Dustin Brown won 1-of-1, Nate Thompson won 1-of-4, Michael Amadio won 1-of-5 and Jeff Carter won 8-of-13.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, March 16.

-Lead photo via Andrew D. Bernstein/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

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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