March 19 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 28-19-14 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a road mark of 13-10-8. 11 of the last 25 games between the teams have been decided in overtime or a shootout. The Wild have points in 19 of the last 23 games between the teams at Xcel Energy Center (14-4-5). The Kings improved to 2-0-0 in the season series, with one game remaining on April 5 at Staples Center.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 19-17-5 against the Western Conference, 8-7-1 against the Central Division, 13-10-6 in one-goal games, 22-3-2 when scoring first, 16-3-2 when leading after the first period, 11-5-1 when tied after the second period, 10-6 in games decided after regulation, 8-5 in games decided in overtime and 22-11-3 in games in which they out-shoot their opponents.

-The Kings lead the league with 32 overtime wins and a .727 winning percentage in overtime since the switch to the three-on-three format in 2015-16. Jeff Carter recorded his first overtime (and game-winning) goal of the season and eighth since the switch to three-on-three. It was his 13th career regular season overtime goal.

-Los Angeles recorded its seventh six-on-five goal, which is tied for second in the league. Four six-on-five goals have tied a game with a goaltender pulled late in regulation, and another pulled the Kings within one in a 4-3 loss at Calgary on January 4.

-Drew Doughty has six assists in two games against Minnesota this season. With three assists on Monday, he now has 45 assists on the season, surpassing his previous career high of 43, set in 2009-10. He tied his career-high with his third three-assist game of the season after not having recorded a three-assist game since 2010-11.

-By assisting on Dustin Brown’s game-tying goal, Anze Kopitar registered his career-high 52nd assist of the season, surpassing his previous high of 51, set in 2011-12. By reaching 81 points (29-52=81), he tied his career-high, set in 2009-10.

-By assisting on Jeff Carter’s first goal, Jake Muzzin registered his 144th career assist, surpassing Jay Wells (143) for eighth place on L.A.’s all-time list of assists by a defenseman.

-With seven blocks, Alec Martinez established a new career-high in blocks with 187, surpassing his previous career-high and Kings franchise-high of 182, set in 2015-16. His 187 blocks rank second to Kris Russell’s league-leading 207.

-Tanner Pearson played his 299th career game.

-Los Angeles attempted 54 shots (30 on goal, 18 blocked, 6 missed). Minnesota attempted 60 shots (27 on goal, 21 blocked, 12 missed). Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter and Eric Staal finished tied with a game-high five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 29-of-59 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 15-of-28, Kyle Clifford won 0-of-1, Nate Thompson won 6-of-7, Torrey Mitchell won 0-of-2 and Jeff Carter won 4-of-9.

-Lead photo via Bruce Kluckhohn/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.