March 26 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 97-112-30 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 59-46-13. The Kings and Flames were both 2-1-1 in the season series, with both teams going 1-0-1 at home and 1-1-0 on the road. With the loss, Calgary was officially eliminated from playoff contention.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 21-18-6 against the Western Conference, 12-11-4 against the Pacific Division, 19-8 in games decided by three or more goals, 23-3-3 when scoring first, 14-5-1 when tied after the first period, 25-2-1 when leading after the second period and 24-12-3 when outshooting their opponent.

-By stopping all 23 shots, Jonathan Quick recorded his fifth shutout of the season, tied for fourth in the NHL, and his 49th career shutout, fourth among active goalies.

-The Kings have killed off 28 of 29 penalties since the Chicago game, including a string of 17 successful kills over the last six games. They lead the league with an 84.9% penalty killing percentage.

-Los Angeles tied a season-high with three power play goals (fourth time; last: 1/21/18; 3/3; 4-2 W vs NYR).

-With his 34th goal of the season, Anze Kopitar (1-1=2) tied a career-high established in 2009-10. He has already posted a career-high in assists (54) and points (88) on the season. Since Jan. 1, Kopitar is tied for third in the league in scoring with 48 points (17-31=48) and tied for fifth in the league in assists with 31.

-Dustin Brown (0-1=1) tallied his 31st assist and 54th point of the season. The 31 assists are one shy of tying his career-high (twice, 2009-10 and 2011-12). The 54 points are tied for his fourth highest total in his career, and most since 2011-12 (54). He is six points shy of his career-high (60 in 2007-08).

– Jeff Carter appeared in his 899th career game and his 399th career game with Los Angeles. Since returning from injury on Feb. 24, Carter ranks tied for fifth in the league with 10 goals.

-Dion Phaneuf (1-1=2) registered his first multi-point game as a King. It is his first multi-point game since January 25, 2018 versus BOS (w/OTT; 0-2=2).

-Adrian Kempe (0-1=1) registered his 20th assist of the season. The last Kings rookie to reach the 20-assist plateau was Drew Doughty (21 in 2008-09).

-The Kings attempted 54 shots (29 on goal, 13 blocked, 12 missed). The Flames attempted 57 shots (23 on goal, 14 blocked, 20 missed). Jeff Carter and Adrian Kempe tied with a game-high five shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 25-of-50 faceoffs (50%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-16, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-2, Nate Thompson won 3-of-5, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-4 and Jeff Carter won 9-of-15.

Tuesday, March 27 is an off-day for the team. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at Toyota Sports Center.

-Lead photo via Adam Davis/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.