April 2 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 69-50-12 all-time against the Colorado franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 40-19-8. The Kings swept the season series for the first time since 2014-15 and the fourth time ever against the Avalanche or Nordiques (also 1988-89, 1989-90). They have won five straight overall in the head-to-head series via an aggregate score of 19-4.

-Los Angeles improved to 10-7-2 against the Central Division, 23-18-7 against the Western Conference, 12-9 in two-goal games, 24-3-4 when scoring first, 18-3-3 when leading after the first period, 26-2-1 when leading after the second period and 18-16-5 when outshot by their opponent.

-In the race for the Jennings Trophy, the Kings have allowed 195 goals (with two games remaining), the Bruins have allowed 201 goals (with four games remaining) and the Predators have allowed 204 goals (with three games remaining).

-Los Angeles’ 230 goals are the most since they scored 231 in 2009-10 and 243 in 2005-06.

-Alex Kerfoot’s second period goal ended a string of 22 consecutive penalties killed off by Los Angeles.

-The Kings out-hit the Avalanche, 45-20. Dustin Brown finished with eight hits, while Christian Folin and Trevor Lewis each issued six.

-Los Angeles blocked 18 shots, led by Drew Doughty’s seven and Christian Folin’s six.

-Dustin Brown (1-0=1) scored his 24th goal of the season, tied for his third most in a single season and the most since he tallied 28 during the 2010-11 season. It was his fourth career regular season shorthanded goal and his fifth game-winning goal of the season, representing his most GWGs since he totaled six in 2011-12.

-Drew Doughty (0-1=1) tied his career-high in points with 59 (set in 2009-10) and extended his career-high with his 49th assist.

-Anze Kopitar (0-1=1) extended his career-high with his 56th assist and 91st point. He currently ranks sixth in the league in points and tied for 10th in assists. He has 43 points (16-26=43) in 41 career games against Colorado and has points in four straight games (2-3=5).

-Trevor Lewis (0-1=1) recorded his 26th point of the season (14-12=26), surpassing his career-high of 25 set in 2014-15.

-Alec Martinez (0-1=1) played a career-high 32:11, surpassing his previous high of 29:23, set October 24, 2017 at Ottawa.

-Kyle Clifford (1-0=1) scored his sixth goal of the season, one shy of his career-high (twice; 2012-13 and 2010-11).

-The Kings attempted 51 shots (25 on goal, 12 blocked, 14 missed). The Avalanche attempted 54 shots (28 on goal, 18 blocked, 8 missed). Sven Andrighetto led all skaters with five shots on goal, while Dustin Brown led L.A. with four.

-Los Angeles won 29-of-57 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-6, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-23, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Nate Thompson won 5-of-9, Michael Amadio won 2-of-2, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-3 and Jeff Carter won 8-of-13.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Tuesday, April 2. There is a chance this may be an optional practice.

-Lead photo via Juan Ocampo/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.