April 7 postgame notes, 2017-18 awards winners - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 88-105-41 all-time against the Dallas franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 51-44-22. The Kings finished with a 1-2-0 record against the Stars, dropping the season series for the consecutive year. They are 8-11-1 in their last 20 head-to-head match-ups and 3-8-0 in the last 11 games played between the teams at Staples Center.

-Los Angeles finished the year 24-19-7 against the Western Conference, 13-11-5 against the Pacific Division, 11-8-2 against the Central Division, 21-10-1 against the Eastern Conference, 12-4-0 against the Atlantic Division, 9-6-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 14-11-8 in one-goal games, 12-10 in two-goal games, 19-8 in games decided by three goals or more, 25-3-4 when scoring first, 20-26-4 when their opponent scores first, 18-3-3 when leading after the first, 12-21-4 when trailing after the first, 15-5-1 when tied after the first, 27-2-1 when leading after the second, 6-22-4 when trailing after the second, 12-5-3 when tied after the second, 11-8 in games that extend past regulation, 9-7 in games decided in overtime, 2-1 in games decided in a shootout, 26-13-3 when outshooting their opponent, 18-16-5 when outshot by their opponent, 1-0-0 when shots are even, 9-4-1 on the first night of back-to-back sets, 7-3-4 on the second night of back-to-back sets, 9-2-1 in October, 6-6-2 in November, 8-3-2 in December, 4-7-0 in January, 8-6-0 in February, 8-4-3 in March and 2-1-0 in April.

-The Kings registered 169 man-games lost to injury. Players losing over 10 man-games to injury were Jeff Carter (55), Kyle Clifford (31), Marian Gaborik (23) and Trevor Lewis (14).

-With the win, Los Angeles and Jonathan Quick clinched their second Jennings Trophy by allowing 203 goals and shootout game-winners. Quick and the Kings also won the award in the 2013-14 season.

-The Kings will finish with an NHL-best 85.0% penalty killing percentage and a 20.4% power play success rate, which is likely to end the year ranked 17th. Boston hosts Florida tomorrow to complete the NHL regular season schedule.

-Among players with a minimum 100 faceoffs with the club, Nate Thompson led all centers with a 56.7% rate, followed by Jeff Carter (55.8%), Anze Kopitar (54.1), Brooks Laich (48.6%), Nick Shore (48.1%), Torrey Mitchell (48.0%), Michael Amadio (43.5%) and Adrian Kempe (38.5%).

-Four players appeared in all 82 games: Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli. Doughty, who has appeared in every game over the last four seasons, has appeared in 328 consecutive games, two shy of Kopitar’s club record of 330.

-Six veteran players established new career-highs in points: Christian Folin (3-10=13), Jake Muzzin (8-34=42), Drew Doughty (10-50=60), Anze Kopitar (35-57=92), Trevor Lewis (14-12=26) and Dustin Brown (28-33=61).

-Four players recorded at least 200 shots on goal: Tyler Toffoli (251), Dustin Brown (222), Drew Doughty (205) and Anze Kopitar (200).

-Alec Martinez (2-0=2) registered his first career multi-goal game. He finished the season with nine goals, tied for the third highest total of his career, and on a three-game point streak (2-2=4).

-Los Angeles attempted 63 shots (36 on goal, 15 blocked, 12 missed). Dallas attempted 32 shots (18 on goal, 6 blocked, 8 missed). Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis finished tied with a game-high five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 22-of-53 faceoffs (42%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-5, Anze Kopitar won 7-of-19, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-3, Nate Thompson won 2-of-5, Michael Amadio won 1-of-3, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2 and Jeff Carter won 9-of-16.

AS VOTED BY THE MEDIA
Bill Libby Memorial Award for Most Valuable Player: Anze Kopitar
– presented by McDonald’s
Mark Bavis Memorial Award for Best Newcomer: Alex Iafallo
Outstanding Defenseman: Drew Doughty
Defensive Player: Anze Kopitar

AS VOTED BY THE KINGS PLAYERS
Ace Bailey Memorial Award for Most Inspirational: Dustin Brown
Unsung Hero: Trevor Lewis

AS SELECTED BY THE KINGS CARE FOUNDATION
Jim Fox Community Service: Drew Doughty

AS SELECTED BY THE KINGS HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Daryl Evans Youth Hockey Service: Tyler Toffoli

AS SELECTED BY THE KINGS BOOSTER CLUB
Most Popular Player: Jonathan Quick
Leading Scorer: Anze Kopitar

In addition:
-Anze Kopitar was selected as the winner of the McDonald’s Player of the Year award (as selected by Kings fans).
-Dustin Brown was recently announced as the club’s Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee (as selected by the Los Angeles chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association).

-Sunday, April 8 is an off-day. The team’s next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9 at Toyota Sports Center.

-Lead photo via Adam Pantozzi/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

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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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