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WHO: Los Angeles Kings (1-1-0) vs. San Jose Sharks (2-0-0)
WHAT: Anaheim Rookie Faceoff – Game 3
WHEN: Tuesday, September 10 – 1 PM
WHERE: Rink 3 @ Great Park Ice – Irvine, CA
HOW TO FOLLOW: VIDEO: Live Stream Below – AUDIO – Live Stream Only – TWITTER: @lakingsinsider, @reigninsider


*Note – Live stream expected at 1 PM – Stream is Los Angeles television market only – Will be blacked out in other markets


20:00 – Kings moving right to left this period.
15:25 – Nice move by Yantsis to gain some separation on a two-on-one rush into the offensive zone.
10:27 – PENALTY SJS. Lee for tripping.
8:27 – A number of good looks for LAK, but no dice. Two key blocks by Wilson. Solid pad work by Emond.
6:33 – GOAL SJS. 7-3. Yurtaykin from Gregor after a defensive breakdown led to a 2-on-0.
5:52 – Great Emond save on Lizotte, who cut through the crease to snap a loose puck on goal. Lizotte has been among the noticeable Kings today.
0:29 – Morrison-Langan scrap.
0:00 – Donesies.

20:00 – We’re back.
17:31 – LAK GOAL. 1-5. Lizotte from Strand. He’s formed a good friendship with JAD and I believe they’ve been paired up quite a bit off the ice. Was told “they wanted to push each other.” Not literally, I hope!
13:40 – PENALTY SJS. Ivanyuzhenkov for tripping. First LAK PP.
12:52 – POWER PLAY GOAL LAK. Strand hard wrister from the left point through traffic, followed by a little stick spin. He’s a power play guy who scored once on the man advantage in 2018-19 but 14 times with WHL-Seattle the season prior.
10:46 – Pushing, shoving. Actually surprised there hasn’t been as much chippiness in the four-plus periods I saw. The COL game was fairly competitive. PP coming up for LA.
9:45 – PENALTY SJS. Gricius for high-sticking.
7:48 – SHORTHANDED GOAL SJS. 6-2. Good bye, Phenomenon at Five Point? Despite early pressure, Ivanyuzhenkov finds a seam down the left wing 1:56 into the power play and wrists a shot over Parik’s right shoulder.
6:10 – Good reaching Parik save on Gregor’s stuff chance at the far post.
3:20 – Good defensive play by Sodergran, getting an inside lane on Langan to win a 50/50 puck and leave the zone.
3:12 – LAK GOAL. 3-6. Lizotte backhanded feed through the defense, Thomas slam dunk. 6-3. Sodergran pressure on a zone exit to force a turnover, setting the play up.
1:45 – Hard line at goal by McGrew, who bowls over Parik, his potential Spokane teammate. Parik slow to get up but adjusts himself.
0:45 – Middleton snapper catches the crossbar and deflects out.
0:04 – Chmelevski stick checks Thomas, disrupting his backswing and removing him from the puck. Good defensive play.
0:00 – End.

20:00 – Underway. Warmer in this rink. San Jose (2-0) vs Los Angeles (1-1).
16:50 – Durzi saw a slight seam on a diagonal feed through some neutral zone traffic – it was there – but a San Jose skater got a stick on it to create a turnover.
16:25 – Good Kaliyev pressure to swat a puck out of the zone and create a footrace.
15:55 – GOAL SJS. 1-0. Jake McGrew capitalizes on a turnover. Durzi’s pass was broken up on a forecheck, leading to McGrew’s opportunity down low. McGrew (Orange) and Sasha Chmelevski (Huntington Beach) are a pair of Orange County natives.

13:32 – GOAL SJS. 2-0. Gregor from the slot. Hard wrister from a dangerous area after LAK had challenges clearing the puck.
10:20 – Dangerous pass to the slot, but Gregor fanned on a one-timer with some ample net. LAK back on their heels.
9:40 – Missed call as Hamaliuk trips Yantsis behind the SJS net.
8:49 – Sustained LAK work and pressure, and some loose pucks around the crease, but no prime rebounds or high-grade looks.
8:10 – Nice little touch-give-and-go between Kupari and Fagemo. Wasn’t perfectly executed, and didn’t result into a long foray into the zone, but a good idea around some traffic past the San Jose blue line.
7:16 – LAK picking up the pace. Spence walks into the high slot and issues a backhand that Emond swallows up.
7:11 – LAK wins another draw – believe it was Thomas for the second straight time, even with JAD on the ice – Thomas took RW draws; JAD took LW dOZ draws – and Spence snaps it on net. Emond save.
6:35 – More LAK pressure, but Thomas’ stick is lifted as he’s dispossessed to Emond’s right and San Jose leaves the zone.
6:15 – Parik pad save, cover on Chmelevski.
5:55 – GOAL SJS. 3-0. Hamaliuk from the perimeter. Head down while blogging.
3:00 – PENALTY LAK. Austin Strand for interference. Stothers wasn’t particularly happy about Strand’s four minors in the last game, though the long defender played a hard, chippy game while on the ice and got pucks on net.
2:25 – Good Parik glove save on a sharp Kotkov wrister.
2:13 – POWER PLAY GOAL SJS. 4-0. I thought it was Hamaliuk on a deflection undisturbed in front of Parik, but credit goes to Yurtakin, unassisted. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
0:42 – GOAL SJS. 5-0. Kotkov bangs in his own rebound after a good look from the right circle.
0:03 – Nice play by Gregoire to end what could of been a 3-on-1 or breakaway by chopping down a bouncing puck intended for either Kupari or Fagemo. Read the play and adjusted well.
0:00 – ~fin~

Hello! JR here. Sharing lineups and notes shortly.

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.