Carolina Hurricanes v Los Angeles Kings

Waking up with the Kings: December 9

It’s always a treat when the Carolina Hurricanes visit Staples Center and Dieter Ruehle dusts off Brass Bonanza, the Hartford Whalers’ unofficial anthem, for the only time of the year. He did so twice on Thursday – once as part of his doors-opening medley, and once again in the first period before s... Read More
Carolina Hurricanes v Los Angeles Kings

December 8 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 35-29-10 all-time against the Carolina franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 22-12-3. The Hurricanes won at Staples Center for the first time since December 8 2005, a 3-2 win in which Martin Gerber earned the win and Mathieu Garon took the loss. Carolin... Read More
Carolina Hurricanes v Los Angeles Kings

December 8 postgame quotes: Carolina

Bill Peters, on the biggest difference between tonight and their game against Anaheim: Little better defensively, obviously. Spent more time with the puck coming down the stretch then we did last night. Peters, on Derek Ryan’s performance in recent games: Well you know what right now down two g... Read More
Carolina Hurricanes v Los Angeles Kings

December 8 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 11/3 Kings 12, Penguins 10 11/5 Kings 15, Flames 10 11/8 Kings 14, Maple Leafs 5 11/10 Kings 15, Canadiens 15 11/11 Kings 17, Jets 17 11/13 Kings 13, Senators 16 11/15 Kings 14, Avalanche 13 11/17 Kings 17, Oilers 10 11/19 Kings 11, Devils 10 11/20 ... Read More

Game 26: Los Angeles vs Carolina

Carolina Hurricanes 3, Los Angeles Kings 1 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 22; CAR – 18 PP: LAK – 0/3; CAR – 0/0 First Period 1) CAR - Derek Ryan (2) (Andrej Nestrasil, Justin Faulk), 17:51 Second Period 2) CAR SHG - Derek Ryan (3) (Brock McGinn, J... Read More
Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings

Black and White: Gaborik’s return

Marian Gaborik sits at home, icing his foot, watching the final of the World Cup of Hockey, unable to participate because of a broken foot sustained when he tried to get out of the way of a Mats Zuccarello shot but was unsuccessful in doing so. The Black and White series chronicles his rehabilitatio... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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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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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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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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