Buffalo Sabres

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Waking up with the Kings: February 28

After the Sabres had their chances early and controlled play through the first eight to 10 minutes of the game, the Kings gave up very, very little in their 2-0 win at Staples Center. By the middle of the second period – a very strong second period by Los Angeles, it should be added – Buffalo wasn’t... Read More
Juan Ocampo / NHLI

February 27 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 43-56-20 all-time against Buffalo, a record that includes a home mark of 27-24-29. With the exception of the 2011 NHL Premiere played in Berlin, home teams have won the last 11 games in the series, dating back to a 5-1 Sabres win at Staples Center on October 23... Read More
Buffalo Sabres v Los Angeles Kings

Game 61: Los Angeles vs Buffalo

Los Angeles Kings 2, Buffalo Sabres 0 Final Radio Feed LA Kings Insider Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 35; BUF – 23 PP: LAK – 0/2; BUF – 0/3 First Period None Second Period 1) LAK - Tanner Pearson (9) (Alec Martinez, Rob Scuderi), 4:40 Third Period 2) LAK - Tanner Pea... Read More
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Game 61 Preview: Los Angeles vs Buffalo

Los Angeles Kings (36-20-4) vs Buffalo Sabres (25-30-7) Saturday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 p.m. PT Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Referees: #3 Mike Leggo, #32 Tom Kowal Linesmen: #73 Vaughan Rody, #79 Kiel Murchison FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio Trevor Lewis on the Sabres and 2... Read More

February 27 morning skate notes, podcast

Good morning from Toyota Sports Center on a day the Kings will be hosting the Sabres in the visitors' only Staples Center appearance this season (8:00 p.m. / FOX Sports West / KABC 790 / I Heart Radio). The reason for the 8:00 p.m. start time is this: 8 pm start time tonight....to keep clear of t... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: December 13

Darryl Sutter shared an observation one week ago today – prior to another game that served as the second half of a back-to-back – that the Kings “start the game with one point and see if there’s a way to get two.” Los Angeles got its one point last night, and while there were opportunities to collec... Read More
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December 12 zone entries

Player # of successful entries Shots generated from player's entries Shots per entry # of controlled entries Shots generated from player's controlled entries Shots per controlled entry % of entries with control Failed entries McNabb 3 1 0.33 1 1 1.00 33% 0 McBain 3 ... 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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