Calgary Sun

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5:  Nicklas Grossmann #8 of the Calgary Flames checks Tanner Pearson #70 of the Los Angeles Kings during the game on November 5, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Poole/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Calgary Sun Kristen Odland: Flames royally dumped by Kings "After an embarrassing 5-0 whipping by Darryl Sutter’s crew at Staples Center, the widely unpredictable Flames have now been out-scored 12-4 on the third stop of this four-game road trip." FlamesNation Post-game: Flames flop agai... Read More

Wednesday morning links: January 13

I don't have an update as of yet on the state of the Anze Kopitar negotiations, though I'm hoping to receive one later today. As I and others have stated repeatedly, it has been expected that the deal would be finalized in January, and with four days absent of any game, it is expected that the curre... Read More
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CALGARY HERALD Kristen Odland: Flames are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 "To have their playoff-qualifying chances come down to the final home game of the regular season, against the defending Stanley Cup champions, whom they already have beat three times — all in exciting... Read More
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CALGARY HERALD Scott Cruickshank: Flat Flames schooled as fathers trip wraps up with 5-3 loss in Los Angeles "Giving away two inches and 14 pounds — on average — to the Kings, thumpier than usual on this night, the travellers could not find any thrust." Scott Cruickshank: Kings coach rememb... Read More
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CALGARY HERALD Kristen Odland: Royal Flush: Flames stun Kings in overtime again "It was an important victory, too, as Calgary (25-18-3) improved to 4-0-0 on its five-game Pacific Division trip and have now won four straight at Staples Center." CALGARY SUN Randy Sportak: Calgary Flames do... Read More
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CALGARY HERALD George Johnson: Flames hang on to beat Kings "The win pushed Calgary even with the Kings at 43 points, and into a four-way tie in the NHL’s Western Conference." CALGARY SUN Randy Sportak: Calgary Flames beat Los Angeles Kings in second straight meeting "The Flames are ... Read More
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CALGARY HERALD Scott Cruickshank: Johnny Hockey's natural hat-trick leads Flames out of slump "Giordano scored in the extra period to lift the Flames to an improbable — and eight-game-losing-streak-busting — 4-3 decision Monday at the Staples Center." CALGARY SUN Wes Gilbertson: Johnny H... Read More
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CANADIAN PRESS Sean Monahan scores shootout winner as Flames edge Kings Karri Ramo then clinched the victory with a stop on Mike Richards. The Flames goaltender made 41 saves in regulation, and added a huge stop in overtime as Jarret Stoll tried to jam the puck over Ramo’s outstretched pad but... Read More
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CANADIAN PRESS Kopitar’s two points lead Kings past Flames for eighth straight win The Kings scored on their first shot on goal at 4:05 of the first when Williams redirected a pass from Anze Kopitar past Ortio. Williams drove hard to the net and attempted to get his stick on the pass from Kopi... Read More
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CALGARY SUN Randy Sportak: L.A. Kings blank Calgary Flames “Then there was the fact everybody in the Sea of Red wanted to see how Ortio, 22, and Granlund, 20, would fare, And add to that Robyn Regehr — who sits No. 2 to only Jarome Iginla on the Flames all-time list for games played — was playi... 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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