Colorado Avalanche

Waking up with the Kings: February 22

Oh, hey. I guess it’s time to write about last night’s 2-1 Kings win over the Avalanche. Several abbreviated observations from Tuesday’s game: -The Kings etched out a very strong 10 minutes to open the game, which featured a power play in which they controlled the puck in the offensive zone for n... Read More

The view from Colorado

The Denver Post Peter Budaj returns to lead Kings past Avalanche, remember former teammate Marek Svatos "Against the Avalanche Tuesday, Budaj allowed only Mikko Rantanen‘s goal at 32 seconds of the second period... But from there, the Kings got goals from Tyler Toffoli and Trevor Lewis later i... Read More

February 21 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 66-50-12 all-time against the Colorado franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 28-31-4. The Kings won the season series with the Avalanche, finishing 2-1-0. -Los Angeles improved to 17-13-2 versus the Western Conference, 9-5-2 against the Central Di... Read More

February 21 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 59: Los Angeles at Colorado

Los Angeles Kings 2, Colorado Avalanche 1 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 32; COL – 24 PP: LAK – 0/1; COL – 0/3 First Period No scoring Second Period 1) COL - Mikko Rantanen (14) (unassisted), 0:32 2) LAK - Tyler Toffoli (10) (Drew Doughty, Adrian... Read More

Good morning, Denver

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, Colorado, and good morning, same view (and room?) from November. Weather report (not Weather Report): It's going to be beautiful in Denver today, as it often is. We'll experience abundant sunshine and temperatures that should rise into the mid-70's. It may sn... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: February 2

The Los Angeles Kings have built up a modest winning streak and have done so by beating the lesser teams in the standings, a mostly anecdotal issue but one that had plagued them at times throughout the first 45 games or so of the season. That’s not to take away from their accomplishment – they’ve ou... 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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