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Waking up with the Kings: October 26

Since the implementation of three-on-three overtime, the Kings have won 14 of 17 games decided in the extra session. There are reasons behind this. First, there’s a tremendous base of talent. When the Kings can trot out Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter as a top unit, and then the excellent... Read More
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October 25 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 31-19-4 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes a home mark of 18-9-1. The Kings are 8-3-0 in their last 11 games in the series. These teams will conclude their season series on December 20 at Nationwide Arena. -Los Angeles improved to 3-1-0 in one-g... Read More
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Game 6: Los Angeles vs Columbus

Los Angeles Kings 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 Final - Overtime Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 30; CBJ - 21 PP: LAK – 0/1; CBJ - 1/1 First Period No scoring Second Period 1) CBJ - Brandon Saad (1) (Nick Foligno, David Savard), 1:31 2) LAK - Anze Kopitar (2) (Tom Gilbert... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: December 9

After winning four straight games on the home stand, the Kings might’ve been due for one of those outings in which they were “winning” in every aspect but in the box score. You know those games; you’ve probably sat through some of them at Staples Center. Opposing team scores power play goal, holds o... Read More
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December 8 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 30-19-4 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes an away mark of 13-10-3. The Kings are 8-3-0 in their last 11 overall games against the Blue Jackets and finished the season series with a 1-1-0 head-to-head record. -Los Angeles improved to 8-3-1 aga... 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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