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The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Journal Oilers fall 6-4 to playoff-missing Kings "The 6-4 defeat was just their second loss in the last 11 games, but it hurt badly as Edmonton lost valuable ground in its bid for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The fact they blew a 2-0 lead didn’t ease the m... Read More

The View From Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Oilers make a point Sunday, even as team fails to snag any in 3-2 loss to L.A. Kings "We know the teenager would like to have shot the puck under the crossbar, far away from Quick’s mitt which is the size of a garbage can lid, but the rubber met the road on or ab... Read More

The view from Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Oilers rebound with strong outing against Kings "The Oilers, who also got a breakaway score from Benoit Pouliot, rallied around Bachman and refused to let the Kings, who demolished them 8-2 a week ago, come back in a game they absolutely had to have." John Mac... Read More

The view from Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Joanne Ireland: Edmonton Oilers take royal beating in L.A. "Even concocting the kind of will required just to play the Los Angeles Kings, let alone trying to negate their playoff plans, proved to be too much of a challenge for the Edmonton Oilers." Jonathan Willis: Player g... Read More

The View from Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Los Angeles Kings lord it over lowly Edmonton Oilers "The Kings barely broke a sweat, getting goals early and often on their former goaltender, Ben Scrivens." Joanne Ireland: Los Angeles Kings confident they’ll be able to make another NHL playoff run "There... Read More

The View from Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Perron scores Oilers’ winning goal in shootout "David Perron, the fourth Oilers shooter, deked Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to give Edmonton a 3-2 shootout victory and end a nine-game losing streak." Joanne Ireland: MacTavish ready to play GM again ... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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