Dallas Stars

Waking up with the Kings: January 10

A collection of unforced errors and uncharacteristically sloppy defensive zone play plagued the Los Angeles Kings in a 6-4 defeat to a Dallas Stars team that had entered the night with five wins in 19 road games. There were extremes in goaltending, and for the most part, they weren’t good for either... Read More

The view from Dallas

NHL - Stars Inside Edge Stars win a wild one in Los Angeles "The Stars, despite plenty of ups and downs over the first half of the season, are 17-16-8 (42 points) and only two points behind Los Angeles, which currently holds the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference." Dallas News ... Read More

January 9 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 87-103-41 all-time against the Dallas franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 52-42-22. The Kings fell to 3-7-1 in their last 11 home games against the Stars and concluded the season series with a 1-1-1 record. Dallas is the first Western Conference team ... Read More

January 9 postgame quotes: Dallas

Lindy Ruff, on whether the Stars balance of "puck luck" tipped back in their favor against LA: I thought it tipped a little bit in our favor. You look at the start of the second period, you know I was frustrated because we didn't come out of that with two or three goals with the opportunities we ha... Read More

January 9 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 41: Los Angeles vs Dallas

Dallas Stars 5, Los Angeles Kings 4 Third Period, 3:10 remaining Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 22; DAL – 25 PP: LAK – 2/3; DAL – 0/1 First Period 1) DAL - Brett Ritchie (8) (Lauri Korpikoski), 19:03 Second Period 2) DAL - Tyler Seguin (15) (Jason Spezz... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 24

Contrary to what had been floated around a little bit, the Kings’ seven-game leg of nine consecutive games away from Staples Center wasn’t going to be a make-or-break stretch of the season unless they did something like win zero or one games. They ended up winning three and taking points in five of ... Read More

December 23 postgame notes

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 87-102-41 all-time against the Dallas franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 35-61-19. Both teams are 1-0-1 in the season series with overtime wins, with the rubber match-up coming on January 9 in Los Angeles. -The Kings fell to 9-7-2 against... 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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