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Detroit Free Press Detroit Red Wings play best game in weeks, trump Kings, 4-0 "After registering just two shots on goal in the second period, the Wings looked like a team trying to build on a 3-0 lead as the third period got underway. Jensen made a play at the blue line and Tomas Tatar won a ... Read More

The view from Detroit

MLive.com Red Wings defend effort following latest loss "Following their 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings have scored just three goals in their past four games. They are 1 for 24 on the power play in December. They are winless in four at home (0-3-1), where t... Read More

The View from Detroit

DETROIT FREE PRESS Helene St. James: L.A. 1, Detroit 0: Red Wings blanked by defending champs "A night after demonstrating how to start well on the road, the Wings did just the opposite. Six minutes in, they were still looking for their first shot on Jonathan Quick." THE DETROIT NEWS Ted... Read More

The view from Detroit

DETROIT FREE PRESS George Sipple: Red Wings jump all over Kings, win 5-2 "The Wings jumped out to a 4-0 first-period lead on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-2." Helene St. James: Points few for ‘smart’ Nestrasil, but Babcock likes rookie’s defens... Read More

The view from Detroit

DETROIT FREE PRESS Helene St. James: Lucky breaks gives Red Wings important victory Niklas Kronwall admitted flat-out his goal shouldn't have counted. The Detroit Red Wings, though, delightedly counted two more points to their record after topping the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, in a shootout... Read More

The view from Detroit

DETROIT FREE PRESS Helene St. James: With goal, assist, Red Wings' Tomas Tatar dedicates game to deceased dad "Tomas Tatar had an emotional night, Jimmy Howard an encouraging one. Tatar scored the game-winning goal as the Detroit Red Wings bested the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, Saturday at Stap... 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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