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Waking up with the Kings: March 16

The LA Kings held a narrow lead for most of Thursday’s game, and when a plucky and committed Detroit team equalized early in the third and was buzzing for a go-ahead goal, used their top players to create a little bit of puck luck and claim a three-goal win in a low-event game that was tightly check... Read More

March 15 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 86-82-32-all-time against Detroit, a record that includes a home mark of 50-35-15. The Kings swept the season series with Detroit for the first time since 1988-89 and only the third time in franchise history. It was the first time Los Angeles won a season serie... Read More

March 15 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 10/11 Kings 18, Flames 10 10/14 Kings 15, Sabres 13 10/15 Kings 12, Islanders 16 10/18 Kings 17, Canadiens 11 10/21 Kings 19, Blue Jackets 18 10/23 Kings 15, Maple Leafs 24 10/24 Kings 20, Senators 24 10/26 Kings 14, Canadiens 22 10/28 Kings 16, Bru... Read More

Game 71: Los Angeles vs Detroit

Los Angeles Kings 4, Detroit Red Wings 1 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Box Score Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 22; DET – 21 PP: LAK – 1/4; DET – 1/2 First Period 1) LAK - Paul LaDue (3) (Alex Iafallo, Anze Kopitar), 8:55 Second Period No scoring Third Period 2) DET PPG - Gustav Ny... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 29

There wasn’t really much to find fault with during the Kings’ first period of their four-game road trip. There was, of course, a coverage miscue that forced a center, Anze Kopitar, to defend a two-on-one, but in terms of chances, driving play, checking and goaltending, it was a par-for-the-course, d... Read More

November 28 postgame notes

-With the win, the Kings improved to 85-82-32 all-time against the Red Wings, a record that includes a 36-47-17 road mark. The last time Los Angeles won consecutive games in Detroit was when they won three consecutive games at Joe Louis Arena on January 23, 2010, December 13, 2010 and March 9, 2011.... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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