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Gordie Howe, 1928-2016

The Kings were in Detroit early in the 2014-15 season shortly after an 86-year-old Gordie Howe suffered a serious stroke at his home in Texas. Fans attending that game received "Get Well Gordie" placards when arriving to their seat, and during a first period stoppage, waved them and chanted his name... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: January 12

The Los Angeles Kings were 4-2 winners over a previously streaking Detroit Red Wings in a game that was more emotional than your typical cross-conference Monday night affair. They got on the scoreboard early when Anze Kopitar fed Tyler Toffoli for a two-on-none tap in after Mike Green dove in an att... Read More
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January 11 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 83-81-32 all-time against Detroit, a record that includes a home mark of 49-34-15. The Kings finished the season series 1-1 against the Red Wings for the second consecutive year. They have won the season series only once (2010-11; 3-1-0) since 1997-98 (2-1-1; W... Read More
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Game 42: Los Angeles vs Detroit

Los Angeles Kings 4, Detroit Red Wings 2 Final Radio Feed LA Kings Insider Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 31; DET – 27 PP: LAK – 2/3; DET – 0/2 First Period 1) LAK - Tyler Toffoli (20) (Anze Kopitar, Milan Lucic), 2:59 2) DET - Tomas Tatar (14) (Darren Helm, Pavel Datsyuk), ... Read More
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January 11 morning skate notes

Good morning from El Segundo, Insiders. It's a Monday, so let's get down to the nitty gritty. -There may be lineup changes in store for the Kings. Michael Mersch, Andy Andreoff and Jamie McBain remained on the ice for extra work with Jhonas Enroth, the assistant coaches and several members of the... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: November 21

If the Kings continue their road trip with performances as strong as their Friday night effort at the Joe, they’ll probably win at least two of their remaining three games. While Darryl Sutter has memorably said that “It’s not always whether you win or lose, it’s whether you’re winning or losing,” –... 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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