Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Oilers v Los Angeles Kings

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Edmonton Sun Oilers can't stop depleted L.A. team from dominating "Alas, they couldn’t beat backup Peter Budaj in the L.A. net and didn’t have any answer for the rest of the Kings, especially L.A.’s No. 2 centre Jeff Carter, as they fell 4-2 and have now been outscored 42-15 since Nikolai Khab... Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The view from Edmonton

EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Oilers out of it early against mighty Kings "With the Kings rolling in and around the Oilers (15 goals against in three games), LA’s That 70’s Line of Jeff Carter, Toffoli and Pearson (two), all scored and were virtually unstoppable as they ran their record to 9-... Read More
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EDMONTON JOURNAL Jim Matheson: Lacklustre Oilers come up empty against Kings Over the last 20 games against the Kings, the Oilers have won one in regulation. This season, they were out-shot by exactly 100 shots (186-86) by the Kings, reinforcing coach Dallas Eakins’ statement Thursday morning ... Read More
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EDMONTON JOURNAL Joanne Ireland: High-flying Kings pour it on against Oilers The Kings outshot the Oilers 50-27, the 12th time this season Edmonton has surrendered 40 or more shots. It was also the 12th straight game the Oilers have been unable to generate more shots than their opponent, bu... 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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