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DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 15: Francois Beauchemin #32 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against Kyle Clifford #13 of the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center on November 15, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Denver Post Semyon Varlamov has 32 saves in Avalanche win over Kings "After suffering their fourth shutout loss of the season against Boston on Sunday, the Avs had a prime chance to open the scoring against the Kings, when they were on the power play for over seven minutes of the first period.... Read More
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The view from Colorado

THE DENVER POST Terry Frei: Avalanche, with Reto Berra in net, falls to Kings in Los Angeles "The Avalanche also failed to take advantage of a 48-second 5-on-3 advantage in the third period, and Kings goalie Jonathan Quick finished with 22 saves. He made a big save on Gabe Landeskog during the... Read More
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The view from Denver

DENVER POST Terry Frei: Avalanche gets only 10 shots on goal in 3-1 loss to Los Angeles "Conventional wisdom said that: a) the Kings, fighting just to make the playoffs and have a chance to win their third NHL title in four years, had a lot to play for; and that, b) the Avalanche was ripe for ... Read More
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The view from Colorado

THE DENVER POST Mike Chambers: Avalanche's playoff hopes fade with home loss to L.A. Kings "But the Avs can't afford off nights, and the Kings' 5-2 victory at the Pepsi Center severely diminished their already-slim chances of making the playoffs." Mike Chambers: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varl... Read More
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The View from Colorado

DENVER POST Mike Chambers: Kings score three times in the second to hand the Avs crucial loss "Colorado was playing well, and judging from its 30-17 shots advantage after two periods, you would think it would still be leading." Mike Chambers: Former DU Pioneer Nick Shore plays first game in... 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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