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Waking up with the Kings: February 6

Carrying their momentum over from the third period the night before, the LA Kings crafted a very good first period that afforded them a firm handle on a game they won running away with four goals in the third. Structurally, this first period was among the more airtight periods under Willie Desjardin... Read More

Good morning, Newark

Good morning, Newark, and good morning, Insiders. After a pair of brilliant days in New York, the LA Kings' unseasonably warm Grammy Trip continues in Newark. Or, Newark-adjacent, if such a designation exists. You could tee off from the roof of this hotel and hit an entrance to the New Jersey Tur... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 7

There wasn’t going to be any profound understanding gained from a meeting between the 27th and 31st place teams in the NHL, but those who attended Thursday’s game probably entered Staples Center thinking there would be at the least decent chance for victory against a team that entered the night with... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: March 18

Perhaps the most archetypal note about Saturday’s slog is that the LA Kings’ first period was far and away their best period, and they were down 2-0 after the first 20 minutes after yielding a shorthanded goal and having gone 0-for-4 on the man advantage. There’s an enormous difference between effor... Read More

March 17 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 55-33-15 all-time against the New Jersey franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 31-12-8. The Kings gained zero points from a multi-game season series with the Devils, Rockies or Scouts for the first time since 1996-97 and the third time in franchise hist... Read More

March 17 postgame quotes: John Stevens

On the “missing piece” from the loss: We didn’t execute, quite honestly. We got off to a good start. I thought the guys played hard tonight, just didn’t manage the puck. I thought we drew penalties because we did a really good job of getting pucks in and being hard on pucks. We had good movement in... 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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