New York Islanders

New York Islanders v Los Angeles Kings

Waking up with the Kings: November 24

Virtually all beat writers keep a journal or a word document or some sort of scratchpad to collect thoughts and assorted notes that might be used in that night’s game story or saved for some project down the road. Through a good 45 minutes of game action Wednesday night, the #21/10H / LAK vs NYI / 1... Read More
New York Islanders v Los Angeles Kings

November 23 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 47-43-14 all-time against New York, a record that includes a home mark of 27-17-8. The Kings improved to 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games in the series and have points in seven straight home games against the Islanders (6-0-1) since a 3-2 regulation setback on... Read More
New York Islanders v Los Angeles Kings

November 23 postgame quotes: New York

Jack Capuano, on the Kings scoring late in the third period: Yeah we’ve got to find a way at the end to kill a penalty. I knew that we were going to have to, we had a couple and we didn’t do anything with those, and they were going to get one or two eventually but it’s frustrating because it’s prob... Read More
New York Islanders v Los Angeles Kings

November 23 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 11/3 Kings 12, Penguins 10 11/5 Kings 15, Flames 10 11/8 Kings 14, Maple Leafs 5 11/10 Kings 15, Canadiens 15 11/11 Kings 17, Jets 17 11/13 Kings 13, Senators 16 11/15 Kings 14, Avalanche 13 11/17 Kings 17, Oilers 10 11/19 Kings 11, Devils 10 11/20 ... Read More

November 22 practice notes

Good afternoon from Gundo, Insiders. Apologies for a long delay between posts, but sometimes Insiders need some extra time to recover from a (particularly nasty) cold. Notes! -The Kings practiced for nearly a full hour after a Monday off, and the forwards were aligned via color coding: Blue: P... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 12

It was not a blueprint for victory: The Kings dug themselves a 3-0 first period hole and lost the goaltending and special teams battles in a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders Thursday night at Barclays Center. As much as their offense and power play has been electric as of late, a 3-2 league has ev... Read More
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February 11 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 46-43-14 all-time against New York, a record that includes a road mark of 20-26-6. The Kings fell to 7-2-2 in their last 11 games against the Islanders while dropping their first regular season New York-area game since the 2011-12 season. Prior to tonight’ the Kin... 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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