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The view from St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Time for a shake-up? Flustered Blues blitzed by Kings "There are concerns across the board, but none more alarming than in net, where starting goaltender Jake Allen was pulled for the third time in his last five starts after giving up three goals on just 15 shots. Backu... Read More

The view from Minnesota

Star Tribune Wild picks up a point but loses 4-3 to Kings in overtime "And, frankly, as good as the Wild has been the past six weeks, Boudreau knows his team must return to defending and checking better immediately. The Wild might be 4-1-1 in its past six games, but it has allowed 22 goals in ... Read More

The view from Detroit

Detroit Free Press Detroit Red Wings play best game in weeks, trump Kings, 4-0 "After registering just two shots on goal in the second period, the Wings looked like a team trying to build on a 3-0 lead as the third period got underway. Jensen made a play at the blue line and Tomas Tatar won a ... Read More

The view from San Jose

Mercury News Sharks stung in overtime by Pearson, Kings "The Sharks, who lost to Los Angeles 3-2 on Saturday, now have a two-point lead in the division after the overtime loss, and are six points up on the fourth place Kings. The top six spots in the division are separated by nine points." ... Read More

The view from San Jose

CSN Bay Area Instant Replay: Sharks come up short, end 2016 with loss in LA "Playing in the second of a back-to-back, the Sharks looked generally sleepy for the first two periods. The Kings, meanwhile, were playing at home for the first time in three weeks, and attacked early." The Mercury ... Read More

The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Oilers defeat L.A. Kings 3-1 "They had 2-21-3 record against the Kings since 2010-11, before this win. They got saves from Talbot, Eberle’s first multi-point game since Dec. 3, they rolled four lines, won the face-off battle 34-23, the special teams (1-2 on the power... Read More

The view from Vancouver

Vancouver Sun Iain MacIntyre: Canucks tough enough in win against brawny Kings "Three early L.A. penalties helped fuel momentum for Vancouver, which made it 2-0 23 seconds into the second period when Henrik Sedin deflected in Troy Stecher’s tumbling point shot. The best Canuck after that was g... Read More

The view from Nashville

The Tennessean Predators blanked by Kings in last game before Christmas "In recent one-goal games against New York and Philadelphia, the Predators were the better team in the latter stages of those games, but were unable to do that again Thursday." SB Nation - On the Forecheck Nashville ... Read More

The view from Columbus

The Columbus Dispatch Blue Jackets 3, Kings 2 | Winning streak hits 10 with shootout victory "The Blue Jackets needed a brilliant 44-save performance from backup goalie Curtis McElhinney, a gritty two-goal effort from Cam Atkinson and a clutch penalty kill in the final two minutes of the third... 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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