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The view from Colorado

The Denver Post Peter Budaj returns to lead Kings past Avalanche, remember former teammate Marek Svatos "Against the Avalanche Tuesday, Budaj allowed only Mikko Rantanen‘s goal at 32 seconds of the second period... But from there, the Kings got goals from Tyler Toffoli and Trevor Lewis later i... Read More

The view from Anaheim

Los Angeles Times John Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings, 1-0 "The goal occurred after Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb couldn’t corral the puck at the end boards. Getzlaf grabbed it and made a saucer pass to a pinching Manson, who shot into an open right side of the net for his second goal this sea... Read More

The view from Florida

The Miami Herald Watch out, NHL: The red-hot Florida Panthers won (again!) and now hold a playoff spot "Florida made it 2-0 when Jussi Jokinen scored his fourth goal in the past five games off a Reilly Smith pass yet it seemed like that only woke up the Kings -- who handed Florida its only los... Read More

The view from Florida

The Miami Herald Florida Panthers need short memories after blowout loss to Los Angeles Kings "Interim coach Tom Rowe said he spoke to his team and basically said they need to forget it and move along with their season. As for the game film? 'It’s already being burned,' Rowe said." Los Ange... Read More

The view from Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Times Bishop, Lightning rout Kings for second straight win "It remains to be seen whether the Lightning's first back-to-back victories since Dec. 20-22 is a sign of a team finally ready to go on its elusive run. But considering Tampa Bay is still fighting for its playoff life, it's v... Read More

The view from Washington

The Washington Post Philipp Grubauer has 38 saves as Capitals cruise to 5-0 victory over Kings "Grubauer was the Capitals’ most impressive player. While Washington capitalized on its chances, the Kings had more of them. His 38 saves are the most he has made in a game this season, and the win i... Read More

The view from Philadelphia

The Inquirer Neuvirth spectacular in net as Flyers fall to Kings in OT "Neuvirth was so strong that he overshadowed winning goalie Peter Budaj, who recorded his NHL-best seventh shutout in making just 17 saves for a Kings team that is 27-21-4 after winning its fifth consecutive game and second... Read More

The view from Colorado

The Denver Post Avalanche loses to Kings, falls to 4-24-2 over last 30 games "With just 13 wins and 28 points through 48 games, the Avalanche is on pace to finish with one of the NHL’s worst 82-game records over the last six years. The 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres had 21 wins and 52 points and their... Read More

The view from Arizona

AZ Central.com Arizona Coyotes' fourth line shines in loss to Los Angeles Kings "Against the Kings, the trio’s cycle game was strong as they were able to earn quality offensive-zone time by protecting the puck and shielding it away from the Kings. They also were physical with White leveling on... Read More

The view from Carolina

Raleigh News & Observer Canes drop fifth straight with 3-0 loss to Kings "By game’s end, the Canes (21-20-7) looked back at missed chances. Sebastian Aho had some good looks, once firing a shot that glanced off Budaj’s stick, then the crossbar. The Canes also had a pair of power plays in each ... Read More

The view from New Jersey

NHL.com Kings pounce on Devils early to end losing streak "Schneider returned to the lineup after serving as backup for two straight games because of an illness. 'It wasn't so much about Cory as it was the team,' Devils coach John Hynes said. 'We gave up three quick goals and has played well ... Read More

The view from New York

New York Times Rangers edge the Kings as Henrik Lundqvist makes 36 Saves "Lundqvist has given up just four goals on 84 shots during the winning streak — including a 1-0 shutout at Detroit on Sunday — after allowing 20 goals on 113 shots during the previous four games." Newsday Henrik Lun... 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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