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Newsday Antti Raanta earns fourth shutout as Rangers beat Kings "Raanta came into the game 2-0-1 against the Kings, with a 1.97 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. He had allowed one goal or fewer in two of his three appearances against them. Quick had allowed two or fewer goals in... Read More

The view from Buffalo

The Buffalo News Quick Hits: Kings 2, Sabres 0 "The Sabres were shut out for the fourth straight time here Thursday night, suffering a 2-0 loss that was their second straight on their Western road trip. Oddly enough, all four of the losses have been by that 2-0 score. Buffalo's last goal here ... 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

The view from New York

MSG Network Butch Goring Video Analysis: Halak solid, despite loss to Kings Newsday Islanders give up messy late goals in loss to Kings "There are fewer and fewer answers inside the Isles locker room anymore and more glassy-eyed looks after games like Wednesday’s, where the team pla... Read More

The view from New York

NEW YORK POST Dan Martin: Islanders’ struggles at home continue with loss to Kings "Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the Kings didn’t improve the mood on Long Island. It was the Isles’ sixth loss in their past seven games and they are now 0-5-1 in their past six at the Coliseum. 'You don’t m... Read More

The view from New York

NEW YORK TIMES Pat Pickens: Kings Awake From Slumber Against Rangers "But after that sluggish start — indicative of a team that had played the night before — it was all Kings. Los Angeles swarmed Talbot, peppering 17 first-period shots on goal." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Pat Leonard: Cam Talbo... Read More

The View from New York

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Pat Leonard: NY Rangers storm back, hold on for 4-3 win over L.A. Kings in Stanley Cup Final rematch "Speed from forwards Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin helped establish a fierce forecheck to overwhelm L.A. in the second period." Pat Leonard: Henrik Lundqvist at Staple... Read More

The View from New York

NEWSDAY Arthur Staple: Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen score in shootout as Islanders beat Kings, 2-1 "Despite going to OT the night before, the Islanders looked fresher in Thursday night's OT. Their defensemen were active and Lubomir Visnovsky nearly ended it in the opening minute but was denied b... Read More

The View from New York

THE NEW YORK TIMES Jeff Z. Klein: Lundqvist’s 40 Saves Give Rangers a Shot The victory also set an N.H.L. record. The Rangers have won eight straight home games when facing playoff elimination, breaking the mark they shared with the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens. Allan Kreda:... Read More
Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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