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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Penguins' win streak ends with OT loss to Kings "The NHL's hottest offense finally found a humbling moment this month, as the Penguins failed to beat Los Angeles goaltender Peter Budaj and witnessed the end of their win streak, which included 39 goals scored." Pitt... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 17

Moving to 2-1 on a season-long nine consecutive games away from Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings did not benefit from as tight of checking as the score would indicate, but rather outstanding penalty killing and for the first time this season had their bacon saved by a goaltender who stole them ... Read More

December 16 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 75-59-22 all-time against Pittsburgh, a record that includes a road mark of 28-41-11. The Kings swept the season series with the Penguins for the second consecutive year, winning both games in overtime. -Los Angeles improved to 8-5-1 against the Eastern Con... Read More

December 16 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

Game 30: Los Angeles at Pittsburgh

Los Angeles Kings 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 28; PIT – 39 PP: LAK – 0/1; PIT – 0/4 First Period No scoring Second Period No scoring Third Period No scoring Overtime 1) Tyler Toffoli (8) (Alec Martinez, Tanner P... Read More

Good morning, Pittsburgh

Good morning, Insiders. Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit? Heard about Pittsburgh, P.A.? Let's just get it out there: PPG Paints Arena is kind of a silly name. As far as corporate branding goes, it's not among the more fluid tie-ins. STAPLES Center might've raised a few eyebrows when it wa... 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: 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.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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.