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San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

The view from San Jose

The Mercury News Couture's three-point night leads Sharks past Kings 4-1 "Jones, making a start on back-to-back nights for the first time this season, had 26 saves to improve to 6-0 against his former team in games in Los Angeles as a member of the Sharks. Overall, including the playoffs, the ... Read More
Los Angeles Kings v  Anaheim Ducks

The view from Anaheim

OC Register Two goals by Jeff Carter help Kings hang on to edge Ducks, 3-2 "For 40 minutes, it seemed as if the Kings were bent on turning this latest collision between the Southland rivals into a total role reversal of the Ducks’ 4-0 victory to kick off November. The decisiveness of the beati... Read More
New Jersey Devils v Los Angeles Kings

The View from New Jersey

NJ.com Devils' Cory Schneider: Need to be 'one save better' "While Schneider and coach John Hynes weren't displeased with his performance, the goalie knows that stopping even just one more shot makes a huge difference, with both games coming down to one goal late." Kyle Palmieri, Adam Henri... Read More
Edmonton Oilers v Los Angeles Kings

The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Sun Oilers can't stop depleted L.A. team from dominating "Alas, they couldn’t beat backup Peter Budaj in the L.A. net and didn’t have any answer for the rest of the Kings, especially L.A.’s No. 2 centre Jeff Carter, as they fell 4-2 and have now been outscored 42-15 since Nikolai Khab... Read More
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The view from Anaheim

LA Times Lisa Dillman: Ducks take fight out of Kings "The struggling Kings, who fell apart defensively in the second period, have not scored in three consecutive games, matching a dubious franchise mark, dating to January 1969." Helene Elliott: When Kings’ scoring woes will end is anybody’s guess... Read More

Wednesday morning links: January 13

I don't have an update as of yet on the state of the Anze Kopitar negotiations, though I'm hoping to receive one later today. As I and others have stated repeatedly, it has been expected that the deal would be finalized in January, and with four days absent of any game, it is expected that the curre... 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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