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SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Sharks hold off Kings 4-2 "Having lost five of the previous six games on home ice, San Jose skated away with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over their biggest Pacific Division rivals, the Los Angeles Kings." David Pollak: Sharks send Hertl, Goodrow, DeMelo to ... Read More

The View from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Sharks give up two power-play goals, lose to Kings "The Sharks were short-handed four times -- more than in any of the previous 10 games that saw them go 8-1-1. Not an exorbitant amount, McLellan noted, but enough to lead to a disappointing night." SAN FR... Read More

The View from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Sharks blank Kings 4-0 in opener "The Sharks started off the 2014-15 NHL season Wednesday night with a convincing 4-0 victory over the same Los Angeles Kings who bounced them out of the playoffs and set off a summer of franchise self-analysis." CSNBAYAREA... Read More

October 1: Wednesday morning links

Good morning from the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We're at 6,200 feet above sea level, considerably higher than the Mile High City 70 miles to the north. There's no on-ice practice today - just off-ice workouts - prior to tomorrow's game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Broad... Read More

The view from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Kings beat Sharks 4-1, force Game 7 Now the Sharks face the possibility of becoming only the fourth NHL team to lose a playoff series after taking the first three games. And the fact San Jose won the first two by a combined 13-5 margin only makes that develo... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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