San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

Waking up with the Kings: December 1

Regardless of the direction of play for most of the game, or the Kings’ push during key stretches, or a very strong second period, the downfall of Los Angeles’ 4-1 loss to San Jose on Wednesday was the result of the sloppy beginning and end to a first period in which the visitors ruthlessly turned t... Read More
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
San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

November 30 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 62-62-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a home mark of 38-26-7. Including playoffs, the Kings have lost six straight home games to the Sharks since a 4-1 win at Staples Center on April 11, 2015. These teams will meet again in Los Angeles on Dece... Read More
San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

November 30 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
San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

November 30 postgame quotes: San Jose

Peter DeBoer, on whether there was a lot of mixing of the lines against the Kings:
 You know what, I think we tried to keep it pretty consistent. We had some situations; Tierney had to leave in the first for a little bit so that made us juggle our lines a little bit. But other then that, in the thi... Read More
San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Five

Game 23: Los Angeles vs San Jose

San Jose Sharks 4, Los Angeles Kings 1 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 27; SJS – 24 PP: LAK – 1/2; SJS – 0/1 First Period 1) SJS - Kevin Labanc (2) (Logan Couture, Joel Ward), 3:32 2) SJS - Logan Couture (8) (Joonas Donskoi, Joel Ward), 19:05 3) SJS ... Read More
img_2207

November 30 morning skate notes

Good afternoon from El Segundo, Insiders. The Kings face the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center tonight (7:30 p.m. / NBCSN / KABC 790 / I Heart Radio) and aligned at their morning skate thusly: King-Kopitar-Lewis Pearson-Carter-Toffoli Brown-Dowd-Setoguchi Gaborik-Shore-Nolan Clifford-Andreoff... Read More
Nick Lust / NHLI

Waking up with the Kings: October 13

Time to buckle up, Kings fans. There are no immediate answers at this point – only concern, on the part of fans and management – as one third of the Holy Trinity suffered what could be a serious injury, perhaps throwing off the trajectory of the club’s 50th anniversary celebration 19 and a half minu... 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.

VIEW ALEC MARTINEZ POSTS
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.

VIEW ANZE KOPITAR POSTS
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.

VIEW DREW DOUGHTY POSTS
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.
VIEW TYLER TOFFOLI POSTS

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.

VIEW JEFF CARTER POSTS
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.

VIEW JONATHAN QUICK POSTS