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The view from Calgary

Calgary Sun Extras get the job done for Flames in win against Kings "Goaltending call-up Jon Gillies earned the win in his big-league debut and a couple of usual scratches — defenceman Dennis Wideman and forward Freddie Hamilton — scored key goals as the Calgary Flames continued to tune up for... Read More

The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Journal Oilers fall 6-4 to playoff-missing Kings "The 6-4 defeat was just their second loss in the last 11 games, but it hurt badly as Edmonton lost valuable ground in its bid for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The fact they blew a 2-0 lead didn’t ease the m... Read More

The view from Arizona

AZ Central Arizona Coyotes' win spoils Los Angeles Kings' playoff hopes "Not only did Duclair shrug off his slump, but his goal also emerged as the game-winner in a 2-1 win over the Kings on Sunday that held other significance – most chiefly the Coyotes snuffing out the Kings’ playoff chances ... Read More

The view from Calgary

Calgary Sun Flames fail to clinch playoff spot against Kings "They let emotion get the best of them in a rough and tumble game that felt like playoffs. Instead, it left fans to wonder what is going to happen in the coming days as Calgary (43-30-4) sets out on its toughest part of the 2016-17 r... Read More

The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Journal It's official, Oilers punch playoff ticket for first time since 2006 "The game had a playoff-type vibe with 62 hits and 35 blocked shots, not that McDavid could get his head around that part of it. 'People keep asking me if it felt like a playoff game. I can’t say what that’s ... Read More

The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Oilers blank L.A. Kings 2-0 with playoffs on horizon "It was a huge late-season game against a tough old nemesis fighting for its life and the Oilers were never in trouble as Maroon and Milan Lucic provided the scoring and Cam Talbot posted his second shutout in as ma... Read More

The view from Calgary

Calgary Herald 'A great spot': Flames victory over Kings giant step toward playoffs "With just three weeks remaining in the regular-season slate, nobody has been piling up points at a more impressive clip. Thanks to a sparkling 13-1-1 record in the past month and change, the Flames (41-27-4) h... 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 Arizona

AZ Central Arizona Coyotes win 11-round shootout over Los Angeles Kings "Arizona had a chance to pull even and eventually move ahead because of a strong showing by backup Louis Domingue, who finished with 44 saves for his third straight start in which he's been solid. He and Bishop, who had 30... Read More

The view from St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch 'It's huge': Blues earn pivotal win over Kings "The win featured what have been two of the recent hallmarks of the team's success: Excellent play in goal and the team scoring first. The Blues have allowed just eight goals in the win streak and along with the shutout win... Read More

The view from Washington

The Washington Post Capitals’ losing streak reaches three after 4-2 loss to Kings "Though the Capitals arguably played well in a losing effort against the Kings, they are 5-5-1 in the 11 games since their mid-February five-day bye week. Moreover, Pittsburgh’s 3-0 win over Vancouver earlier in ... Read More

The view from Nashville

The Tennessean Predators' skid complicating playoff path "Scoring the first goal also hasn't helped, with Nashville, which has a 19-3-7 record when doing so, striking first against Montreal on March 2, Anaheim on Tuesday and Los Angeles on Thursday. The Predators trailed for a combined nine s... Read More

The view from Calgary

Calgary Sun Calgary Flames get past L.A. Kings 2-1 in overtime "They vowed they’d return home after a five-game road trip and play a road-style game. They promised it would be a post-season performance. The Flames talked about the proverbial four-points up for grabs. This one lived up to the b... 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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