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Waking up with the Kings: October 30

The Kings-Blues rivalry is an interesting one, and we’ve been through enough games between the teams to know that a scoreless tie through two periods is generally good news for Los Angeles. (Including playoffs, the teams have played four 1-0 games since March 22, 2012, and last night’s was the first... Read More
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McNabb injured, will be reevaluated Sunday

On his 18th shift of the game, defenseman Brayden McNabb became tangled up with 6-foot-6 Blues defenseman Colton Parayko after McNabb's confident move to bring the puck deep into the attacking zone. The two collided, and McNabb winced in pain after falling towards the boards in the left corner. -c... Read More
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Game 8: Los Angeles at St. Louis

St. Louis Blues 1, Los Angeles Kings 0 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 27; STL – 25 PP: LAK – 0/5; STL – 0/4 First Period No scoring Second Period No scoring Third Period 1) STL - Jaden Schwartz (1) (Jori Lehtera, Vladimir Tarasenko), 3:43 Los Angeles Kings (4-... Read More

October 29 morning skate notes

Good afternoon from downtown St. Louis. The essentials: -No changes are expected to the Kings' lineup. Via rushes, here's what to expect: King-Kopitar-Toffoli Pearson-Carter-Setoguchi Andreoff-Dowd-Brown Clifford-Shore-Lewis Extras: Purcell, Nolan McNabb-Doughty Muzzin-Martinez Forbort-Gilbert Ex... Read More
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Audio: Quick hits with Alex Steen

Alternate captain Alex Steen, who wears an "A" while the Blues play at home this season, has been a central figure in the Los Angeles - St. Louis rivalry this decade. One of the most detail-oriented two-way forwards in the league, Steen has provided a consistent source of scoring for a team that, li... Read More

Good morning, St. Louis

Good morning, Insiders, good morning, St. Louis, and good morning, first back-to-back of the season. Well, here we are, on October 29 and 30, experiencing our only trips to St. Louis and Chicago. That doesn't feel right - especially visiting Chicago for the only time on the second night of a back-t... Read More
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Waking up with the Kings: February 19

It’s interesting. Generally when there is an evaporation of a wide divisional lead – not that Darryl Sutter shows signs of outright concern, as he’s continually stated that the team’s goal is to “make the playoffs,” not “win the division” – it’s because the team on top plays poorly while the teams b... Read More
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February 18 postgame notes

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 74-96-26 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a road mark of 27-60-12. The Kings finished the season series with a record of 1-0-2 against the Blues, marking the first time since 2010-11 that St. Louis won the season series. The Blues won fo... 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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