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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 St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Time for a shake-up? Flustered Blues blitzed by Kings "There are concerns across the board, but none more alarming than in net, where starting goaltender Jake Allen was pulled for the third time in his last five starts after giving up three goals on just 15 shots. Backu... Read More

The View from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Jeremy P. Rutherford: Blues slip up in Kings rematch "The Blues have handed their last three opponents a combined 18 power plays, five of which have been converted, including LA's game-winner Thursday." Jeremy P. Rutherford: Blues have big shoes to fill with Schwartz... Read More

The View from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Tom Timmermann: Tarasenko stars as Blues storm back "Vladimir Tarasenko, not surprisingly, had his fingerprints all over this one as he recorded his second hat trick of the season." Tom Timmermann: Bluenotes: Gunnarsson cleared to play; Oshie misses game "Winger T... Read More

The evolving Kings-Blues rivalry

It’s always a compelling battle when the Kings and St. Louis Blues share the same ice. This is a series that has been dominated by Los Angeles in recent years - if not overall - since both teams entered the NHL in 1967-68. The Kings are 16-4-0 in the last 20 regular season and playoff games be... 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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