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The view from Toronto

TSN Kings rally in third to beat Leafs in shootout "Kopitar and Tanner Pearson scored 90 seconds apart to tie it for the Kings, who opened a seven-game homestand with a key win for their playoff hopes. Los Angeles moved one point in front of St. Louis for the final wild card in the Western Con... Read More

March 2 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 65-59-23 all-time against Toronto, a record that includes a home mark of 38-24-10. The Kings swept a season series of at least two games from the Maple Leafs for the first time since 1988-89, when they went 3-0-0. -Los Angeles improved to 13-14-2 against the... Read More

March 2 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

March 2 postgame quotes: Toronto

Mike Babcock, on getting a point in the shootout: Yeah you know I thought we did good. I thought we played good. We made a mistake there on the second goal and the one they shot off his head, obviously, disappointed. We had lots of chances. Quick was good, Andy was good. Haven't had much luck this ... Read More

Game 64: Los Angeles vs Toronto

Los Angeles Kings 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Final (Shootout) Radio Feed Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 35; TOR – 32 PP: LAK – 1/3; TOR – 0/1 First Period 1) TOR - Tyler Bozak (15) (Mitchell Marner, James Van Riemsdyk), 2:04 Second Period 2) TOR - Nikita Zaitsev (3) (Brian... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: November 9

It sometimes becomes vogue on this blog, admittedly, to reference variables in travel and the 82-game schedule that don’t stack up in the team’s favor; losing hours when traveling east for a back-to-back would probably be the chief grievance. But through no decision of the schedule-makers, the Los A... Read More

November 8 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 63-59-23 all-time against Toronto, a record that includes a 27-35-13 mark on the road. These teams will conclude the season series on March 2 at Staples Center. -The Kings improved to 3-1-0 versus the Eastern Conference and 1-0-0 versus the Atlantic Division... 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: 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.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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.