Vancouver Canucks

The view from Vancouver

VANCOUVER COURIER / PASS IT TO BULIS Will Graham: I Watched This Game: Canucks 4, Kings 3 "Anze Kopitar finally put Los Angeles on the board near the end of the second period on a power play with several Kings standing in front of the net. It's hard to blame Miller for this or any other goal. Th... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: March 5

There were cautionary overtones early in Los Angeles’ 4-3 loss to Vancouver on Saturday, a game in which the Kings showed signs early of not being appropriately engaged. Against light pressure, Los Angeles struggled with their breakouts for a good 90-second stretch early in the first period, a puzzl... Read More

March 4 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 107-102-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a home mark of 64-41-18. At 1-2-0 against the Canucks this season – Vancouver is 2-0-1 against Los Angeles – the Kings will lose the season series for the first time since 2012-13, when they went 1-2-0.... Read More

Game 65: Vancouver at Los Angeles

Vancouver Canucks 4, Los Angeles Kings 3 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 44; VAN – 21 PP: LAK – 2/7; VAN – 0/2 First Period 1) VAN - Sven Baertschi (14) (Loui Eriksson, Bo Horvat), 11:37 2) VAN - Henrik Sedin (13) (Bo Horvat, Christopher Tanev), 18:28... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 29

The Kings lost a game to a team that has little foothold in the standings on Wednesday night. This, on a macro scale, is because the Kings are a middle of the pack team. After the loss, they rank 17th overall in the NHL in points (with games in hand on the six teams directly above them) and are one ... Read More

The view from Vancouver

Vancouver Sun Iain MacIntyre: Canucks tough enough in win against brawny Kings "Three early L.A. penalties helped fuel momentum for Vancouver, which made it 2-0 23 seconds into the second period when Henrik Sedin deflected in Troy Stecher’s tumbling point shot. The best Canuck after that was g... Read More

December 28 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 107-101-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a road mark of 41-61-18. L.A. is 1-1-0 in the season series with two games remaining: March 4 at Staples Center and March 31 at Rogers Arena. -The Kings fell to 9-8-2 against the Western Conference,... 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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