Postgame notes (Oct. 30) - LA Kings Insider

Here are some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings got goals from Justin Wiliams, Michal Handzus and Jarret Stoll and beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday night.

— The Kings, with an 8-3-0 record, awoke this morning with the most (16) in the NHL this season. They also improved to 4-0-0 at home and 3-0-0 against Eastern Conference teams.

— The Kings’ eight wins after 11 games is tied for the second-most in team history. The 1980-81 team had nine wins in its first 11 games.

— The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 35 of their last 38 penalties.

— Jonathan Quick had a season-high 39 saves and improved his record to 7-1-0. Quick now has a .936 save percentage. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in three consecutive starts and in six of eight starts this season.

— Jarret Stoll had one goal and two assists and has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last nine games.

— Justin Williams had one goal and one assist and has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last nine games. Williams has a five-game point streak.

— Jack Johnson recorded an assist and has seven assists in his last five games.

— The Kings improved to 5-0-0 when scoring the first goal, 4-0-0 when leading after two periods and 5-1-0 when they are outshot by opponents.

— Willie Mitchell played a team-high 23 minutes, 5 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 20:55.

— Anze Kopitar and Jarret Stoll tied for the team high with four shots on goal. Alexei Ponikarovsky was credited with a team-high five hits and Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— The Kings won 23 of 56 faceoffs (41 percent).

— Ilya Kovalchuk did not record a point in 20 minutes, 18 seconds, and had two shots on goal.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.