Game 11: Avalanche 3, Kings 2 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

The first month of the season concludes with tonight’s game. Follow the action on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the pertinent game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick against Varlamov.
Avalanche 3, Kings 2: Colorado took a 3-2 lead 1:52 into the third period. Matt Duchene took a pass from David Jones and brought the puck up the left side. Duchene pulled up at the left circle and Drew Doughty went down to try to block the shot, but Duchene’s high shot beat Quick to the far post.
End of game: The Kings outshot the Avalanche 31-16, but failed to record three regulation goals for the ninth time in 11 games this season. The Kings were handed their first regulation road loss and finished this road trip with a 1-1-1 record.

In goal: It’s still Quick against Varlamov.
Avalanche 2, Kings 1: A power-play goal gave the Avalanche the lead 9:04 into the second period. Quick went behind his net to play a dump-in, but the puck caromed hard off the end boards and right to the front of the net. Milan Hejduk picked it up, turned and scored before Quick could get back in position as Colorado took a 2-1 lead. David Jones and Kyle Quincey got assists.
Kings 2, Avalanche 2: The special-teams goals continued, as the Kings tied the game with a 5-on-3 goal with 1:16 remaining in the second period. Drew Doughty’s shot was saved, and Dustin Brown poked at the rebound before Anze Kopitar knocked it in from the left side to tie the game 2-2.
End of period: Shots were 14-4 in favor of the Kings in the second period, and the Kings have a 25-9 edge in shots for the game. The Kings are 2-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov.
Avalanche 1, Kings 0: Colorado failed to score on two early power plays, but scored a shorthanded goal 6:55 into the game. Chuck Kobasew carried the puck deep and got around Drew Doughty, headed toward the back of the net. Quick appeared to be going for a poke check, but couldn’t get back in position before Kobasew scored on a wraparound. Gabriel Landeskog and Shane O’Brien got assists.
Kings 1, Avalanche 1: The lead lasted only 27 seconds, though, as the Kings scored a power-play goal. Jarret Stoll’s wrist shot from the high slot got deflected on the way to the net and Scott Parse, to the left of the net, whacked at the puck and scored from close range to make it a 1-1 game 7:22 into the first period.
End of period: After the early special-teams flurry, neither team had a power play. Shots were 11-5 in favor of the Kings in the period.

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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.