Game 39: Kings 4, Canucks 1 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

Will the Kings send out 2011 with a victory or a loss against the Vancouver Canucks? All the action will be on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Luongo.
Kings 4, Canucks 1: The Kings had been 2-for-44 on the power play, but they scored a huge power-play goal 9:33 into the third period. Slava Voynov found a little open ice and fired a wrist shot from the high slot. Justin Williams, in front of him, deflected the shot past Luongo. Jarret Stoll also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Canucks 33-28 for the game.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Luongo.
Kings 2, Canucks 1: The Kings took the lead 8:20 into the second period. After a lengthy scramble around the Canucks’ net, during which nobody seemed quite sure where the puck was, Andrei Loktionov controlled it in the corner and fed a pass to Matt Greene at the right point. Greene fired a one-time that beat Luongo.
Kings 3, Canucks 1: Just nine seconds after the Kings killed off Mike Richards’ double-minor high-sticking penalty, they scored to take a two-goal lead. Jack Johnson passed to Justin Williams, who then did nicely in a tight space to find Anze Kopitar in the Canucks’ zone. Kopitar went 1-on-1 with Luongo in tight quarters and lifted a backhand shot over his pad with 6:52 remaining in the period.
End of period: The Canucks outshot the Kings 14-12 in the period, and threatened in the final two minutes, but the Kings held their two-goal lead at the end of a strong period.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Canucks’ Roberto Luongo.
Canucks 1, Kings 0: The Kings came out with a new-look first line — Anze Kopitar centering Mike Richards and Dustin Brown — and on the game’s second shift, Jarret Stoll missed the net after a 1-on-1 look against Luongo. The Canucks didn’t miss their first scoring chance. Daniel Sedin, in the middle of the Kings’ zone, left a blind, backhand pass for Kevin Bieksa, who one-timed a shot past Quick just inside the near post at the 3:06 mark. Henrik Sedin also got an assist.
Kings 1, Canucks 1: The Kings tied the game at the 9:13 mark. Willie Mitchell passed right to Slava Voynov, who took the puck toward the net then took a tight-angle shot. Luongo made the save but couldn’t control the rebound. Brad Richardson jumped on the rebound and shot into Luongo’s pad, then got his own rebound and scored. Andrei Loktionov also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Canucks 15-7 in the first period and, after they allowed the early goal, tied the game and had a handful of strong scoring chances over the final 10 minutes. Mike Richards had a 1-on-1 chance in front, with just over three minutes left, and hit the post.

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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.