May 2012 - LA Kings Insider
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A good morning in Slovenia

No doubt, there were some happy people with bleary eyes this morning in Jesenice, the town in northwest Slovenia with a population of approximately 20,000. That’s the hometown of Anze Kopitar, who scored the overtime goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Kopitar is one of Slovenia’s sporting her... Read More
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Thursday (non-)practice update

Both teams' regulars stayed off the ice today, but the Kings and New Jersey Devils both came to Prudential Center for meetings and off-ice work. The arena, incidentally, is being used for Radiohead concerts for the next two nights, so the ice should be just great again on Saturday night. Players and... Read More
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Postgame notes (May 30)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings opened another playoff series with a road victory, as they beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night at Prudential Center. -- The Kings won Game 1 on the road in all four of their series i... Read More
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The view from Newark

Here’s the statistic that will keep the New Jersey Devils from getting too down on themselves this morning, and keep the Kings from patting themselves on the back too much. In the second round, the Devils lost Game 1 to the Philadelphia Flyers. They won the next four games by a combined score of 15-... Read More
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The Key Three: May 30

The game arrived exactly as expected. No false advertising. The Kings brought their forecheck game, rolled four lines and got strong goaltending. So did the Devils. With all the bodies flying around, and all the sticks outstretched to deflect pucks, there wasn’t any room on the ice to make plays for... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes (May 30)

Dustin Brown’s postgame thoughts... (on winning on the road...) BROWN: ``We’re comfortable on the road. We execute well, and so far this year, it’s been good defense, really good goaltending and timely goals.’’ (on getting a goal against the run of play in overtime, and what it says about the... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes (May 30)

Jonathan Quick's postgame thoughts... (on matching up against Martin Brodeur, ``step for step''...) QUICK: ``I'm not looking to match him step for step. I'm not trying to score on him. He's not trying to score on me. I'll leave that to the forwards and D. I'm trying to make saves and help my tea... Read More
Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

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

Bio

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

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

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

Bio

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