February 17 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-After Jonathan Toews won 13 of his first 14 faceoffs, the Kings won all five faceoffs against the Blackhawks’ captain in the third period.

-Kyle Clifford took one shot on goal Sunday. Through 170 career games has registered 170 shots. In 13 games this season, he has registered 13 shots.

-The Kings won 26 of 54 faceoffs Sunday, losing the faceoff battle for the seventh time in eight games. They have recorded a 46.8% success rate at the faceoff dot over that span.

-Among the team’s regular centers, Mike Richards (45.3%) and Colin Fraser (36.8%; DNP Sunday) have seen the least success on faceoffs. Jeff Carter (53.5%), Jarret Stoll (52.7%) and Anze Kopitar (52.6) are all above 50 on faceoffs%.

-The Kings blocked 14 shots on Sunday, their second highest total of the season. Davis Drewiske blocked three shots. The Blackhawks blocked 24 shots, including a combined 10 blocks by the defensive pairing of Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.

-Sunday’s loss was Los Angeles’ first at the United Center since December 19, 2010.

-Jonathan Quick has stopped 168 of the last 180 Blackhawks shots he has faced (.933 Sv%), dating back to the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

-The 37 shots allowed by Los Angeles marked only the second time in the last nine games that the Kings allowed more than 25 shots. It was the second highest shot total allowed this season, surpassed only by the 39 shots by Edmonton on January 24.

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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.