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Detroit Free Press Red Wings coverage

-There are plenty of interesting quotes from the Detroit locker room in Helene St. James’ game story. Both Daniel Cleary and Mike Babcock questioned the officiating, and Babcock offered his explanation of where the breakdown occurred on Anze Kopitar’s game-winner. Henrik Zetterberg said of Pavel Datsyuk’s faceoff violation, in which he allegedly “swiped” the puck behind him – now a delay of game penalty, “I think if you’ve done one thing all of your career in a situation like that, you do it by instinct. It’s tough to get that away.”
Los Angeles 2, Detroit 1: Penalties doom bruised Red Wings in loss to Kings

-St. James also wrote of Brendan Smith weathering contact by Dustin Penner in the same right shoulder that had been sprained and caused him to miss 11 games before his return last night. Said Smith, “I’m not sure why that happened. I don’t know if it was intentional. I think just the fact you’re not ready for it and the puck’s not around or anything. He’s a big man, too. I’m not sure if that will be reviewed or anything. I’m interested to see what it looked like, too.” An argument could be made for a borderline interference call, but that contact appeared to be incidental. Players routinely bump into each other, Penner is 6-foot-4, weighs 245 pounds, and no malice was intended. A non-call was correct in my view, though some Detroit fans saw it differently.
Red Wings’ Brendan Smith endures ‘whiplash’ vs. Kings, but nothing major

MLive Red Wings coverage

-Ansar Khan provides multiple angles on last night’s game and reveals that Daniel Cleary received 15 stitches from a visor cut when he was run into the boards in the third period. On the Penner-Smith incident, he writes “Officials did not see defenseman Brendan Smith get leveled by Dustin Penner later in the period.” Is that true, or did the referees choose not to call a penalty on the play? Was it confirmed that the referees did not see the hit?
Red Wings feel they were burned by the officials after being clipped and blindsided by the Kings

Detroit News Red Wings coverage

Detroit News Photo Gallery

SB Nation: Winging It In Motown Red Wings coverage

-The Triple Deke took notes on last night’s game.
Royal Pain! Haha what, LA Kings 2 – Detroit Red Wings 1

-J.J. from Kansas awards points for things that don’t necessarily show up on the box score. This is certainly worth a read.
CSSI Analysis: Red Wings 1 – Kings 2

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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.