March 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings swept the season series with the Blues for the first time since 2005-06 and the second time in franchise history. Only three L.A. teams have finished a season without losing to the Blues: 1974-75 (3-0-1), 2005-06 (4-0-0) and 2012-13 (3-0-0).
-Including playoffs, the Kings have won eight straight games against the Blues.
-The Kings won back-to-back road games for the second time this season. They have not won three straight road games. The only other time L.A. won back-to-back road games was February 19 and 20 in Edmonton and Calgary.
-The Kings took 40 shots, the second-highest shot total the Blues has allowed this season. St. Louis allowed 41 shots in a 4-2 win over San Jose on March 12. The Blues allow the fewest shots against per game in the league at 24.0.
-The Kings have played 27 consecutive games without heading to overtime.
-The Kings’ successful penalty killing streak ended at 17.
-The Kings are 0-for-12 on the power play over the last four games.
-11 different players recorded points for the Kings in the win.
-Dustin Brown has goals in two straight games. He was credited with seven shots and no hits.
-Rob Scuderi, Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis, Slava Voynov, Jarret Stoll, Tyler Toffoli, Dwight King and Brown all have points in two straight games.
-The game statistician awarded 26 hits to St. Louis and 11 to Los Angeles. Seven hits were credited to David Backes.
-Andy McDonald was on the ice for all four Los Angeles goals.
-Mike Richards scored his first goal in eight games.
-Jeff Carter has one goal in his last 10 games.

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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.