October 30 postgame notes, videos - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 55-54-18 all-time against San Jose and 35-22-7 at home.

-Including the playoffs, the Kings are 11-0-1 in the last 12 meetings between the teams at STAPLES Center. L.A. is also 7-0-1 in the last seven regular season home meetings between the teams.

-Anze Kopitar scored the third overtime game-winner of his career. His last OTGWG came on December 4, 2010 in a 3-2 home win over Detroit.

-The Kings have won more faceoffs than their opponent in each of the last six games and are 231-for-398 (58.0%) over that span. Overall, the team ranks second in the league with a 55.9% success rate. Saturday’s opponent, Nashville, ranks first in the league with a 56.8% success rate.

-The Kings are one of seven NHL teams with either nine or 10 wins. Four of the seven teams (San Jose, Anaheim, Vancouver, Los Angeles) are in the Pacific Division.

-Since killing off 14 consecutive power plays, the Kings’ penalty kill has allowed at least one goal in each of its last five games, going 16-for-23 (69.6%) over that span. Kings opponents have had at least four power plays in each of the last seven games.

-The Kings have been assessed 67 minor penalties this season, the highest total in the league.

-Drew Doughty’s 53 goals ties him with Mark Hardy for the fifth most goals by a defenseman in club history.

-Anze Kopitar now has eight points (2-6=8) in the last six games.

-Justin Williams now has eight points (3-5=8) in the last six games.

-Drew Doughty now has six points (3-3=6) in the last six games.

-Mike Richards now has five points (2-3=5) in the last five games.

-The Kings are undefeated when any player has a multi-point game.

-The Kings have out-shot their opponents in 12 of 14 games this season.

-The Kings are 6-0 in OT/SO this season (2-0 in OT, 4-0 in SO).

-Anze Kopitar finished with a game-high four shots.

-The Kings out-hit the Sharks 46-21. Dustin Brown and Slava Voynov finished with a game-high six hits.

-The Kings generated 23 shots on goal, had 17 attempts blocked, and missed 23 shots.

-The Kings won 39-of-62 faceoffs (63%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar was 12-of-18, Jarret Stoll was 13-of-19, Mike Richards was 4-of-9, Jeff Carter was 7-of-12, Trevor Lewis was 1-of-1 and Colin Fraser was 2-of-3.

No practice is scheduled for Thursday, October 31. The team’s next practice will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1 at Toyota Sports Center.

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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.