December 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 83-99-40 all-time against the Stars, which includes a record of 33-60-18 on the road.

-The loss marked only the third time in the last 16 visits to the American Airlines Center in which Los Angeles failed to earn a point.

-The Kings are 5-7-1 against the Central Division and 20-5-3 against all other teams.

-The Kings have lost four consecutive games in regulation for the first time since losing five straight in regulation from December 3-13, 2011.

-The last game in which Los Angeles earned more power plays than their opponent was on December 7, a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders.

-With seven goals and 13 points at the season’s midway point, Dustin Brown is on pace for his fewest points since recording five points (1-4=5) in his 19-year-old rookie season of 2003-04. Brown’s 6.4% shooting percentage is his lowest since he scored once on 40 shots in 2003-04.

-In 20 career games against Dallas, Mike Richards has 20 points (4-16=20) and a plus-5 rating.

-In 46 career games against Dallas, Anze Kopitar has 44 points (13-31=44) and a minus-5 rating.

-Jeff Carter has 11 points (5-6=11) in his last 10 games.

-Drew Doughty logged 21:36 of ice time, his lowest total since he logged 10:48 in a 5-1 win over Nashville on March 4, 2013.

-Of the Kings’ 63 attempts at the net, 25 were on goal, 17 were blocked, and 21 missed the net.

-Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin combined for 12 points (4-8=12) in the three-game season series.

Erik Cole took a game-high six shots on goal. Justin Williams led the Kings with five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 26-of-59 faceoffs (44%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 9-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 6-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-5, Jarret Stoll won 5-of-18, and Jeff Carter won 4-of-9. Rich Peverley won 12-of-14 faceoffs for the Stars.

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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.