The View from Dallas - LA Kings Insider

DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Mike Heika: Stars’ Lindy Ruff after fifth straight loss, ‘Enough of the pond hockey’

“A team that was once in the thick of the top eight in the Western Conference is now near the bottom looking up at a very tough batch of teams on top of it.”

Mike Heika: Observations: Stars need to start taking home games as seriously as the fans do

“We’ve talked about the new car smell wearing off and the new-look Stars having to stand on their own, and nowhere is that more clear than in the home record this season. Dallas is 1-1-4.”

DALLAS STARS INSIDE EDGE

Mark Stepneski: Stars Fall to Kings, Winless Streak Hits Five

“Turnovers were a problem again for the Stars, who committed 19 giveaways in the game. Two of them led to Los Angeles goals.”

FOXSPORTSSOUTHWEST.COM

Steve Hunt: Home Woes Continue for Skidding Stars

“Dallas has now been outscored 16-8 in the third period this season and the Stars are just 1-3-1 when tied after two periods.”

SB Nation – DEFENDING BIG D

Brad Gardner: Los Angeles Kings Deal Dallas Stars Fifth Straight Loss, 3-1 at AAC

“Valeri Nichushkin returned and had a strong game until being rather unfortunately involved in those two goals against in the third.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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