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DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Mike Heika: Stars suffer from another third-period ‘earthquake,’ avoid negative aftershock with a win

“Despite the rough finish, the Stars continued to discover good things throughout the lineup. Jamie Benn tallied two goals and an assist against the Kings.”

Mike Heika: Demers scores game winner in first game with Dallas, Jordie Benn a healthy scratch

“While Demers is known as a puck-moving defenseman and was immediately placed on the second power play unit, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said he believes Demers plays a strong two-way game.”

Mike Heika: Cold facts: Stars hang on to defeat LA Kings 5-4; Demers scores game winner

“The Stars won two games in a row at home for the first time this season and pushed their home record to 3-5-4.”

DALLAS STARS INSIDE EDGE

Mark Stepneski: Stars Hang on to Defeat Kings, Win Second Straight at Home

“The Stars penalty kill came up big in the first period, stopping the Kings on three power plays in the first 12 minutes of the game. Los Angeles came into the game with six power play goals in their past three games.”

DEFENDING BIG D

Brad Gardner: Dallas Stars Outlast Los Angeles Kings 5-4 at Home

“17-3 was the final shot margin in the third, and if not for a late penalty to the Kings… It was not the shutdown frame they needed to play, by any stretch of the imagination, but two points.”

Brandon Worley: Dallas Stars Shaky 3rd Period Overshadows Another Great Start, Jason Demers Debut

“John Klingberg continues to be a force offensively for the Stars, as well as holding his own defensively against a very tough Kings team.”

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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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