November 26 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 24-15-13 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a road mark of 12-7-7. Tonight’s game was only the second time in nine games that the winning team’s margin of victory was wider than one goal.

-Dustin Brown scored the 200th goal of his career. In 743 games, he has 422 points (200-222=422).

-Martin Jones recorded the fifth shutout of his career in his 25th game played. It was the Kings’ third shutout of the season. The last time he started back-to-back games was December 10 and 11, 2013, when he shut out Montreal 6-0 and defeated Toronto 3-1, stopping 69 of 70 shots.

-Los Angeles improved to 8-3-3 against the Western Conference and 5-2-1 against the Central Division.

-The Kings improved to 2-2-0 on the second night of back-to-back sets.

-Los Angeles has averaged 3.56 over the last nine games (32 GF / 9 GP).

-With his first period goal, Justin Williams extended his point streak to six games (3-4=7).

-With his first period assist, Brayden McNabb increased his points/assists streak to three games (0-3=3).

-Drew Doughty’s point streak was snapped at five games.

-Nino Niederreiter finished with a game-high six shots on goal. Trevor Lewis and Dustin Brown led the Kings with four shots on goal.

-The Kings finished with 41 shot attempts (22 on goal, 10 blocked, 9 missed). The Wild finished with 57 shot attempts (28 on goal, 11 blocked, 18 missed.

-Los Angeles won 26-of-47 faceoffs (55%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 2-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-15, Jarret Stoll won 7-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 6-of-11.

The Kings have Thursday off. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 am on Friday, November 28.

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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.