December 27 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 58-56-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a home mark of 37-23-7. Home teams are 25-5-1 in the last 31 regular season games between the Kings and Sharks.

-Los Angeles improved to 12-5-4 against the Western Conference and 6-1-3 against the Pacific Division.

-The Kings have averaged 3.09 goals per game over their last 22 games (68 GF / 22 GP) and have allowed 2.69 goals per game over their last 16 games (43 GA / 16 GP).

-Los Angeles has a 57.1% Corsi-for rating in five-on-five play over the last 16 games (846 CF / 635 CA). The Kings haven’t been outshot over the last 12 games (6-4-2) and have averaged 35.5 shots per game over that span (426 shots / 12 GP). Opposing goalies have posted a .918 save percentage over that span (391 saves / 426 shots).

-Los Angeles has power play goals in five straight games, going 10-for-23 over that span. It is the longest stretch of games with a power play goal since the team etched out an eight-game power play goal streak from April 6-21, 2013. Courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau, the Kings have scored two-or-more PPGs in four consecutive games for the first time since March 4-11, 1993.

-Beginning with their 4-0 win over the Coyotes on December 4, the Kings (13-for-44) and their opponents (10-for-32) have combined to score 23 goals on their last 76 man advantages, good for a 30.3% power play rate.

-With a home record of 14-4-2, Los Angeles is tied for the most home points and home wins in the NHL (most in the Western Conference in both categories). The Kings went 3-0-1 on their four-game homestand, marking the 15th time in team history they have not lost a regulation game during a four-game homestand.

-Though his five-game goal streak was snapped, Marian Gaborik recorded an assist to run his point streak to six games (7-3=10). The streak tied Justin Williams’ streak from November 15-26 as the longest point streak by a King this season.

-Anze Kopitar has 12 points (2-10=12) over his five-game assist streak. He recorded his 29th career game-winning goal, tying him for fourth place on the club’s all-time list with Rob Blake and Dustin Brown.

-Jamie McBain (1-3=4) has points in three straight games.

-Trevor Lewis (2-1=3) has points in three straight games for the third time in his career. He has never recorded points in four straight games.

-Jeff Carter has eight points (3-5=8) in the last five games.

-With the win, Darryl Sutter (116-68-31) moved past Tom Webster (115-94-31) for sole possession of fifth place on the all-time wins list amongst Kings coaches.

-Los Angeles attempted 60 shots (29 on goal, 17 blocked, 14 missed). San Jose attempted 39 shots (22 on goal, 12 blocked, 5 missed).

-The Kings won 25-of-54 faceoffs (46%). Amongst regular performers, Mike Richards won 3-of-8, Anze Kopitar won 5-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 5-of-10, Jarret Stoll won 9-of-18 and Jeff Carter won 3-of-7.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 28 before departing for Calgary.

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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.