December 30 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 73-79-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes an away mark of 35-43-12. Despite the shootout loss, the Kings extended their point streak at Rexall Place to 13 games (11-0-2).

-Los Angeles’s franchise-record seven game winning streak against Edmonton was snapped, though they have recorded points in a franchise-record 12 straight games (9-0-3) since a 3-0 home setback on November 3, 2011.

-The Kings have out-shot the Oilers 251-139 over their last six games.

-Los Angeles fell to 12-6-5 against the Western Conference and 6-2-4 against the Pacific Division.

-The Kings fell to 2-8 and the Oilers improved to 1-7 in games that extend past 60 minutes.

-Los Angeles has lost five consecutive shootouts. Kings shooters are 2-for-21 on the season in the shootout and have been denied on the last 15 attempts since Marian Gaborik’s shootout goal in Anaheim on November 12.

-The Kings have a 57.8 Corsi-for rating in five-on-five play over the last 18 games (962 CF / 701 CA).

-Los Angeles hasn’t been outshot over the last 14 games (6-5-3) and has averaged 35.1 shots per game over that span (492 shots / 14 GP). Opposing goalies have posted a .923 save percentage over that span (454 saves / 492 shots).

-With his assist on Jake Muzzin’s goal, Marian Gaborik extended his point streak to seven games now has points in his last seven games (7-4=11), the longest streak by a King this season.

-Trevor Lewis’ four-game point streak was snapped.

-Jeff Carter has nine points (3-6=9) in the last seven games.

-Anze Kopitar has 13 points (2-11=13) in the last seven games and 23 points (6-17=23) in the last 24 games.

-Jarret Stoll played his 100th consecutive game. Mike Richards leads the team with 216 consecutive games played. The club record is 330 consecutive games played, set by Anze Kopitar between March 21, 2007 and March 26, 2011.

-The Kings attempted 68 shots (39 on goal, 19 blocked, 10 missed). The Oilers attempted 57 shots (21 on goal, 19 blocked, 17 missed). Jake Muzzin led all skaters with 11 shot attempts.

-Los Angeles won 34-of-54 faceoffs (63%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 5-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 5-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-5, Jarret Stoll won 7-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 13-of-16.

Wednesday, December 31 is an off-day for the Kings.

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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.