The View from Boston - LA Kings Insider


Amalie Benjamin: Brad Marchand scores twice as Bruins defeat Kings

“Instead the Bruins rode a solid, heavy, physical 60 minutes on their way to beating the defending Stanley Cup champions who are, surprisingly, out of the playoff structure at the moment.”

Fluto Shinzawa: David Pastrnak putting his ice time to good use

“Even though Pastrnak played mostly against LA’s third and fourth lines, he didn’t do anything that drew nasty looks from his coach.”


Steve Conroy: Bruins pass physical

“Despite the physical and edgy play, at times, referees Kelly Sutherland and Marc Joannette were smart enough to stay out of this fight. Each team was granted a single power-play, neither of which was fruitful.”

Stephen Harris: Tuukka Rask talk tiring

“He was terrific last night, making a bundle of great saves against the physical, net-crashing Kings. It left him 10-1-4 in his last 15 games.”

Steve Conroy: Bruins Notebook: Kevan Miller plans to shoulder burden

“The one negative to come out of last night’s 3-1 win over the Kings was a possible injury to Loui Eriksson with 4:42 left to play.”


Joe Haggerty: Bruins outwork Kings, win 3-1 in blue collar battle

“It looked like the game might be headed to overtime, but instead Carl Soderberg fired a puck from the high point tipped by Chris Kelly that rocketed in and out of the net so quickly it was called “no goal” on the ice.”

Joe Haggerty: Brad Marchand nets a pair of goals in high energy contest

“He responded to a borderline hit that dumped him in the neutral zone by going into Honey Badger mode for the rest of the shift.”

Joe Haggerty: Julien: ‘Nice to see (Bruins) compete for 60 minutes’

” It was one of the first times this season the Bruins could truthfully say there was a playoff level of intensity to their game, and it arrived against a talented Kings bunch that were just as desperate for points at this time of the season.”

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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.