February 27 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 53-44-21 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes an away mark of 21-27-12. The Kings are 2-4-3 in their last nine regular season games against the Ducks.

-In the 2014-15 season series, Los Angeles has out-scored Anaheim 3-0 in first periods and has been out-scored 8-3 in third periods.

-Friday’s game snapped a streak of five consecutive one-goal games in the rivalry and four consecutive games that extended past regulation.

-The Kings have killed 20 penalties in a row and have not allowed a power play goal since David Jones’ second period goal in Los Angeles’ 5-3 win over Calgary on February 12. This is the club’s longest streak of the season, surpassing the 18 consecutive kills from October 12-26, 2014.

-The Kings lost in regulation when scoring first for the third time this season, falling to 19-3-7. The Ducks improved to 13-14-1 when the opponent scores first.

-Brayden McNabb scored his first goal as a King and second career NHL goal. His only other goal came on December 26, 2011 as a member of the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-2 home win over Washington.

-Darryl Sutter coached his 1,100th career game.

-Anze Kopitar has 51 points (21-30=51) in 49 career games against Anaheim.

-Anaheim out-hit Los Angeles 52-25. All Ducks other than Clayton Stoner and Hampus Lindholm were credited with at least one hit. Tim Jackman led all skaters with six hits, while Dustin Brown led Los Angeles with five.

-Anaheim blocked 18 shots, with Ben Lovejoy blocking a game-high five.

-The Kings won 27-of-64 faceoffs (42%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 7-of-16, Jarret Stoll won 8-of-16, Nick Shore won 2-of-9 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-22.

-Los Angeles attempted 57 shots (22 on goal, 18 blocked, 17 missed). Anaheim attempted 53 shots (32 on goal, 8 blocked, 13 missed). Ryan Getzlaf led all skaters with eight shot attempts (five on goal, 1 blocked, 2 missed) and finished tied with Dwight King amongst all skaters with five shots on goal. King (5 on goal, 2 missed) and Jeff Carter (4 on goal, 3 missed) led the Kings with seven shot attempts.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 10:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Saturday, February 28 before traveling to Winnipeg.

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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.