March 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 24-16-13 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a road mark of 12-8-7. The Kings finished the season series with a 2-1-0 record against the Wild.

-Los Angeles fell to 21-12-10 against the Western Conference and 9-7-3 against the Central Division.

-The Kings’ regulation loss ended a seven-game road point streak (6-0-1).

-Despite allowing two goals on nine shots, Jonathan Quick is 16-5-2 with a 1.81 GAA, a .930 Sv% and three shutouts dating back to February 7 (1322:22 min / 574 shots against / 534 saves).

-Anze Kopitar’s five-game point streak was snapped. He has 15 points (4-11=15) in his last 13 games and eight points (2-6=8) in his last six games.

-Dwight King’s goal was his first since he scored in three consecutive games from February 9-14. He had gone 19 games without a goal.

-With three points, (2-1=3), Mikko Koivu became the Minnesota’s franchise leader in career multi-point games with 115. The record was previously held by Marian Gaborik (114).

-Only 20 hits were credited in the game. Los Angeles out-hit Minnesota, 11-9.

-Los Angeles attempted 73 shots (32 on goal, 24 blocked, 17 missed). Minnesota attempted 34 shots (20 on goal, 7 blocked, 7 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with 10 shot attempts (5 on goal, 2 blocked, 3 missed) and finished tied with Marian Gaborik with a game-high five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 32-of-62 faceoffs (52%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 8-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-23, Nick Shore won 5-of-8, and Jeff Carter won 5-of-14. Shore has won 25 of 34 faceoffs on this trip and 59 of his last 93 faceoffs.

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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.