March 30 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 78-86-22 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes a road mark of 37-46-11. The Kings finished 1-2-0 against the Blackhawks in 2014-15 and have finished the season series with a losing record in three straight seasons and five of the last six seasons. They are 3-7-1 in their last 11 regular season visits to the United Center.

-Los Angeles fell to 21-13-10 against the Western Conference and 9-8-3 against the Central Division.

-The Kings fell to 6-2-1 in their last nine road games, 11-11 in three-goal games, 12-20-6 when their opponent scores first and 11-7-5 when tied after the first period.

-Dating back to February 7, Jonathan Quick is 16-6-2 with a 2.00 GAA, a .925 Sv% and three shutouts. (1382:22 min / 614 shots against / 568 saves).

-Nick Shore recorded his sixth assist and seventh point in his 30th NHL game. Pro-rated over 82 games, he would be on pace for 19.1 points.

-Jeff Carter’s three-game point streak was snapped.

-Los Angeles allowed at least 40 shots for the eighth time this season and first time since the 4-1 loss to Vancouver on March 21. Five of the eight games in which the Kings allowed 40 shots came between October 11 and November 12.

-Los Angeles out-hit Chicago, 41-23. Anze Kopitar led all skaters with five hits.

-Drew Doughty (30:00 TOI) logged 30 minutes for the 30th time this season and first time since the 4-3 shootout win over Montreal on March 5. He leads the NHL with an ice time average of 29:06.

-The Kings attempted 50 shots (32 on goal, 13 blocked, 5 missed). The Blackhawks attempted 62 shots (40 on goal, 12 blocked, 10 missed). Teuvo Teravainen led all skaters with eight shots on goal and 10 shot attempts (8 on goal, 1 blocked, 1 missed).

-Los Angeles won 37-of-65 faceoffs (57%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 9-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 15-of-23, Nick Shore won 6-of-11 and Dwight King won 6-of-16.

Tuesday, March 31 is a scheduled day off for the Kings. The team’s next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

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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.