December 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 90-109-28 all-time against Calgary, a record that includes a road mark of 35-64-16. The Kings improved to 7-3-1 in their last 11 visits to Scotiabank Saddledome and snapped a three-game winless streak (0-2-1). These teams will meet next at Staples Center on February 23.

-Los Angeles improved to 14-6-0 against the Western Conference and 8-5-0 against the Pacific Division. The Kings finished 4-1-0 in a stretch of five consecutive games against the Pacific Division (L vs SJS, W @ ARI, W @ VAN, W @ EDM, W @ CGY).

-Los Angeles completed the month of December with a record of 10-3-1 (21 points), the best December in team history for wins (previously 9; three times: last 2010) and points (previously 19; three times: last 2010). It is also tied for the third most wins in team history in any month (sixth time; last: March, 2013) and tied for the fifth best points percentage (.750) in any month in team history (third time; last: November, 1984).

-With a 4-0-0 road trip, the Kings finished of a perfect road trip of at least four games for the third time in team history (previously 2009-10 / 5-0-0 and 2010-11 / 4-0-0). Los Angeles outscored its opponents 18-6 over the four-game trip through Arizona and Western Canada.

-Jonathan Quick is 12-2-1 with a 1.83 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage (916:44 minutes / 422 SA / 394 SV) over his last 14 games, dating back to the 3-1 win at Florida on November 23.

-The Kings attempted 47 shots (24 on goal, 17 blocked, 6 missed). The Flames attempted 64 shots (24 on goal, 18 blocked, 22 missed). Dennis Wideman led all skaters with five shots on goal and 11 shot attempts (5 on goal, 2 blocked, 4 missed). All L.A. skaters other than Brayden McNabb, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch recorded a shot on goal, though no King finished with more than two shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 25-of-55 faceoffs (45%). Anze Kopitar won 8-of-16, Andy Andreoff won 5-of-9, Nick Shore won 5-of-14 and Trevor Lewis won 7-of-16 faceoffs. No other King attempted a faceoff.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1 at Toyota Sports Center. Happy New Year!

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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.