February 27 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 43-56-20 all-time against Buffalo, a record that includes a home mark of 27-24-29. With the exception of the 2011 NHL Premiere played in Berlin, home teams have won the last 11 games in the series, dating back to a 5-1 Sabres win at Staples Center on October 23, 2003 (L.A. was the designated home team in 2011).

-Los Angeles improved to 16-9-2 against the Eastern Conference and 8-4-2 against the Atlantic Division.

-The Kings improved to 5-5-0 on the first night of back-to-back sets.

-Los Angeles is 4-0-1 in its last five games (with only nine goals scored) and has won four straight games by scores of 2-1 (OT), 2-1, 2-1 and 2-0.

-In each of their last three trips to Staples Center, the Sabres have been shut out 2-0. The last Buffalo goal in L.A. was scored by Craig Rivet in a 4-3 Kings shootout win on January 21, 2010. The Sabres have a 198:53 scoreless streak at Staples Center. Note that the 2011-12 game between the teams was played in Berlin as part of the NHL Premiere.

-Jhonas Enroth recorded the seventh shutout of his career and his second shutout with Los Angeles. In two games against Buffalo, the former Sabre has a 0.97 GAA, .962 SV% and one shutout (1-0-1).

-Alec Martinez recorded his 100th career point (36-64=100) and his 23rd point of the season, setting a new career high (previously 22; twice: 2013-14, 2014-15). He also tied a career-high by registering his 16th assist (also 2014-15).

-The Kings are 9-0-0 in games in which Tanner Pearson (2-0=2). He has four points (3-1=4) in the last four games, while his two goals tied a career-high (third time, last: Oct. 26, 2014 vs. CBJ).

-Rob Scuderi logged 19:07 in his 2015-16 Kings debut and finished with an assist, two shots on goal, one blocked shot and a plus-one rating.

-Los Angeles attempted 57 shots (35 on goal, 12 blocked, 10 missed). Buffalo attempted 50 shots (23 on goal, 16 blocked, 11 missed). Jake Muzzin and Jack Eichel finished tied with a game-high six shots on goal and nine shot attempts (both 6 on goal, 2 blocked, 1 missed). All Kings skaters other than Andy Andreoff registered a shot on goal.

-Los Angeles won 33-of-57 faceoffs (58%). Anze Kopitar won 12-of-22, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Nick Shore won 3-of-5, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Vincent Lecavalier won 8-of-12 and Jeff Carter won 8-of-16.

The Kings will hold their morning skate at Honda Center in Anaheim Sunday morning.

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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.