March 3 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 32-89-20 all-time against Montreal, a record that includes a home mark of 22-40-9. The Kings are 5-1-0 in the last six overall meetings between the teams, swept a two-game season series for the third time in club history (also 2000-01, 2013-14), and won three straight games against the Canadiens for the first time in franchise history. The three game home winning streak in the series also ties a career high (second time; last: November 13, 1982 – January 18, 1984).

-Los Angeles improved to 17-9-2 against the Eastern Conference and 9-4-2 against the Atlantic Division. Montreal fell to 5-15-3 against the Western Conference and 3-8-1 against the Pacific Division.

-With three goals, the Kings interrupted a five-game streak of scoring exactly two goals. It was the first time the team scored more than two goals since February 12, a 5-4 overtime win at the New York Rangers.

-Los Angeles extended its home winning streak to four games.

-Tanner Pearson has four goals during his career-tying three-game goal streak (4-0-4). The team is 10-1-0 when he scores.

-With his assist on Anze Kopitar’s goal, Alec Martinez recorded his 17th assist, setting a new career-high for assists in a season.

-Dwight King recorded his second game-winning goal of the season and has three points (2-1=3) in the last four games. With seven goals in 28 games, his production prorated over an 82-game season equals 20.5 goals.

-The Kings attempted 59 shots (31 on goal, 10 blocked, 18 missed). The Canadiens attempted 37 shots (15 on goal, 14 blocked, 8 missed). Kyle Clifford led all skaters with four shots on goal, while Jake Muzzin (3 on goal, 2 blocked, 1 missed) and Kris Versteeg (2 on goal, 1 blocked, 3 missed) tied with a game-high six shot attempts.

-Los Angeles won 21-of-50 faceoffs. Anze Kopitar won 10-of-22, Nick Shore won 4-of-7, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Vincent Lecavalier won 4-of-10 and Jeff Carter won 3-of-10.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. Friday morning at Toyota Sports Center.

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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.