March 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 92-109-28 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 57-45-12. The Kings are 3-0-0 thus far in the season series, with one additional game remaining at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday, April 5. Los Angeles clinched a winning record in the season series with Calgary for the first time since 2012-13, when they went 3-0-0.

-The Kings improved to 26-17-2 against the Western Conference and 16-10-0 against the Pacific Division.

-By winning their 46th game, Los Angeles tied the franchise record for wins in a season (five times; last: 2013-14).

-In the race for the Jennings Trophy, Washington leads with 177 goals allowed (in 76 games played). Following the Capitals are the Kings (180 GA / 77 GP) and Ducks (181 GA / 76 GP).

-Los Angeles is 10-1-1 in their last 12 home games.

-Including playoffs, the Kings sold out Staples Center for the 199th consecutive game. Saturday’s game against Dallas will mark the 200th consecutive sellout.

-Jonathan Quick earned his fifth shutout of the season and 42nd career shutout. With his 39th win of the season, he tied his own career and franchise high, set in 2009-10.

-By assisting on Jeff Carter’s first goal, Drew Doughty (0-1=1) recorded the 316th point of his career, surpassing Steve Duchesne (315 points) for second place in club history amongst defensemen. In 32 games since January 24, Doughty has seven goals, 25 points and a +12 rating.

-Jeff Carter (2-1=3) recorded his fifth multi-goal game of the season and his 12th multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (4-3=7) in the last four games.

-With his 34th assist of the season, Milan Lucic (0-1=1) is one assist shy of his career-high of 35 (twice; last: 2013-14).

-Brayden McNabb (0-1=1) registered an assist in a career long-tying third consecutive game (0-4=4). The last time he recorded assists in three straight games was between November 22-26 last season.

-Los Angeles attempted 63 shots (29 on goal, 14 blocked, 20 missed). Calgary attempted 41 shots (21 on goal, 8 blocked, 12 missed). Dustin Brown and TJ Brodie finished with a game-high four shots on goal, while Jeff Carter finished with a game-high eight shot attempts (3 on goal, 2 blocked, 3 missed).

-The Kings won 24-of-49 faceoffs (49%). Anze Kopitar won 9-of-17, Vincent Lecavalier won 2-of-9, Nic Dowd won 2-of-5 and Jeff Carter won 11-of-18.

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