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NJ.com

Devils’ Cory Schneider: Need to be ‘one save better’

“While Schneider and coach John Hynes weren’t displeased with his performance, the goalie knows that stopping even just one more shot makes a huge difference, with both games coming down to one goal late.”

Kyle Palmieri, Adam Henrique see diminished roles in Devils’ loss to Kings

“Both Palmieri and Henrique recorded one shot in the game, where the Devils struggled as a whole to put them on net. The team finished with 23 shots, but 14 came in the third period with the Devils trying to claw their way back into the game.”

Yahoo!Sports – Puck Daddy

Cory Schneider tries to keep Devils afloat without Taylor Hall

“Hynes said New Jersey’s struggles in their last two games haven’t had much to do with Hall being hurt and more to do with some players not playing up to their potential.”

NorthJersey.com

Devils generate few shots, lose 4-2 to Kings in L.A.

“The Devils, who generated just nine shots through the first two periods and went 0-for-2 on the power play to extend their slump to 0-for-26 over their last eight games… have now lost two straight in regulation for the first time.”

SB Nation – All About the Jersey

Devils out-muscled by Kings, lose 4-2 in Los Angeles

“They weren’t attempting to physically intimidate the Kings players (who to be fair are a lot bigger), and the Kings players recognized that. This physicality, which was also seen in the Ducks game, caused the Devils to rush passes, and really showed the weaknesses of the Devils without Hall or Auvitu.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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