January 24 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 55-31-15 all-time against the New Jersey franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 24-20-7. The Kings swept a season series against the Devils of at least two games for the first time since 1997-98 and improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven visits to the Prudential Center.

-Los Angeles improved to 9-10-2 against the Eastern Conference, 6-4-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 4-5 in two-goal games, 15-5-2 when scoring first, 11-1-1 when leading after one period, 1-2-2 when shots are even and 20-6-3 when any player records a multi-point game.

-With the win, Darryl Sutter won his 618th career game, surpassing Jacques Lemaire for 12th place on the NHL’s all-time coaching list. He is 11 games behind Lemaire (1,262 games coached) for 13th place on the NHL’s all-time list.

– By playing his 806th career game, Anze Kopitar surpassed Rob Blake for fifth place in games played in franchise history.

-Alec Martinez recorded his seventh goal and 26th point of the season. He is on pace for a career-high 44 points. His current career-high is 31 (10-21=31), set last season.

-By assisting on Anze Kopitar’s goal, Drew Doughty extended his point and assist streak to three games. (1-3=4).

-Tanner Pearson logged 12:53 of ice time, one second off his season-low of 12:52 (3-6 L @ BUF, 12/13/16).

-Jordan Nolan’s 16:03 of ice time bested his previous regular season high of 15:39 (2/27/14; 2-0 W @ CGY). Including playoffs, his career-high in ice time is 17:37, set in the 4-3 double overtime loss to Chicago on June 8, 2013.

-The Kings attempted 35 shots (25 on goal, 3 blocked, 7 missed). The Devils attempted 34 shots (25 on goal, 4 blocked, 5 missed). Marian Gaborik and Miles Wood tied with a game-high of five shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 24-of-47 faceoffs (51%). The 47 total faceoffs tied a season-low, set in a 3-1 loss to Carolina on December 8. Anze Kopitar won 10-of-15, Andy Andreoff won 5-of-8, Nick Shore won 6-of-9, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 3-of-14.

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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.