January 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 87-99-33 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 40-55-17. The Kings improved to 5-5-1 in their last 10 visits to Gila River Arena and have won five of their last six games in the series. Los Angeles did not allow three goals for only the third time over that span and moved to 2-0-0 in the season series. These teams will conclude the season series by playing three straight games at Staples Center on February 16, March 14 and April 2.

-The Kings improved to 14-8-4 in one-goal games, 9-16-2 when their opponent scores first, 9-7-1 when tied after one period, 9-2-2 when tied after two periods and 19-13-2 when outshooting their opponent. They finished January with a 7-6-0 record.

-Los Angeles has won three straight games for the fourth time this season and first time since winning five straight between November 17-26.

-With a 1-for-1 performance, L.A. has now killed off 12 consecutive power plays since a 2-for-5 performance at the New York Islanders on January 21.

-By allowing Jake Muzzin’s game-winning goal, the Coyotes have now been outscored 52-29 in third periods this season. The Kings have now outscored opponents 45-40 in third periods.

-By earning his 620th career coaching win, Darryl Sutter tied Bryan Murray for 11th place on the all-time wins list. Sutter is four wins from tying Andy Murray (215 wins) for the most regular season wins in franchise history.

-By assisting on Anze Kopitar’s goal, Drew Doughty increased his assist streak to five games (1-5=6).

-Anze Kopitar recorded his third three-point game of the season. He finished with 14 points (3-11=14) in 12 January games. He has five points (1-4=5) in two games against Arizona this season and 62 points (17-45=62) in 60 career games against the Coyotes.

-Jake Muzzin led Los Angeles with a season-high 27:24 of ice time.

-Jordan Nolan scored his 20th career goal. His four goals against Arizona are the most he has scored against any NHL team.

-Andy Andreoff played his 99th career game.

-Los Angeles attempted 72 shots (40 on goal, 11 blocked, 21 missed). Arizona attempted 58 shots (30 on goal, 18 blocked, 10 missed). Dustin Brown led all skaters with seven shots on goal, while Brendan Perlini led all skaters with 10 shot attempts (5 on goal, 3 blocked, 2 missed).

-The Kings won 32-of-64 faceoffs (50%). Anze Kopitar won 10-of-21, Nick Shore won 6-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-2, Nic Dowd won 7-of-12 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-11.

The Kings are scheduled to skate at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in advance of their game against Colorado.

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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.