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Arizona Coyotes’ fourth line shines in loss to Los Angeles Kings

“Against the Kings, the trio’s cycle game was strong as they were able to earn quality offensive-zone time by protecting the puck and shielding it away from the Kings. They also were physical with White leveling one of the bigger collisions of the night when he ran into defenseman Brayden McNabb not long after McNabb checked White.”

Arizona Coyotes trying to keep pace with playoff teams

“But the Coyotes’ first game back from the break signaled the start of their downfall, a 6-2 letdown to the Kings that showcased how elite clubs vying to extend their seasons upped their play once the schedule veered into second-half territory.”

Arizona Sports

Fourth line’s efforts can’t keep Coyotes’ season-long winning streak alive

“For good portions of Tuesday’s game, the fourth line drew the assignment of facing the Kings line of Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford and Tanner Pearson, which has been the Kings’ most productive group this season. Martinook, Crouse and White all finished plus-1 in the game.”

SB Nation – Five for Howling

Arizona Coyotes come close but LA Kings escape with 3-2 win

“NHL All-Star goaltender Mike Smith returned to Arizona from the All-Star event in LA, bringing with him his new best friends, the LA Kings. Despite making acquaintances with his new pals in LA, it was all back to business for Smith, the Coyotes and the Kings as the game got heated and chippy at times.”

TSN

Muzzin scores late; Kings edge Coyotes

“Anze Kopitar and Jordan Nolan also scored for the Kings, who never led until Muzzin’s goal, which came with 10 seconds left in the power play. The victory gives Los Angeles a one-point lead over St. Louis for the final playoff spot in the West.”

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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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