February 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 66-50-12 all-time against the Colorado franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 28-31-4. The Kings won the season series with the Avalanche, finishing 2-1-0.

-Los Angeles improved to 17-13-2 versus the Western Conference, 9-5-2 against the Central Division, 11-8-1 when tied after one period, 10-21-2 when allowing the first goal and 22-17-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Darryl Sutter won his 215th game as Kings coach, moving into a tie with Andy Murray for the most wins as a coach in franchise history. He coached his 1,262nd game, moving into a tie with Jacques Lemaire for 13th place on the league’s all-time games coached list.

-Since their five-game winning streak, Los Angeles has played seven games (2-5-0). They have led for 88:49 of game time, have been tied for 89:01 of game time and have trailed for 242:10 of game time. Tyler Toffoli’s second period goal ended a 111:22 scoreless streak.

-With a 3-for-3 performance, the Kings have now killed off 35 of their last 36 shorthanded situations since John Tavares’ power play empty net goal on January 21 at Barclays Center. The lone goal was scored by Arizona’s Brendan Perlini at 4:51 of the first period on February 16.

-In his last seven games, Anze Kopitar has one assist and a minus-six rating. Marian Gaborik has been held without a point in the last eight games.

-The Kings attempted 53 shots (32 on goal, 11 blocked, 10 missed). The Avalanche attempted 50 shots (25 on goal, 11 blocked, 14 missed). Tyler Toffoli and Francois Beauchemin finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 19-of-42 faceoffs (45%). Anze Kopitar won 7-of-18, Nick Shore won 3-of-6, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Nic Dowd won 3-of-3 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-14.

Wednesday, February 22 is an off-day for the team. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, in advance of that night’s game against the Boston Bruins.

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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.