February 23 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 42-83-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a home mark of 26-35-8. The Kings were swept in a season series of at least two games by the Bruins for the first time since 2011-12 and lost their first home game in the series since March 24, 2012, a game in which the goal scorers were Colin Fraser, Slava Voynov, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand and Tim Thomas stopped 40 of 42 shots. The Bruins’ win snapped a three-game L.A. home winning streak in the series.,

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 12-14-2 against the Eastern Conference, 4-9-1 against the Atlantic Division, 10-22-2 when their opponent scores first, 11-9-1 when tied after the first period, 2-23-1 when trailing after two periods and 22-18-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Darryl Sutter coached his 1,263rd game, moving past Jacques Lemaire for sole possession of 13th place on the league’s all-time coached list. He trails 12th place Jacques Martin (1,294 games coached) and Paul Maurice (1,346 games coached).

-Since their five-game winning streak, the Kings have played eight games (2-6-0). They have led for 88:49 of game time, have been tied for 98:48 of game time and have trailed for 292:23 of game time. They have allowed first period goals in seven of the eight games and have allowed a goal in the first eight and a half minutes in five of the games.

-Los Angeles failed to kill off a shorthanded situation in a game in which their opponents were assessed a power play for the first time since a 3-2 overtime win over Columbus on October 25, 2016 (0-for-1). Despite David Pastrnak’s game-winning goal, the Kings have killed off 35 of their last 37 shorthanded situations since John Tavares’ power play empty net goal on January 21 at Barclays Center.

-Kevin Gravel (1-0=1) scored his first NHL goal on the power play in the first period.

-Adrian Kempe (0-1=1) recorded an assist for the second consecutive game, marking his first career point and assist streak.

-By assisting on Kevin Gravel’s goal, Alec Martinez recorded his 22nd assist of the season, surpassing his career-high set last season.

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

-Los Angeles attempted 68 shots (28 on goal, 19 blocked, 21 missed). Boston attempted 48 shots (25 on goal, 8 blocked, 15 missed). Trevor Lewis, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-The Kings won 36-of-66 faceoffs (55%). Anze Kopitar won 10-of-24, Nick Shore won 9-of-11, Nic Dowd won 10-of-16 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-15.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24 at Toyota Sports Center.

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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.