October 26 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 34-90-21 all-time against Montreal, a record that includes a road mark of 11-50-11. The Kings swept a two-game season series against the Canadiens for the fourth time in club history (also 2000-01, 2013-14, 2015-16) and won three games in a five-game stretch of road games in the series for the first time in franchise history. All three wins were shutouts (Martin Jones, 12/10/13, 6-0, 31 shots; Jonathan Quick, 12/17/15, 3-0, 45 shots; Quick, 10/26/17, 4-0, 40 shots), marking the only three times Los Angeles has ever shut out Montreal.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 7-1-0 against the Eastern Conference, 4-1-0 against the Atlantic Division, 3-0 in games decided by three or more goals, 5-0-0 when scoring first, 3-0-0 when leading after the first period, 4-0-0 when leading after two periods and 3-0-0 when outshot by their opponents.

-The Kings improved to 6-1-0 in an eight-game stretch against Eastern Conference opponents (4-2 W vs BUF, 3-2 W vs NYI, 5-1 W vs MTL, 6-4 W @ CBJ, 2-3 L @ TOR, 3-2 SOW @ OTT, 4-0 W @ MTL, 10/28 @ BOS).

-Los Angeles has now scored at least three goals in regulation in seven of 10 games this season.

-With 17 points, the Kings are currently tied for the fifth best October in franchise history. The club record for most points in October is 19 (9-3-1), set by the 1990-91 team. The record for most points in any month in club history is 22, set in January by the 2001-02 club (11-3-0), in February by the 1990-91 club (10-2-2) and in March by the 2013-14 club (11-4-0). The most wins Los Angeles has ever recorded in any month is 11, set by the 2001-02 club (January) and the 2013-14 club (March). The Kings have two games remaining this month: October 28 at Boston and October 30 at St. Louis.

-Appearing in his 500th career game, Jonathan Quick stopped all 40 shots he faced to record his 46th career shutout. He improved to 46-15-7 all-time in October.

-Drew Doughty appeared in his 698th career game. He was a plus-four for the second time this season (also 10/7 at San Jose) after recording a plus-four rating twice last season. Shea Weber was a minus-four for Montreal.

-Jake Muzzin appeared in his 250th consecutive game.

-Los Angeles attempted 50 shots (27 on goal, 18 blocked, 5 missed). Montreal attempted 73 shots (40 on goal, 19 blocked, 14 missed). Max Pacioretty led all skaters with eight shots on goal. Drew Doughty (three shots) and Anze Kopitar (three shots) were the only L.A. skaters to finish with more than two shots on goal.

-The Kings won 33-of-61 faceoffs (54%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-8, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-24, Michael Cammalleri won 1-of-2, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Alex Iafallo won 1-of-1, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Brooks Laich won 10-of-16, Michael Amadio won 1-of-3, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2 and Tyler Toffoli won 1-of-2. Laich recorded 17:00 of ice time in the win.

-Photo via Francois Lacasse/NHLI

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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.