October 30 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 75-99-26 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a road mark of 27-62-12. Though the Blues have won only 10 of the last 30 regular season and playoff meetings, they are 5-2-0 in the last seven head-to-head match-ups. These teams will meet again at Scottrade Center on December 1 and at Staples Center on March 10.

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 1-1-1 against the Western Conference, 0-1-0 against the Central Division, 3-1 in two-goal games, 4-2-1 when their opponent scores first, 4-1-0 when tied after the first period, 0-2-1 when trailing after the second period and 3-1-0 when outshot by their opponent.

-With a 4-2-0 record, the Kings equaled the best ever mark on a six-game trip (also 1986-87, 1988-89).

-With 19 points, the Kings tied the 1990-91 team (9-3-1) for the best October in franchise history. 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 ever recorded in any month is 11, set by the 2001-02 club (January) and the 2013-14 club (March).

-Los Angeles allowed as many goals in the second period (three) as they did in all combined second periods entering Monday night.

-With his second period power play goal, Dustin Brown moved into a tie with Charlie Simmer for seventh place all time on the Kings’ all-time power play goals list.

-Drew Doughty played his 700th NHL game.

-Derek Forbort was a minus-four for the first time in his NHL career.

-Los Angeles attempted 53 shots (28 on goal, 15 blocked, 10 missed). St. Louis attempted 60 shots (30 on goal, 14 blocked, 16 missed). Tanner Pearson led all skaters with six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 32-of-63 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 16-of-23, Michael Cammalleri won 1-of-1, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Dustin Brown won 2-of-3, Brooks Laich won 5-of-11, Nic Dowd won 1-of-1, Mike Amadio won 3-of-7 and Tanner Pearson won 2-of-4.

Tuesday, October 31 is an off-day for the team. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Wednesday, November 1.

-Lead photo via Scott Rovak/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.