November 16 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 43-84-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a 26-36-8 home mark. The Kings finished the season series with a 1-1-0 record, while the Bruins finished the series with a 1-0-1 record and won the season series for the second consecutive season.

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 9-3-0 against the Eastern Conference, 6-3-0 against the Atlantic Division, 4-4-2 in one-goal games, 5-4-2 when their opponent scores first, 3-3-2 when trailing after the first period, 1-4-2 when trailing after the second period and 4-4-0 when outshot by their opponent.

-The Kings have lost four straight games in regulation for the first time since January 16-23, 2017 (1-2 L vs TBL, 2-3 L vs SJS, 2-4 L @ NYI, 2-3 L @ NYR).

-With his first period goal, Anze Kopitar extended his point streak to a career-long 10 games (3-8=11). It is the longest point streak by a King since Dustin Brown posted a 10-game streak from February 25-March 16, 2012 (5-10=15). Kopitar’s streak is the longest active point streak in the league and the third longest overall. The assist also moved him past Bernie Nicholls (758) for fifth on the Kings’ all-time points list (264-495=759). He trails Marcel Dionne (1,307), Luc Robitaille (1,154), Dave Taylor (1,069) and Wayne Gretzky (918).

-In his Los Angeles debut, Jussi Jokinen registered one assist, an even rating, two shots on goal and two wins on four faceoffs in 13:39 of ice time.

-Trevor Lewis was credited with a game-high eight hits.

-Alec Martinez was credited with a game-high eight blocked shots.

-The Kings attempted 57 shots (28 on goal, 14 blocked, 15 missed). The Bruins attempted 55 shots (30 on goal, 16 blocked, 9 missed). Dustin Brown, Zdeno Chara, Sean Kuraly, Tim Schaller and Kevan Miller tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 31-of-64 faceoffs (48%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-22, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-2, Nick Shore won 7-of-14, Dustin Brown won 1-of-1, Jussi Jokinen won 2-of-4, Andrew Crescenzi won 3-of-8 and Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, November 17.

-Lead photo via Harry How/Getty Images

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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.