November 30 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 59-35-15 all-time against Washington, a record that includes a road mark of 25-21-8. Thursday’s win ended a streak of six straight games in the series won by the home team, dating back to a 5-4 shootout L.A. win at Verizon Center on March 25, 2014. These teams will conclude their season series on March 8 at Staples Center.

-With the win, the Kings improved 12-3-0 versus the Eastern Conference, 4-0-0 versus the Metropolitan Division, 6-1 in games decided by three or more goals, 8-6-3 when their opponent scores first, 5-1-0 when tied after the first period, 8-1-0 when leading after the second period and 6-5-1 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles allowed the game’s first goal for the sixth consecutive game and the 17th time in 26 games.

-By outscoring the Capitals 2-0 in the third period, the Kings have now outscored their opponents 32-12 in third periods this season.

-Jussi Jokinen recorded his first game-winning goal since December 31, 2016 in a 3-1 win over Dallas. He has three points (1-2=3) and a plus-two rating in eight games since joining Los Angeles. In 42 career games against Washington, he has 14 goals and 30 points. His 14 career goals versus the Capitals is the most he has scored against any NHL team.

-In four games since returning from injury, Marian Gaborik has two goals and four points. He has been a plus-one in each game.

-With two assists, Trevor Lewis now has six points (3-3=6) and a plus-four rating over his last seven games.

-Adrian Kempe finished plus-one and now leads all NHL rookies with a plus-12 rating.

-Drew Doughty’s three-game assist streak came to an end.

-The Kings attempted 53 shots (27 on goal, 11 blocked, 15 missed). The Capitals attempted 65 shots (29 on goal, 17 blocked, 19 missed). Matt Niskanen led all skaters with five shots on goal, while Alex Iafallo and Tyler Toffoli tied with a team-high four shots.

-Los Angeles won 26-of-52 faceoffs (50%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-18, Nick Shore won 4-of-15, Nic Dowd won 6-of-7 and Jussi Jokinen won 4-of-5.

-Lead photo via Patrick McDermott/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.