December 1 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 76-99-26 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a road mark of 28-62-12. Including playoffs, the Kings have won 21 of the last 31 meetings between the teams. Both teams are 1-1-0 in the head-to-head match-up with one remaining game at Staples Center on March 10.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 4-5-3 versus the Western Conference, 1-2-1 versus the Central Division, 7-1 in three-goal games, 8-2-0 when scoring first, 6-2-0 when leading after one period, 9-1-0 when leading after two periods, 7-5-1 when outshot by their opponent and

-With the win, the Kings improced to 9-3-1 away from Staples Center. Their 19 road points are tied for the most points through 13 road games in club history (third time, also 1999-00 and 1980-81). The nine wins is also tied for the most road wins through the first 13 games in team history (second time, also 1980-81).

-By outscoring St. Louis 1-0 in the third period, Los Angeles has now outscored their opponents 33-12 in third periods this season.

-The Kings scored the first goal of the game, ending a six game streak in which they allowed the first goal. The last time they scored the first goal was in the 4-0 win over Florida on November 18.

-Los Angeles leads the NHL with a .931 save percentage. San Jose ranks second at .927.

-Adrian Kempe finished with a +1 rating and leads all NHL rookies with a +13. Defenseman Robert Hagg of Philadelphis ranks second at +11.

-The Kings attempted 42 shots (28 on goal, 9 blocked, 5 missed). The Blues attempted 70 shots (40 on goal, 15 blocked, 15 missed). Vladimir Tarasenko finished with a game-high six shots on goal, while Drew Doughty, Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown tied with a game-high four shots for L.A.

-Los Angeles won 25-of-58 faceoffs (43%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-25, Jonny Brodzinski won 0-of-1, Nick Shore won 5-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-2, Dustin Brown won 1-of-2, Nic Dowd won 1-of-3, Jussi Jokinen won 3-of-6 and Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2.

-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.