December 15 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 48-67-19 all-time against New York, a record that includes a road mark of 21-38-7. Including playoffs, the Kings fell to 7-4-1 in their last 12 trips to Manhattan. These teams will conclude their season series on January 21 at Staples Center.

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 14-5-0 against the Eastern Conference, 5-2-0 against the Metropolitan Division, 3-2-1 on the first night of back-to-back sets, 4-10-1 when scoring two goals or fewer, 5-3 in two-goal games, 9-8-3 when their opponents score first, 5-7-3 when trailing after one period, 3-8-3 when trailing after two periods and 9-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Marian Gaborik played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 19th player to have played his 1,000th game while in a Kings uniform, the 54th player to reach 1,000 games in the NHL who also played for the Kings (courtesy Elias Sports Bureau) and the 18th active player to play in 1,000 games. He became the 314th player in NHL history to have reached 1,000 games played.

-Los Angeles, which entered the night with the league’s top penalty kill, has allowed power play goals in four straight games for the first time this season. Prior to this stretch, they had allowed power play goals in back-to-back games only twice.

-Jussi Jokinen posted two assists, marking his first multi-point game since recording a goal and an assist in a 7-2 win over Toronto while with Florida on March 14, 2017. In 14 games with the Kings, he has one goal, five points and a plus-four rating.

-Dustin Brown played his 997th career game.

-Torrey Mitchell has goals in back-to-back games.

-Los Angeles attempted 73 shots (35 on goal, 25 blocked, 13 missed). New York attempted 50 shots (28 on goal, 14 blocked, 8 missed). 15 of 18 Rangers skaters blocked at least one shot. Drew Doughty led all skaters with six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 23-of-49 faceoffs (47%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-18, Nick Shore won 3-of-9, Jussi Jokinen won 2-of-6, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1 and Torrey Mitchell won 3-of-5.

-Lead photo via Jared Silber/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.