January 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 49-67-19 all-time against New York, a record that includes a home mark of 28-29-12. The Kings finished the season series with a 1-1-0 record against the Rangers, with each team winning at home by 4-2 scores.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 16-6-1 against the Eastern Conference, 7-3-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 6-6 in two-goal games, 12-14-3 when their opponent scores first, 6-11-3 when trailing after one period, 13-1-1 when leading after two periods, 12-7-2 when outshooting their opponent and 2-6-0 in January.

-Tanner Pearson’s second period goal ended a stretch of 362:52 in which the Kings did not hold a lead at any point. Prior to that goal, their previous lead was 2-1 in the second period of the eventual 4-3 loss at Calgary on January 4.

-With two assists, Drew Doughty (295 assists) moved two assists past Jim Fox (293 assists) for sole possession of ninth place on the team’s all-time assist list. By playing in his 735th game, he moved within one game played of Butch Goring (736 games) for eighth place on the team’s all-time games played list.

-By assisting on Trevor Lewis’ goal, Dustin Brown (292 assists) moved within one assist of Jim Fox (293 assists) for 10th place on the team’s all-time assist list.

-By playing in his 463rd game, Alec Martinez moved within one game of Matt Greene (464 games) for ninth place on the team’s all-time list of games played by a defenseman.

-With his second period goal, Jake Muzzin (43 goals / 15 power play goals) moved within one goal of Garry Galley (44 goals) for ninth place on the team’s all-time list of goals by a defenseman and one power play goal of Garry Galley (16 power play goals) on the team’s all-time list of power play goals by a defenseman.

-Derek Forbort logged a career-high 26:52 of ice time.

-Michael Amadio’s 12:34 of game time was the first time he had logged more than 10 minutes in his career.

-Kevin Gravel logged 9:11 of ice time, the second lowest total in the game, but finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles attempted 56 shots (30 on goal, 16 blocked, 10 missed). New York attempted 46 shots (23 on goal, 11 blocked, 12 missed). Kevin Gravel, Drew Doughty and Trevor Lewis finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal. No New York skater logged more than two shots on goal.

-The Kings won 27-of-53 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 16-of-24, Alex Iafallo won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 5-of-7, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-2, Michael Amadio won 2-of-7, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-3 and Tyler Toffoli won 0-of-1.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Monday, January 22.

-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.