February 19 Postgame Notes - LA Kings Insider

– Los Angeles is now 97-111-29 all-time against the Chicago Blackhawks and 39-65-17 on the road following their 3-1 victory at the United Center.

– The Kings improved to 14-13-4 against the Western Conference and 6-4-1 against the Central Division.

– The Kings improved to 3-3-0 on their seven-game road-trip. They finish the trip Tuesday at the Winnipeg Jets.

– Goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped 27 shots on goal Monday. In his last six games, Quick has compiled a .936 save percentage, stopping 160 of 171 shots on goal. All these games have been part of the Kings’ seven-game road-trip.

– Defenseman Dion Phaneuf scored his second goal with the Kings. Phaneuf also played 21:51 in the game, his third since a trade to Los Angeles from the Ottawa Senators. He has five goals total on the season in 56 games played.

– Defenseman Alec Martinez assisted on Phaneuf’s goal, which came on the power play. Martinez has nine power play points, which is tied for fourth-most on the team. His eight power play assists rank third on the Kings.

– Forward Nate Thompson notched his first point with the Kings following the trade from Ottawa, an assist on forward Torrey Mitchell’s first period goal. Thompson also played 15:21 and went 7-for-16 on faceoffs.

– Forward Andy Andreoff’s goal was his fifth point in his last six games. He has one goal and four assists over that stretch.

– Mitchell’s goal was his second of this road-trip. He also scored a goal at the Carolina Hurricanes. Mitchell went 3-for-4 on faceoffs against Chicago.

– Forward Michael Amadio notched an assist. He has three points in his last two games. It’s the first time in his NHL career he has notched points in back-to-back games.

– Forward Kyle Clifford notched an assist and has four points in his last seven games – two goals and two assists.

– Forward Jonny Brodzinski notched an assist and has points in back-to-back games. He has four points in his last six games.

– A total of nine Kings players made the score-sheet in their game at the Blackhawks.

– Tyler Toffoli fired six shots on goal, which tied for his second-highest total of the season. He had fired six shots on goal four other times this year. Also his 18:52 of ice-time was his fifth-highest total of the season.

– Anze Kopitar won 14 of 25 faceoffs and played a total of 23:39.

– Patrick Sharp’s goal was his 22nd in his career against the Kings.

– The Kings will play Tuesday at the Jets. They are not scheduled to skate the morning before the game. 

Lead photo via Jonathan Daniel/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.