February 26 Postgame Notes - LA Kings Insider

– The Kings won their first game against the Vegas Golden Knights, a 3-2 overtime victory. Los Angeles is now 1-1-1 against Vegas overall and 1-0-1 at home against the Golden Knights.

– The Kings improved to 16-15-4 against the Western Conference and 9-10-3 against the Pacific Division.

– The Kings picked up their 31st overtime win since the NHL went to the 3-on-3 OT format. This is most in the league over that timeframe.

– Forward Dustin Brown scored the game-winning goal on the power play in overtime. Brown’s four game-winners are tied for second on the Kings. His six power play goals are tops on the team.

– Forward Anze Kopitar scored a goal and notched two assists. He has recorded 28 points in 24 games since the start of the New Year.

– Forward Jeff Carter scored his first goal of the season. It was also his first point in the two games since his return from suffering a cut that required surgery to repair a tendon in his ankle in October. It was also Carter’s first goal since March 29, 2017. Carter played 19:45 and fired eight shots on goal.

– Defenseman Dion Phaneuf notched his first assist as a King. He now has three goals and one assist in the seven games since he was acquired from the Ottawa Senators.

– Defenseman Drew Doughty notched an assist and now has 43 points in 63 games this season. Last year he had 44 points in 82 games.

– Forward Tyler Toffoli notched an assist and now how three points in his last four games.

– Goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped 37 of 39 shots on goal. In his last nine games, Quick has held a 2.15 goal-against average and .935 save percentage.

– The Kings will play at the Golden Knights Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Lead photo via  Adam Pantozzi/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.