February 27 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles finished their inaugural season series with Vegas with a 2-1-1 record. Both teams finished the year 2-1-1 in the head to-head match-up, with each team winning in regulation at T-Mobile Arena and splitting overtime decisions at Staples Center. The Kings scored an aggregate 11 goals to the Golden Knights’ 10.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 17-15-4 against the Western Conference, 10-10-3 against the Pacific Division, 14-6 in three-goal games, 17-21-3 when their opponent scores first, 12-5-0 when tied after the first period, 19-1-1 when leading after the second period and 16-15-3 when outshot by their opponent. They finished February with an 8-6-0 record.

-By outscoring the Golden Knights 1-0, the Kings increased their league-best third period goal differential to +34.

-Jack Campbell, who was selected 11th overall by Dallas in the 2010 NHL Draft at Staples Center, earned his first career NHL win in his second career start and third overall appearance by stopping 41 of 42 shots. Over 140 career minutes of NHL action, he’s now 1-1-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.

-Anze Kopitar increased his point streak to three games (2-4=6). He has 30 points (10-20=30) in his last 25 games. With 70 points (27-43=70), he is 11 points shy of matching his career high of 81 (34-47=81), set in 2009-10.

-Tyler Toffoli increased his point streak to three games (2-1=3).

-Jeff Carter scored the 100th power play goal of his career.

-Derek Forbort registered eight blocked shots.

-Los Angeles attempted 47 shots (30 on goal, 10 blocked, 7 missed). Vegas attempted 70 shots (42 on goal, 18 blocked, 10 missed). Dion Phaneuf led all skaters with six shots on goal. All Golden Knights skaters finished with at least one shot on goal. Colin Miller was credited with eight shot attempts (four on goal, 2 blocked, 2 missed).

-The Kings won 28-of-69 faceoffs (41%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-5, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-21, Nate Thompson won 6-of-10 Michael Amadio won 1-of-6, Torrey Mitchell won 2-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 6 of 15. Los Angeles won only 3 of 14 power play faceoffs.

Wednesday, February 28 is an off-day for the team. The Kings’ next skate is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 in advance of that night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

-Lead photo via Ethan Miller/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.