March 3 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 97-112-29 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes a home mark of 58-47-12. The loss ended a four-game home winning streak against the Blackhawks and denied the Kings the opportunity to sweep the season series for the first time since 1998-99, the second of back-to-back 4-0-0 head-to-head records. By having won twice at United Center earlier this year, Los Angeles had already clinched a winning record in the season series for the third consecutive year.

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 17-16-4 against the Western Conference, 7-6-1 against the Central Division, 9-9 in two-goal games, 18-22-3 when their opponent scores first, 11-17-3 when trailing after one period, 20-2-1 when leading after two periods and 19-10-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Los Angeles allowed the game’s first goal for the seventh consecutive game. They’ve been out-scored 7-1 in first periods over that span and 63-40 overall in first periods. Their minus-23 first period goal differential is the worst in the league.

-Dustin Brown (0-1=1) registered his 300th career assist on Alec Martinez’s goal. He is the 10th player in Kings history to reach 300 assists.

-By scoring his ninth goal of the season and his third in the last two games, Alex Iafallo (1-0=1) extended his point streak to three games (3-1=4).

-Anze Kopitar (0-1=1) recorded his 44th assist of the season on Alec Martinez’s goal. Since January 1, Kopitar ranks tied for fifth in the NHL with 31 points (10-21=31).

-Tyler Toffoli’s point streak was snapped at four games (2-2=4).

-Dion Phaneuf’s assist and point streak was snapped at three games (0-3=3).

-Los Angeles attempted 54 shots (32 on goal, 10 blocked, 12 missed). Chicago attempted 60 shots (25 on goal, 19 blocked, 16 missed). Dustin Brown led all skaters with six shots on goal. With the exception of Derek Forbort, all Kings recorded at least one shot on goal.

-The Kings won 32-of-61 faceoffs (52%), winning 29 of 45 over the final two periods. Adrian Kempe won 1-of-4, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-21, Nate Thompson won 7-of-10, Michael Amadio won 3-of-5, Torrey Mitchell won 3-of-9 and Jeff Carter won 5-of-12.

Sunday, March 4 is an off-day for the Kings. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5.

-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.