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The View from Chicago

Chicago Tribune Observations from the Blackhawks' 3-0 win over the Kings "...the Hawks looked as sharp as they have all season. The penalty kill had its first error-free night and Jonathan Toews got on the board for the first time." Chicago SunTimes Corey Crawford, Marian Hossa lead Blackhawks t... Read More

The view from Philadelphia

NHL.COM Adam Kimelman: Lucic scores late, Kings defeat Flyers in shootout "The Los Angeles Kings acquired Milan Lucic with the hope that he could be a game-changing presence. So far the power forward has produced. He's scored a goal in six games, and the Kings have won all six, including a 3-... Read More

The view from Vancouver

VANCOUVER PROVINCE Ben Kuzma: Canucks 3 Kings 0: Buy-in evident in convincing win "With rookie Jake Virtanen making his NHL regular-season debut against the lethargic Los Angeles Kings and Jared McCann parked for the night, lines got the test-tube treatment with mixed results in a tidy 3-0 victo... Read More

The view from New York

NEW YORK POST Dan Martin: Islanders’ struggles at home continue with loss to Kings "Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the Kings didn’t improve the mood on Long Island. It was the Isles’ sixth loss in their past seven games and they are now 0-5-1 in their past six at the Coliseum. 'You don’t m... Read More

The view from Calgary

CANADIAN PRESS Kopitar’s two points lead Kings past Flames for eighth straight win The Kings scored on their first shot on goal at 4:05 of the first when Williams redirected a pass from Anze Kopitar past Ortio. Williams drove hard to the net and attempted to get his stick on the pass from Kopi... Read More

The view from Vancouver

VANCOUVER SUN Brad Ziemer: Canucks make 'statement,' Kings just win Vancouver played more than half of the first period short-handed and there was a parade to the penalty box all night long as two teams that clearly don’t like one another left it all on the ice. Move over Chicago Blackhawks, ... Read More

The view from Vancouver

VANCOUVER SUN Iain MacIntyre: Roberto Luongo comes back, but so do the Kings in Canucks' loss “Roberto Luongo came back. Unfortunately for the Vancouver Canucks, so did the Los Angeles Kings. Again. Just as they did in a home-ice loss to Los Angeles six weeks ago, the Canucks blew a third-p... Read More

The view from Buffalo

BUFFALO NEWS John Vogl: Bye-bye good vibrations, Sabres blanked in L.A. "The fun in the California sun didn’t last very long. Buffalo failed Thursday night in its attempt to build off a big win in San Jose, and the Sabres found themselves back in the loss column. Los Angeles’ power play mad... Read More
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The view from St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jeremy Rutherford: Kings crown Blues for 8th straight time Jeff Gordon: Blues must match Kings’ desperation Belleville News-Democrat Norm Sanders: Blues lose to Kings, drop further back in pack FOX Sports Midwest Video: Blues talk loss to Kings St. Louis ... Read More
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The view from Vancouver

Stories from Vancouver writers and quotes from the Canucks locker room: Ben Kuzma, The Province: Power-saving Canucks preserve win streak with narrow win over Kings Ben Kuzma, The Province: One tough 20-save shutout for Schneider Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun: Canucks only need 13 shots and gr... Read More
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The view from Phoenix’s Craig Morgan covered the two-game set at Staples Center and has a collection of relevant quotes in last night’s game story while analyzing Phoenix's performance. Video of Dave Tippett’s post-game press conference is also embedded, which means you can watch him refer to the... Read More
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.