The National Hockey League All-Star Game is 12 days away and the Los Angeles Kings will be represented by two players. This past week it was announced the Kings will be represented by two Canadian Olympic gold medalists in center Jeff Carter of London, Ontario and defenseman Drew Doughty of London, Ontario.
Carter leads the Kings with 23 goals, 40 points, seven power play goals, 11 power play points, one shorthanded goal, eight game winning goals and 134 shots on goal. Carter's eight game winning goals leads the NHL and is second in the NHL in goals. He only trails Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins who has 27 goals. Carter also has 17 assists, is a +4, 16 penalty minutes, 48 hits, 19 blocked shots and 413 faceoff wins.
Doughty meanwhile is tied for fourth in the Kings in scoring with 23 points, and is their top defenseman in points. He is also a +8 with 28 penalty minutes, 69 hits, 68 blocked shots, one faceoff win, ten power play points and 108 shots on goal.
This past week, the Kings posted a record of two wins and one loss. They beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Wednesday, the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in overtime on Saturday and then lost 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. Jake Muzzin and Tanner Pearson each had two goals in the Kings win over the Blues, while Carter had the overtime winner in the Kings win over the Jets. This week the Kings play host to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday before they travel to New York where they play the Islanders on Saturday and the Rangers on Monday.
The Kings are currently fifth in the Pacific Division with 48 points. They are still in a playoff spot however as they have one more point than the Nashville Predators, who are third place in the Central Division with 47 points.
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