Postgame notes (Dec. 3) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings are 11-0-0 when leading after two periods this season, and are 13-3-2 when scoring first.

— The Kings are seven games above .500 for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

— The Kings went 1 for 4 on the power play and 2 for 3 on the penalty kill but failed on a two-man advantage that started late in the first period and lasted a full two minutes.

— Drew Doughty, in 29 games this season, has almost matched last season’s 81-game production. Doughty scored his seventh goal last night, compared to six last season, and has 21 points, compared to 27 last season. Doughty also scored his fourth power-play goal and his third game-winning goal of the season. Michal Handzus also has three game-winning goals.

— Brad Richardson, who had not recorded a point before Tuesday’s game at Anaheim, had a goal in that game and one goal and one assist against Ottawa.

— Randy Jones, who scored a goal, has four goals and five assists in 11 games with the Kings.

— Wayne Simmonds scored on a penalty shot — the first of his career — and extended his career-high point streak to five games (four goals, two assists). The Kings are now 14-for-41 all-time on penalty shots.

— Justin Williams, with two goals and one assist, had his second three-point game of the season. Williams also had a team-high four shots on goal.

— Jack Johnson had one assist and was credited with a team-high eight hits.

— Alexander Frolov had two assists for his fourth multi-point game of the season.

— Jonathan Quick made 27 saves. The Kings have allowed at least 30 shots on goal in five of their last six games. Ottawa had exactly 10 shots in each period.

— Michal Handzus is 39-for-53 on faceoffs in the last three games (73.6 percent).

— Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 24:11. Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 21:37.

— The Kings continued their recent surge in the faceoff circle by winning 32 of 51 draws (63 percent). Anze Kopitar was also 8 for 10.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

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.