Feb. 2 game notes - LA Kings Insider

Here are some notes after last night’s game…

— The Kings have won seven consecutive games, one short of the franchise record set in 1991-92 and 1972-73. This is the Kings’ first seven-game winning streak since Feb. 18-March 2, 1991.

— The Kings, at 34-19-3, have 71 points. That’s the second-highest number of points, after 56 games, in team history, tied with the 1980-81 team. The Kings have reached the 34-win mark faster (in terms of games) than any team in franchise history.

— The Kings improved to 27-4-3 when scoring first, 21-0-0 when leading after two periods and 19-8-3 in one-goal games.

— Anze Kopitar, with a goal, extended his point streak to seven games (five goals, six assists). His career high is eight games (Nov. 28-Dec. 12, 2007).

— Jonathan Quick won his seventh consecutive games in goal, tying a team record for a goalie, set by Kelly Hrudey in 1991-92 and Robb Stauber in 1992-93. Quick has a 1.95 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage during his seven-game win streak. Quick has 32 wins this season, three away from tying Mario Lessard’s single-season record, set in 1980-81.

— Sean O’Donnell had one assist, for his 200th career NHL point.

— Ryan Smyth scored a goal and has four goals and three assists in his last eight games.

— Both teams had 21 shots on goal and were 0-for-3 on the power play.

— Kopitar played a team-high 24 minutes, 49 seconds. Drew Doughty led all Kings defensemen at 23:37.

— Randy Jones had a team-high four shots on goal and Matt Greene had team highs with four hits and three blocked shots (Jones also had three).

— The Kings won 17 of 37 faceoffs (46 percent).

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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.