Feb. 4 game notes - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s games, plus a bonus video at the end…

— The Kings have tied a franchise record with their eight-game winning streak (also done in 1991-92 and 1972-73). The Kings are also 10-1 in their last 11 games.

— Anze Kopitar has an eight-game point streak (seven goals, eight assists), which ties his career-high (also done Nov. 28-Dec. 12, 2007). Kopitar’s four-point night (two goals, two assists) tied a career high (Feb. 16, 2009). The Kings have a 17-3-0 record when Kopitar scores a goal this season.

— Jack Johnson reached career highs with three assists and four points.

— Michal Handzus (one goal, two assists), Wayne Simmonds (one goal, one assist) and Alexander Frolov (two goals) also had multi-point games.

— Jonathan Quick has won eight consecutive games, a record for a Kings goaltender (previous mark was seven, held by Robb Stauber and Kelly Hrudey). Quick is 13-3-0 in his last 16 games. Quick leads all NHL goalies with 33 wins, two short of the Kings single-season record (Mario Lessard had 35 in 1980-81).

— The Kings have 73 points, their second-best mark after 57 games. This team is also the fastest in team history to reach 35 wins.

— The Kings went 2-for-2 on the power play. After an 0-for-27 stretch in their previous six games, the Kings are now 7-for-18 on the power play in their last six games.

— The Kings improved to 22-0-0 when leading after two periods.

— The Kings are 3-0-0 against the Ducks this season and 12-4-1 against the Pacific Division.

— Drew Doughty played a team-high 25 minutes, 15 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 22:15.

— Kopitar and Handzus tied for the team high with five shots on goal each. Brandon Segal had a team-high five hits and Matt Greene had a team-high three blocked shots.

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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.