Postgame notes (Sept. 28) - LA Kings Insider

— Anze Kopitar had a game-high four points (all assists) while Jack Johnson had two goals and one assist. Five other Kings had multi-point nights, and goals went to Wayne Simmonds, Dustin Brown, Michal Handzus, Andrei Loktionov, Kyle Clifford and Ryan Smyth.

— In the battle of the rookie defensemen, Jake Muzzin was paired with Jack Johnson while Thomas Hickey was paired with Davis Drewiske. Hickey played 16:06, including 2:48 on the power play, had a minus-1 rating, two hits and two blocked shots. Muzzin played 20:14, including 3:20 on the power play, had a minus-1 rating, one shot on goal, two hits and three blocked shots.

— In the battle of the rookie centers, Loktionov had a goal, an assist and three shots on goal in 14:41 but lost 7 of 8 faceoffs. Schenn, in 14:41, had a high-profile fight, plus one shot on goal and lost 6 of 11 faceoffs.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Kings, including 16 of 17 in a busy second period.

— The Kings outshot the Ducks 42-27, including 23-7 in the first period and 14-3 in the third period.

— The Kings went 4-for-7 on the power play, including a 5-on-3 goal, and went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.

— Faceoffs continue to be a sticking point for the Kings, as they won only 23 of 60 (38 percent).

— Johnson and Alexei Ponikarovsky tied for the team high with six shots on goal. Johnson and Brown each had three hits. Muzzin had three blocked shots. Johnson played a game-high 25:32 while Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 20:50.

— There were two fights in the game, with Kevin Westgarth and George Parros in the first periods — two Princeton minds exchanging fists — and Brayden Schenn and Luca Sbisa in the third period. Drew Doughty and Bobby Ryan also received matching double-minor roughing penalties in the third period.

— The Kings are scheduled to report to the practice facility at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. No official word on whether there will be on-ice practice.

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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.