Postgame notes (Oct. 21) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes coming out of last night’s game…

— Wayne Simmonds had his first two goals of the season but the Kings lost to Phoenix 4-2 after trailing 3-0 early in the second period.

— The Kings had their three-game winning streak snapped and are now 4-2 this season. They have allowed a shorthanded goal in each of their losses.

— The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and are 1-for-22 for the season, the worst power-play efficiency rate in the NHL. The Kings have scored one power-play goal this season and allowed two shorthanded goals.

— The Kings went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and are 24-for-26 on the season, with one of those goals going into an empty net.

— The Kings outshot the Coyotes 30-27 after being outshot 16-7 in the first period.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of 26 shots and suffered his first loss of the season. Quick had allowed a total of three goals in his first three games, but allowed three goals in the first 26 minutes against Phoenix.

— Brayden Schenn assisted on Wayne Simmonds’ first goal for Schenn’s first-ever NHL point.

— Peter Harrold, who replaced injured defenseman Drew Doughty in the Kings’ lineup, made his season debut. Harrold played 20 minutes, 59 seconds, and had one shot on goal and an even rating.

— Justin Williams had a game-high six shots on goal. Brayden Schenn and Alexei Ponikarovsky each were credited with a game-high four hits and Jack Johnson was credited with a game-high three blocked shots.

— Jack Johnson led the Kings in ice time at 25:10. Jarret Stoll led all Kings forwards at 17:31.

— The Kings won 31 of 61 faceoffs (51 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.