Postgame notes (Oct. 25) - LA Kings Insider

Here are some notes from last night’s Kings-Minnesota game…

— Jarret Stoll and Anze Kopitar had power-play goals and the Kings beat Minnesota 3-2 in a shootout. It was the second time this season that the Kings won a game without scoring an even-strength goal, following their 2-1 season-opening win at Vancouver.

— For the second consecutive game, the Kings killed a five-minute penalty. This time, Dustin Brown got the major, plus a game misconduct, for a hit to the head on Minnesota’s Antti Miettinen. The Kings killed the penalty, keeping the score at 2-1 in the second period.

— The Kings outshot the Wild 34-22. The Kings have recorded at least 30 shots in five of eight games this season, and the 22 Wild shots were the fewest by a Kings opponent this season. The Kings are now 3-1 when outshooting their opponents.

— The Kings went 2-for-7 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill against a Minnesota team that started the night with the NHL’s most-efficient power-play unit. After a 1-for-22 start, the Kings’ power play is 4-for-12 in its last two games. The Kings had a season-high 12 power-play shots on goal.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 20 shots to improve his personal record to 5-1 this season.

— The Kings improved to 2-0 in shootouts this season.

— Anze Kopitar had one goal and one assist. Kopitar did not score a goal in his first four games, but now has three goals in his last four games, plus five assists in eight games this season.

— Jack Johnson had two assists for his first multi-point game of the season and has three power-play assists in the last two games.

— Jarret Stoll had a power-play goal, his third goal in eight games this season.

— Jack Johnson led the Kings in ice time, at 29:28. Anze Kopitar led all forwards at 24:37. Johnson and Justin Williams each had a team-high five shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with four hits and seven Kings were each credited with two blocked shots.

— The Kings won 38 of 77 faceoffs (49 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 14 draws (64 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.