Postgame notes (Nov. 11) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings got third-period goals from Justin Williams and Jack Johnson to break a 1-1 tie and beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 at Staples Center on Thursday night. The Kings have now won five consecutive games and seven of their last eight.

— The Kings tied the franchise record for most points after 14 games, with 22. The 1974-75 team got off to a 9-1-4 start.

— The Kings are 7-0-0 at home, tying the franchise record for most consecutive home wins to start a season. The 1975-76 and 1980-81 teams also started with seven wins.

— The Kings went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and are now the league’s No. 1 team in penalty-kill efficiency (91.5 percent). The Kings have now killed 17 consecutive penalties and are 26-for-26 on the penalty kill at home this season. The Kings were 2-for-8 on the power play and are 18th in the league in power-play efficiency (15.8). The Kings had season-highs in the number of power-play chances and power-play shots on goal (14).

— The Kings outscored the Stars 2-0 in the third period and, overall, have outscored opponents 16-8 in the third period this season.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 27 shots to improve his record to 9-1-0, raise his save percentage to .944 and lower his goals-against average to 1.58.

— Justin Williams scored a goal, his third game-winning goal of the season. Williams has an eight-game point streak (five goals, five assists), one short of tying his career high.

— Jack Johnson had one goal and one assist and has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in his last eight games.

— Anze Kopitar had two assists and has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in his last 13 games.

— The Kings outshot the Stars 29-28.

— Dustin Brown recorded game-highs with seven shots on goal and six hits. Drew Doughty had a team-high three blocked shots.

— The Kings won 36 of 78 faceoffs (42 percent).

— Drew Doughty played a team-high 27 minutes, 10 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 25:29.

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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.