Postgame notes (Nov. 20) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings lost all of a three-goal, second-period lead, but ended their three-game losing streak with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

— The Kings are now 3-0 in shootouts, and Michal Handzus has scored the sudden-death winner in two of the them. Handzus beat the Bruins in the sixth round Saturday, and beat the Minnesota Wild in the fifth round on Oct. 25 in Minnesota.

— The Kings were outshot 41-26, as they allowed a season high in shots on goal. The Kings had outshot their opponents in seven consecutive games but now have a 6-1-0 record in games in which they are outshot.

— The Kings improved to 7-0-0 when leading after two periods and evened their season road record to 5-5-0.

— Special teams went on the “loss” side again for the Kings, who went 0-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 38 of 41 shots, one save short of tying his season high. Quick also stopped all six shootout attempts. Quick improved his personal record this season to 11-2-0, including 5-1-0 on the road.

— Michal Handzus had one goal in addition to his shootout winner. Handzus has two goals in his last three games.

— Brad Richardson had one goal. Richardson had been without a point in 11 consecutive games since his hat trick Oct. 23 at Colorado.

— Jarret Stoll had one goal and has now recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 games. Stoll has also recorded at least one point in 14 of 19 games this season.

— Kevin Westgarth had a first-period assist for his first career NHL point.

— Trevor Lewis had two assists for his first points of the season and the first multi-point game of his NHL career.

— Rob Scuderi had one assist and now has five assists, all in his last 10 games. Scuderi had 11 assists in 73 games last season.

— Justin Williams had one assist and now has recorded at least one point in 12 of his last 13 games (seven goals, eight assists).

— Davis Drewiske had one assist, his fifth of the season.

— Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown each had a team-high three shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a game-high seven hits and Jack Johnson was credited with a game-high five blocked shots.

— The Kings won 25 of 68 faceoffs (37 percent).

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 29 minutes, 55 seconds (a season high for Doughty). Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 24:34.

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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.