Postgame notes (Nov. 22) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings held the lead late in the second period, but lost to the Ottawa Senators, 4-3, for their fourth loss in their last five games.

— The Kings are still in second place in the Western Conference, but they are only three points ahead of eighth-place Vancouver and one point ahead of sixth-place Phoenix, which is now second in the Pacific Division.

— In the five games from Oct. 30 to Nov. 13, the Kings went 5-0 and allowed a total of four goals. In the next five games, from Nov. 15 to Nov. 22, the Kings went 1-4 and allowed 21 goals.

— The Kings outshot the Senators 30-19, the second time this season they have allowed fewer than 20 shots on goal in a game.

— The Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill. Their power-play percentage exactly increased, from 14.5 to 14.8, but they’re still ranked 24th in the league. Ryan Smyth’s second-period goal snapped an 0-for-13 power-play skid.

— Looking at the records, the Kings are now 5-6-0 on the road and 3-5-0 when allowing the first goal of a game. They had been 6-1-0 against Eastern Conference teams.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 16 of 19 shots. He is 1-2-0 in his last three games after a 10-1-0 start to the season.

— Anze Kopitar scored a first-period goal. Kopitar has recorded at least one point in seven of his last eight games (four goals, seven assists).

— Ryan Smyth scored a second-period goal, his first power-play goal of the season. Smyth has three goals in his last five games.

— Justin Williams assisted on Smyth’s goal. Williams has recorded at least one point in 13 of his last 14 games (seven goals, nine assists).

— Brad Richardson had a team-high four shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a team-high four hits and Drew Doughty was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 28 minutes, 37 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 22:49.

— The Kings won 25 of 54 faceoffs (46 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.