Postgame notes (Nov. 27) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings lost for the sixth time in seven games, 2-1 to Chicago on Saturday night, and fell to ninth place in the Western Conference, tied in points with San Jose but ahead by goal differential.

— The Kings, after a 12-3-0 start, are now 13-9-0. Through 22 games last season, they were 13-7-2, so they are two points behind last season’s pace.

— The last time the Kings recorded only two points during any seven-game span was when they went 1-6-0 from Feb. 19-March 3, 2009.

— The Kings have been outscored 27-15 in regulation in the past seven games and have totaled only four goals in their last three games.

— The Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play (a 5-on-3 goal) and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. They remain the NHL’s only team not to have allowed a power-play goal at home this season.

— Chicago outshot the Kings 23-22, including 10-3 in the second period. The Kings have recorded 26 or fewer shots in three of their last four games.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 22 shots but lost for the third time in his last four starts.

— Anze Kopitar scored a 5-on-3 goal, his eighth goal of the season and his third power-play goal. Kopitar now has two goals in his last three games.

— Jack Johnson assisted on Kopitar’s goal, for his team-high eighth power-play assist of the season (and his team-high 14th assist overall). Johnson also had a minus-1 rating and is minus-11 in his last seven games.

— Ryan Smyth assisted on Kopitar’s goal but also had a minus-2 rating. Smyth has one goal and two assists in his last three games.

— Dustin Brown had a team-high five shots on goal. Brown and Matt Greene were credited with a team-high five hits each and Rob Scuderi was credited with a team-high five blocked shots.

— Jack Johnson played a team-high 26 minutes, 48 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 23:25.

— The Kings won 22 of 48 faceoffs (46 percent). Michal Handzus won 11 of 12 draws (92 percent) while Anze Kopitar lost 14 of 18 draws (22 percent).

— The Kings are now 3-7-0 when allowing the first goal, 2-6-0 when trailing after the second period and 0-4-0 when trailing after the first period.

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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.