Postgame notes/video (Dec. 9) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won their third consecutive game by beating Calgary 2-1 on Thursday night at Staples Center.

— Under coach Terry Murray, the Kings had been 1-8 against Calgary and had totaled only 12 goals in those nine games.

— Anze Kopitar scored the game-winning goal, his third consecutive game-winning goal, and also has four goals in his last five games and five goals in his last seven games.

— Kyle Clifford scored his first NHL goal, in the first period of his 22nd NHL game.

— The Kings went 1-for-6 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings had been the NHL’s only team not to allow a power-play goal at home this season. They had been 45-for-45 until Olli Jokinen’s third-period goal.

— The Kings are 11-2-0 at home this season, the best 13-game home start since the 1992-93 team started 12-1-0 at home.

— The Kings are now 8-2-0 in one-goal games, 12-2-0 when scoring first, 6-1-0 when leading after the first period and 8-0-0 when leading after two periods.

— The Kings outshot the Flames 32-27. In the teams’ previous meeting this season, on Oct. 10 in Calgary, the Flames outshot the Kings 32-22.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 26 of 27 shots. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in five consecutive starts.

— Wayne Simmonds assisted on Kyle Clifford’s goal, breaking a seven-game scoreless streak for Simmonds.

— Dustin Brown assisted on Anze Kopitar’s goal and has an assist in three consecutive games.

— Jack Johnson also assisted on Anze Kopitar’s goal, and Johnson is now tied for the team lead with 15 assists.

— Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Ryan Smyth each had four shots on goal. Brown was credited with a team-high six hits while Alec Martinez and Smyth were each credited with two blocked shots.

— The Kings won 32 of 56 faceoffs (57 percent).

— Jack Johnson led the Kings in ice time at 24:15. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 22:45.

Also, here’s the latest Kings postgame video, with a different look…

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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.