Postgame notes (Jan. 17) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings started their stretch of road play with a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday night. The game started a stretch in which the Kings will play 13 of 16 games on the road.

— The Kings were outshot 27-24, including 13-8 in the second period. The Kings have recorded 25 or fewer shots in three consecutive games, and have held opponents under 30 shots on goal in eight of their last nine games.

— The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 0-for-9 on the power play in their last four games, after going 4-for-11 in their previous three games. The Kings had been 10-for-10 on the penalty kill in their previous four games.

— The Kings are now 18-8-0 when scoring the first goal (they started the season 17-3-0). The Kings are now 10-3-0 when leading after the first period (they started the season 10-1-0). The Kings are now 9-7-1 in one-goal games (they started the season 8-2-0). The Kings are now also 9-12-0 on the road this season and 3-14-1 when trailing after the second period.

— Jonathan Bernier stopped 25 of 27 shots, including all 19 shots he faced at even strength. Bernier has allowed only four goals in his last six periods, after allowing 11 goals in his previous five periods.

— Justin Williams scored a first-period goal, and is now tied for the team lead with 17 goals, with Dustin Brown and Ryan Smyth. Williams has 17 goals in 45 games this season. He had 10 goals in 49 games last season. Williams has not gone more than two consecutive games without recording a point this season.

— Anze Kopitar assisted on the goal. Kopitar has one goal and 11 assists in his last 11 games. Kopitar also played in his 300th consecutive game, 24 short of tying the franchise record held by Marcel Dionne.

— Jack Johnson failed to convert on a penalty shot in the final minute. It was the Kings’ second penalty-shot attempt of the season. Dustin Brown scored on a penalty-shot attempt on Nov. 13 against the New York Islanders.

— Jack Johnson and Ryan Smyth were each credited with a team-high three shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a team-high five hits and Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high four blocked shots.

— Rob Scuderi led the Kings in ice time, at 23:15. Jarret Stoll led all Kings forwards in ice time at 21:11.

— The Kings won 31 of 56 faceoffs (55 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 19 draws (63 percent) while Michal Handzus won 5 of 13 draws (38 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


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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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