Postgame notes (Jan. 18) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings lost for the ninth time in their last 11 games, as they fell to the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night.

— The Kings’ quick two-game trip to the Midwest ended with identical 2-1 losses to Dallas and St. Louis. The Kings have now totaled 10 goals in their last seven losses.

— Three weeks ago today, after their loss to Phoenix, the Kings were in fourth place in the Western Conference. Now they’re in 12th place, after being passed by St. Louis after last night’s game.

— The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. They have now failed to score a power-play goal in five consecutive games and are scoreless in their last 13 power-play chances. The Kings have allowed opponents to have five power-play chances in each of their last three games.

— The Kings now have a 9-8-1 record in one-goal games. At one point this season, they were 8-2-0 in one-goal games.

— The Kings outshot the Blues 27-26. They have held opponents to 26 or fewer shots in four consecutive games, but the Kings have failed to reach 30 shots in seven of their last nine games.

— The Kings are now 9-13-0 on the road, 6-13-1 when allowing the game’s first goal and 2-7-1 when trailing after the first period.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 26 shots, but Quick has now lost six of his last seven decisions. Quick allowed fewer than three goals for the first time in his last five starts.

— Kyle Clifford scored the Kings’ goal, on a deflection of Matt Greene’s slap shot. The goal was Clifford’s fourth of the season.

— Matt Greene got an assist on Kyle Clifford’s goal for his third assist of the season. Greene had gone 10 consecutive games without a goal. The goal was initially credited to Greene, and would have broke his streak of 60 consecutive games without a goal.

— Brad Richardson got an assist on the goal, his fourth assist of the season. Richardson had gone seven consecutive games without a point.

— Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis and Justin Williams all tied for the team high with four shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high five hits and Matt Greene was credited with a team-high six blocked shots, the highest blocked-shot total for any Kings player in a game this season.

— Drew Doughty played a team-high 24 minutes, 56 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 23:38.

— The Kings won 33 of 58 faceoffs (57 percent). Michal Handzus won 11 of 16 draws (69 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.