Postgame notes (Jan. 22) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes for the first time this season, in four tries, with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night at Arena.

— The Kings led 3-0 after less than 14 minutes in the first period and outshot the Coyotes 10-0 in the first eight-plus minutes, but then allowed three consecutive goals before Jarret Stoll scored the game-winning goal just under five minutes into the third period.

— The Kings had been 0-4-1 in their previous five games against the Coyotes and had lost three consecutive games in Arizona.

— The Kings scored three goals in the game’s first 13 minutes, 33 seconds. They had totaled two goals in their previous 181 minutes, 50 seconds.

— The Kings have a 21-7-0 record when scoring at least three goals in a game. The Kings improved to 10-13-0 — and broke a three-game road losing streak — and 19-8-0 when scoring the first goal, 11-3-0 when leading after the first period and 10-8-1 in one-goal games.

— The Kings outshot the Coyotes 33-26. The Kings have held opponents to 28 or fewer shots in seven consecutive games and in 11 of their last 12 games. Every Kings skater except Willie Mitchell recorded at least one shot on goal, and none had more than three shots on goal.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 0-for-22 on the power play in their last seven games.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of 26 starts, stopped a personal four-game losing streak and improved his record to 20-14-1. Quick became the third goalie in Kings history to record at least 20 wins in three consecutive seasons. Rogie Vachon (six seasons, 1972-78) and Kelly Hrudey (three seasons, 1989-92) are the others.

— Jarret Stoll scored the game-winning goal. Stoll now has 14 goals in 48 games this season, including three goals in his last five games. He had 16 goals in 73 games last season.

— Justin Williams had a first-period goal, and now is the team leader with 18 goals this season. Williams has two goals in his last four games.

— Drew Doughty had a first-period goal, his fourth goal of the season. Doughty has two goals in his last five games.

— Alec Martinez had a first-period goal. After scoring two goals in his first five games, Martinez had gone 22 games without a goal.

— Ryan Smyth had two assists. Smyth had gone five consecutive games without a point, and recorded his seventh multi-point game of the season.

— Matt Greene had one assist. Greene has four assists for the season, including two assists in his last three games.

— Jack Johnson had one assist. Johnson ranks second on the Kings with 29 assists and broke a four-game streak without a point.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist. Kopitar is tied for 11th in the NHL in points (48) and is tied for 13th in the NHL in assists (32). Kopitar has one goal and two assists in his last five games.

— Brad Richardson had one assist. Richardson has two assists in his last three games.

— Six different Kings each had three shots on goal. Four different Kings each were credited with four hits. Matt Greene had a team-high three blocked shots, and 13 of the Kings’ 18 skaters recorded at least one blocked shot.

— Anze Kopitar led the Kings in ice time, at 22 minutes, 41 seconds. Drew Doughty led all Kings defensemen in ice time at 22:23.

— The Kings won 41 of 70 faceoffs (59 percent). Michal Handzus won 14 of 19 draws (74 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


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.