Postgame notes (Feb. 26) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from yesterday’s game…

— The Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, for their fourth consecutive win over the Avalanche.

— The Kings won their fourth consecutive home game and improved to 11-1-3 in their last 15 games.

— The Kings outshot the Avalanche 42-17 and recorded a season high in shots on goal. The previous high had been 36 shots on goal.

— The Kings went 2-for-9 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill. The two power-play goals and nine power-play chances tied season highs.

— The Kings improved to 19-9-1 at home, 27-8-1 when scoring first, 16-3-1 when leading after the first period, 19-0-0 when leading after the second period and 16-8-4 in one-goal games. The Kings are 30-6-1 this season when scoring at least three goals and 20-2-0 when scoring at least four goals.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 14 of 17 shots for the win. Quick has a 9-1-1 record in his last 11 starts.

— Anze Kopitar had one goal and one assist. Kopitar now has 20 goals for the season, tying him with Dustin Brown, Ryan Smyth and Justin Williams for the team lead. Kopitar has now scored at least 20 goals in each of his first five NHL seasons. The last Kings player to do that was Luc Robitaille, who scored 20-plus goals in each of his first eight seasons. Kopitar has scored a goal in three consecutive games and has four goals and six assists in his last eight games. It was Kopitar’s 16th multi-point game of the season. The Kings have a 15-3-0 record this season when Kopitar scores a goal.

— Drew Doughty had one goal and one assist. both on the power play. Doughty now has four goals in his last seven games (and six goals in his last 11 games). It was Doughty’s 10th multi-point game of the season. The Kings have a 9-0-0 record this season when Doughty scores a goal.

— Jarret Stoll had one goal, on the power play. Three of Stoll’s 17 goals this season have come on the power play.

— Alec Martinez had one goal. Martinez had not scored a goal in 11 consecutive games but now has three points in his last four games.

— Ryan Smyth had one assist, his 400th assist in 1,049 NHL games. Smyth has one goal and two assists in his last three games.

— Brad Richardson had one assist, in his 300th career NHL game. Richardson has 14 points this season in 52 games, and five of those points have come in three games against Colorado, his former team.

— Wayne Simmonds had one assist. Simmonds has two goals and one assist in his last two games.

— Kyle Clifford had one assist, for his 10th point of the season.

— Trevor Lewis had one assist, his second assist in his last three games.

— Justin Williams had one assist. Williams has four assists in his last five games.

— Jack Johnson recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high four hits and Anze Kopitar and Willie Mitchell were each credited with two blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 25 minutes, 49 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all forwards in ice time at 24:14.

— The Kings won 39 of 63 faceoffs (62 percent). Jarret Stoll won 14 of 19 draws (74 percent) and Anze Kopitar won 16 of 23 draws (70 percent).

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#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


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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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