Postgame notes (March 3) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won in Dustin Penner’s debut, as goalie Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves and the Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 1-0 on Thursday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings recorded their eighth shutout of the season, following Jonathan Quick’s 1-0 win over Tampa Bay on Nov. 4, Quick’s 5-0 win over Detroit on Dec. 13, Quick’s 5-0 win over Colorado on Dec. 21, Quick’s 4-0 win over San Jose on Dec. 27, Quick’s 2-0 win over Boston on Jan. 24, Bernier’s 1-0 shootout loss to Minnesota on Feb. 1 and Quick’s 1-0 win over Philadelphia on Feb. 13. The Kings have been shut out five times this season.

— The Kings have now allowed a total of 43 goals in their last 21 games — an average of 2.05 per game — and have allowed two or fewer goals in 14 of their last 21 games.

— The Coyotes outshot the Kings 25-18, as the Kings matched a season-low in shots on goal. The Kings also had 18 shots on goal on Feb. 23 at Anaheim, and won that game 3-2.

— The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. In their last four games, the Kings are 5-for-19 on the power play (26.3 percent).

— The Kings improved to 20-10-1 at home, 28-9-1 when scoring the first goal and 17-8-4 in one-goal games.

— Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and his third career shutout. In his last seven starts, Bernier has a 4-1-2 record and has allowed two or fewer goals in six of those seven starts. Since Jan. 6, Bernier has lowed his goals-against average from 3.26 to 2.56, and raised his save percentage from .888 to .908.

— Jarret Stoll scored the game’s only goal, a third-period power-play goal. Stoll now has 18 goals in 64 games this season. Stoll had 16 goals in 73 games last season. Stoll now has four power-play goals this season, and his last two goals have come on the power play.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist. Kopitar has now recorded at least one point in five consecutive games, with three goals and five assists, and has 13 points in his last 10 games.

— Ryan Smyth had one assist. Smyth has three assists in his last four games, including two power-play assists.

— Dustin Penner made his Kings debut, played 16 minutes, 45 seconds — including 1:56 on the power play — and recorded a team-high five hits.

— Dustin Brown and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Rob Scuderi had a game-high nine blocked shots, the most for any Kings player in a game this season (Matt Greene had six blocked shots on Jan. 18 at St. Louis).

— Rob Scuderi led all Kings in ice time at 27 minutes, 8 seconds (a season-high). Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 21:41.

— The Kings won 34 of 62 faceoffs (55 percent). Jarret Stoll won 16 of 21 draws (76 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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