Postgame notes (March 9) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won the season series with Detroit by virtue of their 2-1 victory over the Red Wings on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena.

— The Kings went 3-0-1 against Detroit this session, with one of the wins coming in overtime. In the three wins, the Kings outscored the Red Wings by a combined margin of 10-3. In the loss, the Kings were outscored 7-4. The Kings are 5-1-0 in their last six games against the Red Wings.

— The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 15 consecutive opponents’ power plays, over parts of the last four games. The Kings had been scoreless on 12 consecutive power plays until Dustin Brown’s second-period game-winning power-play goal.

— The Red Wings outshot the Kings 29-26, including 11-3 in the first period.

— The Kings improved to 17-14-3 on the road, 9-15-3 when allowing the first goal, 4-9-1 when trailing after the first period, 20-0-1 when leading after the second period and 18-8-5 in one-goal games.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 28 of 29 shots for the victory. Quick went 2-0 in Joe Louis Arena this season and stopped 79 of 80 shots.

— In a late scoring change, Alexei Ponikarovsky was credited with the game-winning, second-period power-play goal.

— Anze Kopitar scored a goal, giving him 21 goals for the season. Kopitar has four goals and seven assists in his last eight games.

— Alec Martinez had a power-play assist, for his first power-play assist of the season to go with two power-play goals.

— Dustin Penner had an assist. Penner has one goal and two assists in four games with the Kings.

— Justin Williams had an assist. Williams has one goal and three assists in his last three games.

— Dustin Penner recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Drew Doughty and Matt Greene each were credited with a game-high four hits and Greene and Jack Johnson each were credited with a game-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 26 minutes, 48 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all forwards in ice time at 22:07.

— The Kings won 27 of 45 faceoffs (60 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 16 draws (75 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.