Postgame notes (March 13) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from yesterday’s game…

— The Kings got a game-winning goal from Michal Handzus with 20.8 seconds remaining as they beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at American Airlines Center.

— The Kings improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and 10-1-3 in their last 14 road games.

— The Kings now lead the season series against Dallas, 3-1-1, with an April 2 game at Staples Center remaining.

— The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings are 20-for-20 on the penalty kill in their last six games and have killed 21 consecutive opponents’ power plays.

— The Kings outshot the Stars 30-23, including 12-6 in the third period.

— The Kings improved to 19-14-3 on the road, 30-10-2 when scoring first, 18-3-2 when leading after the first period, 22-0-1 when leading after the second period and 19-8-5 in one-goal games. The Kings are 32-7-2 when they score three or more goals and 31-6-2 when they allow two or fewer goals.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 21 of 23 shots and became the first goalie in Kings history to record 30 wins in back-to-back seasons. Quick has a 30-17-2 record this season. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in three consecutive starts.

— Michal Handzus scored the game-winning goal, his 10th goal of the season and his second game-winning goal of the season.

— Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal, his 11th goal of the season and his fifth power-play goal of the season.

— Dustin Penner scored a goal. Penner has recorded at least one point in five consecutive games, and has two goals and three assists in six games with the Kings.

— Alexei Ponikarovsky had two assists, including one on the power play, for his second multi-point game of the season and his first multi-assist game of the season.

— Jarret Stoll a power-play assist. Stoll has four power-play points in his last eight games.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist. Kopitar played in his 324th consecutive game, which tied the Kings franchise record set by Marcel Dionne from 1978-82. Kopitar’s streak started in March 2007. Kopitar has recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 games and has seven goals and eight assists in his last 10 games.

— Justin Williams had one assist. Williams has recorded at least one assist in five consecutive games and has two goals and six assists in his last five games.

— Wayne Simmonds had one assist, his 13th of the season.

— Dustin Brown played in his 500th career NHL game and became the 18th player to play at least 500 games for the Kings.

— Jack Johnson and Willie Mitchell each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a team-high seven hits. Mitchell and Michal Handzus each were credited with a team-high four blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a team-high 26 minutes, 39 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all forwards in ice time at 23:01.

— The Kings won 28 of 53 faceoffs (53 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 21 draws (62 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.