Postgame notes (March 19) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings had their season series against the Anaheim Ducks evened up when Corey Perry scored in overtime to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory Saturday night at Staples Center.

— With two games remaining in the season series, the Kings and Ducks have split their four games. The Kings hold a 5-4 edge in points because of last night’s overtime loss.

— The Kings remain in fifth place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of sixth-place Dallas, two points ahead of seventh-place Chicago (which has one game in hand) and eighth-place Nashville and three points ahead of ninth-place Anaheim.

— The Kings are 0-2-2 in their last four home games and 4-0-0 in their last four road games.

— The Kings outshot the Ducks 32-25. The Kings topped the 30-shot mark for the first time in their last nine games.

— The Kings went 0-for-6 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings have not scored a power-play goal in three consecutive games and have not allowed a power-play goal in nine consecutive games. Overall, the Kings have killed 29 consecutive opponents’ power plays.

— The Kings are now 20-12-3 at home, 9-16-4 when allowing the first goal, 4-10-2 when trailing after the first period, 4-18-2 when trailing after the second period, 8-6 in games that go beyond regulation and 19-8-6 in one-goal games.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of 25 shots. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in three of his last four starts.

— Dustin Brown scored the Kings’ goal. Brown has two goals and one assist in his last three games.

— Michal Handzus had an assist, his first assist in his last 11 games.

— Alexei Ponikarovsky had an assist. Ponikarovsky has four assists in his last four games.

— Justin Williams recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a team-high four hits and Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 26 minutes, 45 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all forwards in ice time at 24:08.

— The Kings won 28 of 49 faceoffs (57 percent). Jarret Stoll won 11 of 15 draws (73 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.