Postgame notes (March 21) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won the season series with Calgary for the first time in a decade as they beat the Flames 2-1 in a shootout on Monday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings went 3-1-0 against Calgary this season, the first time since 2000-01 that they won the series. The Kings also went 3-1-0 against Calgary that season.

— The Kings have held opponents to two or fewer goals in six of their last seven games, but they have also totaled only two regulation goals in their last three games.

— The Flames outshot the Kings 28-27.

— The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings have now failed to score a power-play goal in four consecutive games and have not allowed a power-play goal in 10 consecutive games. Overall, the Kings have successfully killed 35 consecutive opponents’ power plays.

— The Kings improved to 21-12-3 at home, 32-10-2 when scoring the first goal, 8-2 in shootouts and 20-8-6 in one-goal games.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 27 of 28 shots in regulation and overtime, and two of Calgary’s three shootout attempts. Quick is 8-0 in shootouts this season, having stopped 30 of 36 attempts (83.3 percent) and has a career record of 20-7 in shootouts. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his last six starts.

— Jarret Stoll scored a goal, his 19th goal of the season. Stoll’s career high for goals is 22, set in 2005-06 with Edmonton. Stoll also scored on his shootout attempt and is 7-for-8 in shootout attempts this season (he is 11-for-21 in his career).

— Brad Richardson had an assist, his 11th assist of the season.

— Wayne Simmonds had an assist, his 14th assist of the season. Simmonds has one goal and two assists in his last five games.

— Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal in the shootout, in the third round.

— Justin Williams had to leave the game in the middle of the second period with an upper-body injury after being checked into the boards by Calgary’s Robyn Regehr.

— Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Brown and Matt Greene each were credited with a team-high six hits and Greene, Drew Doughty and Alec Martinez each were credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 29 minutes, 41 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 24:59.

— The Kings won 35 of 67 faceoffs (52 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 20 draws (65 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.