Postgame notes (March 31) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings matched an unfortunate franchise record as they lost to Vancouver 3-1 on Thursday night at Rogers Arena.

— The Kings were outshot 35-19 in the game and 16-0 in the third period. It was the fifth time in franchise history that the Kings failed to record a shot on goal in a period. It had happened most recently in an Oct. 18, 2003 game against Boston.

— The Kings finished the four-game season series against Vancouver with a 2-2 record, including one shootout win.

— Despite their loss, the Kings had their “magic number” for making the playoff reduced to six because of Dallas’ regulation loss to San Jose. Any combination of six points gained by the Kings, or lost by the Stars, would give the Kings a playoff spot. The Kings and Stars play Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. In the four-game season series against Vancouver, the Kings went a combined 1-for-20 on the power play and 19-for-21 on the penalty kill.

— The Kings fell to 21-15-3 on the road, 34-1-2 when scoring first, 19-4-2 when leading after the first period and 4-19-2 when trailing after the second period.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 32 of 35 shots in goal. In his previous three games against Vancouver this season, Quick stopped a combined total of 81 of 85 shots.

— Kyle Cifford scored the only goal for the Kings, his fifth goal of the season in 71 games. Clifford also received a five-minute checking-from-behind penalty and a game misconduct for his hit on Vancouver’s Christopher Tanev with 6:24 remaining in the third period.

— Drew Doughty had one assist, his 28th of the season in 71 games. Doughty has two assists in his last three games.

— Brad Richardson had one assist, his 12th assist in 63 games.

— Alec Martinez recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Kyle Clifford and Alexei Ponikarovsky each were credited with a team-high four hits. Martinez and Willie Mitchell each were credited with a game-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 23 minutes, 54 seconds. Dustin Brown led all forwards in ice time at 23:15.

— The Kings won 19 of 46 faceoffs (41 percent). Michal Handzus won 8 of 15 draws (53 percent) while Trevor Lewis won 1 of 7 draws (14 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.