Postgame notes (April 9) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings finished their regular season with a 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings finished the season with a 46-30-6 record, and the 46 wins tied a franchise record previously set in 1990-91 and last season (10 of this season’s wins came in shootouts). The Kings fell short of reaching the 100-point mark for a second consecutive season, which would have marked a first in franchise history.

— Dustin Brown finished with a team-high 28 goals. Anze Kopitar finished with team-highs of 48 assists and 73 points. Drew Doughty led the Kings in average ice time, at 25 minutes, 38 seconds.

— The Kings finished with a 2-3-1 record in the season series against the Ducks.

— The Kings outshot the Ducks 44-20, including 19-5 in the second period. The 44 shots on goal were a single-game high for the season, and the 19 second-period shots on goal were a single-period high for the season. The Kings previously had 42 shots on goal against Colorado on Feb. 26. The Kings had 18 shots on goal in the first period against Edmonton on March 29.

— The Kings went 1-for-7 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 1-for-22 on the power play in their last seven games. The Kings had not allowed two power-play goals in the same game in 18 consecutive games.

— The Kings fell to (and finished) 25-13-3 at home, 10-18-4 when allowing the first goal, 5-12-2 when trailing after the first period and 4-21-2 when trailing after the second period.

— Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on 20 shots. Quick finished the regular season with a 35-22-3 record, a 2.24 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.

— Ryan Smyth scored the Kings’ only goal, his 23rd of the season. Smyth also scored a goal in Friday’s loss to Anaheim.

— Drew Doughty had one assist, to finish the season with 40 points.

— Jack Johnson had one assist, his 37th of the season, and finished with 42 points.

— Dustin Penner recorded a game-high 10 shots on goal, the highest-single game total for any Kings player this season. Dustin Brown was credited with a game-high seven hits and four Kings each had one blocked shot.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 28:44. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time at 24:22.

— The Kings won 38 of 59 faceoffs (64 percent). Jarret Stoll won 10 of 13 draws (77 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.