Sept. 25 game: Ducks 3, Kings 1 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

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Before the game, the Kings made their second set of roster cuts, with more cuts expected to be announced tomorrow. Assigned to Manchester of the American Hockey League were forwards Andy Andreoff, Ray Kaunisto, Brandon Kozun and Linden Vey, defensemen Nicolas Deslauriers, David Kolomatis and Patrick Mullen and goalie Martin Jones. Tyler Toffoli was re-assigned to his junior team.

In goal: It’s still Quick against Deslauriers. Kevin Westgarth has not played since his second-period fight and is not on the Kings’ bench. No update on his status has been given yet.
Ducks 3, Kings 1: The Kings got on the scoreboard 5:43 into the third period. Jarret Stoll’s stretch pass found Andrei Loktionov in the neutral zone. Loktionov skated in alone and tucked the puck past Deslauriers with a backhand move.
End of game: The Kings outshot the Ducks 33-18 but went 0-for-6 on the power play (including two very brief chances) in the loss.

In goal: It’s still Quick against Deslauriers.
Ducks 1, Kings 0: The Ducks broke the scoreless tie 2:45 into the period, with Kyle Palmieri getting the even-strength goal off an assist from Maxime Macenauer. A centering attempt got a fortunate deflection in front of the net and beat Quick.
Ducks 2, Kings 0: The first of the Ducks’ two goals in the final minute came with 40 seconds remaining. A rebound came into the slot, where Andrew Gordon jumped on it all alone and beat Quick with a backhand wrist shot. Assists went to Andrew Cogliano and Devante Smith-Pelly.
Ducks 3, Kings 0: Just 11 seconds after their second goal, the Ducks took a three-goal lead on Patrick Maroon’s goal, with assists to Dan Sexton and Peter Holland.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Ducks’ Jeff Deslauriers, with the Ducks going with a lineup heavy with young players and prospects.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Ducks 6-4 in the scoreless period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

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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.