Exhibition game: Kings 3, Ducks 1 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

A reminder that tonight’s game is available only on 1150-AM and affiliates, and you can follow the game action here as well…

NOTE: Dustin Penner was a late scratch from the game, with an undisclosed injury. I’m hoping for an update after the game. Dwight King took Penner’s spot in the lineup.

In goal: It’s Bernier vs. Ellis.
Kings 2, Ducks 1: Willie Mitchell gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 5:43 remaining in the third period. Mitchell found open ice near the top of the left circle, took a pass from Anze Kopitar and ripped a shot to the far corner of the net. Simon Gagne also got an assist.
Kings 3, Ducks 1: Anze Kopitar scored an empty-net goal with 26 seconds remaining to cap the scoring.

In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Hiller.
Kings 1, Ducks 0: After generating almost no strong scoring chances in the first period, the Kings scored just 1:08 into the second period. Mike Richards went toward the front of the net, took a shot pass from Dwight King and beat Hiller with a close-range wrist shot for his first goal of the preseason. Dustin Brown also got an assist.
Goalie change: The Ducks’ Dan Ellis replaced Hiller in goal at the 9:58 mark. Hiller stopped 12 of 13 shots.
Kings 1, Ducks 1: The Ducks tied the game with 9:07 remaining in the second period, as the Kings allowed their first power-play goal of the preseason. Lubomir Visnovsky passed left to Teemu Selanne, who ripped a high, one-time slap shot past Bernier. Ryan Getzlaf also got an assist. The Kings had been 18-for-18 on the penalty kill in the preseason.
End of period: The Ducks outshot the Kings 11-10 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 0-for-1 on the penalty kill.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier against the Ducks’ Jonas Hiller.
End of first: The Ducks outshot the Kings 11-7 in a scoreless, penalty-free first period. Play was a bit ragged on both ends, but the Ducks clearly had the better of the chances and Bernier once again was sharp.

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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.