Game 8: Devils 3, Kings 0 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

For the second time in eight games, it’s the Kings against the New Jersey Devils, this time on the West Coast. You can catch the game on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, and all the game updates will be here as well…

In goal: It’s still Bernier against Hedberg.
End of game: The Kings were shut out for the first time this season, and scored only one goal in six periods against the Devils this season. Shots were 31-23 in favor of the Kings.

In goal: It’s still Bernier against Hedberg.
Devils 1, Kings 0: The Devils broke the scoreless tie with 6:48 remaining in the second period. Bernier made a save but the puck stayed in the crease. Dainius Zubrus crashed the net and, as he slid into the crease, was able to direct the puck past Bernier to give the Devils a 1-0 lead.
Devils 2, Kings 0: The Devils extended their lead to two goals just over two minutes later. Forecheck pressure forced the puck away from Anze Kopitar in the defensive zone, and then the Kings got caught chasing the puck due to some nice lateral passing. Petr Sykora’s cross-ice pass found Patrick Elias in the right circle, and before Bernier could slide across, Elias shot into an open net to put New Jersey up 2-0 with 4:29 remaining in the period.
Devils 3, Kings 0: The Devils took a three-goal lead with 1:34 remaining in the period. Matt Greene’s neutral-zone turnover brought the puck back into the Kings’ zone, as Sykora found Zubrus with a pass. Zubrus shot from near the top of the right circle and cleanly beat Bernier short-side to give the Devils a 3-0 lead.
End of period: The Kings had allowed three goals, total, in only one of their first seven games, but allowed three goals in this period. Shots are 18-17 in favor of the Kings through two periods.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier against the Devils’ Johan Hedberg.
End of period: The Devils outshot the Kings 10-8 in a scoreless, penalty-free period and had a couple very close calls in the final seven minutes. David Clarkson’s shot hit the post and, three minutes later, the Devils had a goal disallowed because of incidental goalie interference.

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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.