Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings broke their Staples Center scoring drought but lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday night.

— After a 5-1-1 start, the Kings are now 1-3-2 in their last six games.

— The Kings have scored two or fewer regulation goals in 11 of their 13 games.

— Anze Kopitar’s goal, with 6:24 remaining in the second period, ended the Kings’ scoreless streak at home at 158 minutes, 32 seconds.

— The Kings fell to 3-3-1 at home, 3-1-3 in one-goal games, 0-2 in shootouts, 2-4-1 when allowing the first goal, 1-0-1 when trailing after the first period and 5-1-2 when being outshot by their opponent.

— The Penguins outshot the Kings 33-26, including 14-8 in the first period.

— The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 29 of their opponents’ last 32 power plays.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 31 of 33 shots.

— Anze Kopitar had one goal and one assist, for his sixth multi-point game of the season. Kopitar leads the Kings in goals (seven) and points (16).

— Simon Gagne scored a goal, his fourth of the season.

— Justin Williams had two assists for his third two-point game of the season.

— Matt Greene had one assist, his third of the season in 13 games. Greene had nine assists in 71 games last season.

— Mike Richards failed on a third-period penalty shot and is 0-for-6 in his career on penalty shots. The Kings are 15-for-47 all time on penalty shots.

— Mike Richards recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll each recorded a team-high five hits and Willie Mitchell recorded a game-high five blocked shots.

— Jack Johnson played a team-high 27 minutes, 44 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 25:04. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 24:50, followed by Dustin Brown, at 22:40.

— The Kings won 41 of 63 faceoffs (65 percent). Jarret Stoll won 15 of 19 draws (79 percent). Mike Richards won 13 of 24 draws (54 percent). Anze Kopitar won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent).

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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.