Postgame notes (Nov. 7) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings’ winless streak extended to five games as they lost to the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Monday night at HP Pavilion.

— After a 5-1-1 start to the season, the Kings are now 1-4-2 in their last seven and 0-3-2 in their last five.

— The Kings have failed to score more than two regulation goals in 12 of their 14 games this season.

— The Kings allowed a season-high 38 shots on goal — the previous high was 37, at New Jersey — and were outshot 38-31, including 21-8 in the second period. The Kings have allowed a total of 71 shots on goal in their last two games.

— The Kings went 2-for-6 on the power play and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill. It was the Kings’ third game this season with multiple power-play goals.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 34 of 38 shots. Quick allowed a total of five goals in his first six starts but has allowed a total of 18 goals in his last six starts.

— Anze Kopitar had one power-play goal and one power-play assist. Kopitar now leads the Kings in goals (eight), assists (10) and points (18). He has four goals in his last five games and eight points in his last six games. Kopitar has seven multi-point games this season.

— Jack Johnson had a power-play goal, his third power-play goal of the season. Five of Johnson’s six points this season have come on the power play.

— Drew Doughty had two power-play assists, for his first multi-point game of the season. All four of Doughty’s points — all assists — have come on the power play.

— Anze Kopitar recorded a team-high six shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a game-high three hits. Kopitar and Rob Scuderi each were credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a team-high 26 minutes, 29 seconds, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 22:33.

— The Kings won 44 of 73 faceoffs (60 percent). Anze Kopitar won 15 of 21 draws (71 percent). Jarret Stoll won 11 of 21 draws (52 percent). Mike Richards won 9 of 19 draws (47 percent).

— And, for those who made it all the way to the bottom of the notes,’s Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside used their entertaining and informative space this morning to talk about the Kings’ slide, and you can give that a read by clicking here.

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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.