Postgame notes (Nov. 16) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won their first shootout game of the season, as they beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings had been 0-2 in shootouts this season. The Kings were 10-2 in shootouts last season. Jarret Stoll scored in the third round of the shootout and Justin Williams scored the winner in the seventh round. Jonathan Quick stopped six of seven Anaheim shootouts.

— The Kings improved to 5-3-1 at Staples Center, 5-2-3 in one-goal games, 7-1-2 when scoring the first goal, 6-0-0 when leading after the second period and 3-3-1 when outshooting their opponents.

— The Kings outshot the Ducks 37-24, including 17-5 in the first period. It was the Kings’ second-highest shot total of the season, after their 39 shots on goal at Phoenix on Oct. 29 (in a 3-2 overtime loss).

— The Kings went 1-for-6 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill. The Kings have scored at least one power-play goal in six consecutive games. Last season, the Kings never had a power-play scoring streak of more than five games.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of 24 shots in regulation and overtime. Quick has stopped 47 of the last 50 shots he has faced.

— Mike Richards scored the Kings’ goal, a second-period 5-on-3 goal, his fifth goal of the season and his first power-play goal of the season. Richards has three goals in his last four games.

— Jack Johnson had an assist. Johnson had one goal and three assists in his last five games, and seven of his nine points this season have come on the power play (three goals, four assists).

— Dustin Brown had an assist, his third power-play assist of the season.

— The Kings are now 4-for-10 in two-man-advantage situations this season.

— Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards each recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Jack Johnson and Richards each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a team-high 26 minutes, 57 seconds, followed by Dustin Brown, at 23:50.

— The Kings won 28 of 56 faceoffs (50 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 18 draws (50 percent). Jarret Stoll won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent). Mike Richards won 7 of 15 draws (47 percent).

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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.