Game 22: Stars 3, Kings 2 (FINAL, OT) - LA Kings Insider

On the broadcast side, things are back to normal tonight, as Bob Miller and Jim Fox have the call on Fox Sports West. The action will also be on 1150-AM and affiliates, and all the game updates will be here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Lehtonen.
Stars 3, Kings 2: The Stars won the game 2:56 into overtime. Jack Johnson delivered a huge open-ice hit, but the puck went the other way. Steve Ott went to the net, took a pass from Stephane Robidas and beat Quick before Quick could slide across for the save.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Lehtonen.
Kings 2, Stars 1: Dallas got on the scoreboard, and halved the Kings’ lead, 2:07 into the third period. Eric Nystrom did the hard work, as he battled along the boards in the Kings’ zone, then pushed the puck to Jamie Benn in front. Benn carried the puck to the left, and Quick came out and went down to cut down the angle, but Benn scored with a high shot to cut the Kings’ lead to 2-1. Radek Dvorak also got an assist.
Kings 2, Stars 2: The Kings’ Ethan Moreau took a late tripping penalty, and the Stars tied the game with 20.3 seconds remaining in regulation, moments after the end of the power play. Off a faceoff, the Stars ended up with three skaters going to the Kings’ net, against only defenseman Matt Greene. Loui Eriksson took a short pass from Jamie Benn and beat Quick from close range to tie the game 2-2.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Lehtonen.
Kings 1, Stars 0: The Kings broke the scoreless tie 4:53 into the second period. Dustin Brown carried the puck into the Dallas zone with Andrei Loktionov on the far side, but Brown found Mike Richards trailing the play. Richards went to the net, and Lehtonen made the initial stop on Richards’ wrist shot but the puck trickled across the line to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.
Kings 2, Stars 0: Just 36 seconds later, the Kings took a 2-0 lead on Kevin Westgarth’s first career goal. Westgarth got the puck in the left circle and beat Lehtonen with a high shot to the far corner, 5:29 into the second period. Ethan Moreau got an assist as Westgarth scored his first goal in his 73rd career NHL game.
End of period: The Kings were outshot 14-8 but played a strong all-around period, scored two goals and stayed out of the penalty box.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Stars’ Kari Lehtonen.
End of period: Both teams had good energy but some sloppy passing in a scoreless period, in which the Stars outshot the Kings 9-8. The Kings killed two penalties and have four seconds remaining on their only power play thus far.

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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.