Postgame notes (Nov. 22) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings got a goal from Willie Mitchell with 5:49 remaining in the third period and held on to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center.

— The Kings had won only two of their previous 10 games in St. Louis.

— The Kings have an 8-0-0 record this season when they score at least three goals. The Kings also have an 8-0-1 record when they allow two or fewer goals.

— The Kings improved to 5-2-2 on the road, 6-2-3 in one-goal games, 3-5-1 when allowing the first goal, 2-1-1 when trailing after the first period and 4-3-1 when outshooting their opponents.

— The Kings outshot the Blues 28-25, including 9-4 in the third period.

— The Kings went 1-for-6 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings had allowed at least one power-play goal in eight consecutive games.

— Jonathan Bernier stopped 23 of 25 shots to improve his record to 2-2-0.

— Mike Richards had one goal and one assist, on the power play. Richards ranks second on the Kings in goals (nine) and points (18). Richards has seven goals in his last seven games.

— Willie Mitchell scored the game-winning goal in the third period, his first goal of the season and his 25th career goal in his 664th game.

— Anze Kopitar had a power-play goal. Kopitar leads the Kings in goals (10), points (24) and power-play goals (4). Kopitar has two goals in his last three games.

— Andrei Loktionov had one assist, his second assist and point of the season.

— Simon Gagne had one assist. Gagne has one goal and two assists in his last three games.

— Justin Williams had one assist. Williams is second on the Kings in assists (13) and third in points (16).

— Willie Mitchell recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Dustin Brown, Kyle Clifford and Drew Doughty each were credited with a team-high three hits. Doughty was credited with a team-high four blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 24 minutes, 47 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 23:05. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:59, followed by Mike RIchards, at 20:37.

— The Kings won 28 of 47 faceoffs (60 percent). Mike Richards won 15 of 16 draws (94 percent). Jarret Stoll won 6 of 15 draws (40 percent). Colin Fraser won 4 of 7 draws (57 percent). Anze Kopitar won 1 of 5 draws (20 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.