Postgame notes (Nov. 28) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings recorded their fourth shutout of the season as they beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Monday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings recorded their first home shutout of the Sharks since a 3-0 victory on March 23, 2002.

— Jonathan Quick made 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season (most among all NHL goalies this season) and his 18th career shutout. Quick had a career-high six shutouts last season. Quick also became the sixth goalie in franchise history to play 200 games for the Kings.

— The Kings improved to 6-5-1 at Staples Center, 9-2-3 when scoring the first goal, 3-0-0 when leading after the first period and 8-0-1 when leading after the second period.

— Shots were even, 33-33, in the game. The Kings outshot the Sharks 16-11 in the first period and the Sharks outshot the Kings 13-8 in the third period.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. In their last four games, the Kings are 1-for-14 on the power play and 16-for-16 on the penalty kill. Overall, the Kings have killed 18 consecutive penalties.

— Ethan Moreau scored a first-period goal, for his first goal and fourth point of the season. Moreau’s previous goal was on Oct. 9, 2010 at San Jose, when he played for Edmonton.

— Mike Richards scored a 4-on-4 goal, his team-leading 11th goal of the season. RIchards has scored at least one goal in eight of his last 10 games, and has a total of 10 goals in those 10 games. The Kings have an 11-2-2 record when Richards records at least one point.

— Simon Gagne had one assist, for his eighth assist and 15th point of the season. Gagne has three goals and four assists in his last 10 games.

— Willie Mitchell had one assist, for his fifth assist and sixth point of the season. Mitchell had five assists in 57 games last season.

— Trent Hunter and Jack Johnson each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Dustin Brown and Kyle Clifford each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 24:57, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 23:10.

— The Kings won 29 of 69 faceoffs (42 percent). Mike Richards won 7 of 20 draws (35 percent). Anze Kopitar won 10 of 17 draws (59 percent). Jarret Stoll won 5 of 15 draws (33 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.