Postgame notes (Dec. 1) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings recorded their seventh consecutive victory over the Florida Panthers, as they won 2-1 on Thursday night at Staples Center.

— Through 25 games, the Kings have 30 points (13-8-4 record), the same total as in 2010-11 (15-10-0) and 2009-10 (14-9-2).

— The Kings allowed a season-high 42 shots on goal and were outshot 42-26, including 16-7 in the second period.

— The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 24 consecutive penalties and have not allowed a power-play goal in five consecutive games. The Kings had gone three consecutive games without a power-play goal.

— The Kings improved to 7-5-1 at Staples Center, 7-3-4 in one-goal games, 10-2-3 when scoring the first goal, 4-0-0 when leading after the first period, 9-0-1 when leading after teh second period, 10-1-1 when allowing two or fewer goals and 7-4-3 when being outshot by their opponents.

— Jonathan Quick made a season-high 41 saves. Quick also recorded his second assist of the season, his sixth career assist. Kelly Hrudey holds the franchise record with eight assists.

— Jack Johnson scored a first-period goal, his fifth goal of the season. Johnson had gone 10 consecutive games without a goal.

— Dustin Brown scored a second-period power-play goal, his fifth goal of the season, which held up as the game-winning goal. Three of Brown’s five goals have been game-winning goals, and three have come on the power play. Brown had gone seven consecutive games without a goal.

— Matt Greene had one assist, his fourth assist and fifth point of the season.

— Slava Voynov had one assist, on the power play, his third assist and sixth point of the season. Three of Voynov’s six points have come on the power play.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist, his 15th assist and team-high 25th point of the season. Kopitar had gone three consecutive games without a point.

— Mike Richards and Willie Mitchell both left the game with injuries, Richards with an upper-body injury late in the second period — after a hit to the head from Sean Bergenheim — and Mitchell with a lower-body injury early in the first period.

— Dustin Brown and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Brown, Kyle Clifford and Slava Voynov each were credited with a game-high six hits (the Kings were credited with 45 hits, to the Panthers’ 18). Matt Greene was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Rob Scuderi led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 30 minutes, 6 seconds, followed by Jack Johnson, at 27:07. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:44, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 20:31.

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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


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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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