Game 26: Canadiens 2, Kings 1 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

It’s Saturday afternoon hockey at Staples Center, with the Kings hosting the Montreal Canadiens. All the action is on Fox Sports West — plus CBC, for our Canadian friends — and 1150-AM and affiliates, and all of the game updates will be here as well…

In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Price.
End of game: Shots were even, 27-27, and the Kings have now scored two or fewer goals in five consecutive games.

In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Price.
Canadiens 2, Kings 0: Montreal took a two-goal lead with 9:12 remaining in the second period. Matt Greene attempted to play the puck at the offensive blue line but fell, and the Canadiens started a break. Louis Leblanc pulled up at the Kings’ blue line, then passed to Andrei Kostitsyn. Two quick tap passes, from Kostitsyn to Lars Eller, then back, led to a one-time shot by Kostitsyn and a goal.
Canadiens 2, Kings 1: The Kings pulled within one goal with Dustin Penner’s power-play goal, his first goal of the season, with 6:14 remaining in the second period. Drew Doughty shot from the blue line and Penner, parked in front of the Montreal net, knocked the puck in from close range. Trent Hunter also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings were outshot 13-7 in the period but did manage to pull back within one goal and will be on the power play for the first 23 seconds of the third period.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier against the Canadiens’ Carey Price.
Canadiens 1, Kings 0: The Kings had five-plus minutes of power-play time early in the period and didn’t score, but the Canadiens scored on their first power play of the game. Bernier saved a point shot but allowed a long rebound, and Tomas Plekanec picked it up near the top of the left circle and beat Bernier with a wrist shot. Andrei Kostitsyn and Yannick Weber got assists as the Canadiens took a 1-0 lead with 1:21 remaining in the period.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Canadiens 14-5 and spent more than a quarter of the period on the power play but did not score.

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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.