Postgame notes (Dec. 10) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— Once again, a lack of scoring cost the Kings in a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings have scored two or fewer goals in eight consecutive games. They rank last in the NHL in goals per game (2.21) and last in the league in total 5-on-5 goals (38). The Kings have an 8-0-0 record when they score three or more goals, compared to a 5-12-4 record when they score two or fewer goals.

— The Kings fell to 7-8-1 at Staples Center, 3-10-1 when allowing the first goal, 2-6-1 when trailing after the first period and 0-11-1 when trailing after the second period.

— The Kings were outshot 28-27, including 12-9 in the third period.

— The Kings went 3-for-3 on the power play and 6-for-7 on the penalty kill, and scored their fourth shorthanded goal of the season. Over the last eight games, the Kings are 2-for-23 on the power play and 32-for-34 on the penalty kill. The seven power plays matched a season-high for a Kings opponent this season.

— Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 of 28 shots but fell to 2-4-0 this season. Bernier has allowed two or fewer goals in three of his six starts this season, but the Kings have scored a total of 11 goals in the six games started by Bernier.

— Brad Richardson scored the Kings’ goal, a second-period shorthanded goal, for his first goal and second point of the season. It was the sixth shorthanded goal of Richardson’s career, in 336 games, and Saturday’s game was Richardson’s 200th with the Kings.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist. Kopitar leads the Kings in assists (18) and points (28) and has three assists in his last four games.

— Simon Gagne, Jack Johnson and Brad Richardson each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a game-high five hits. Johnson and Anze Kopitar each were credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 25 minutes, 27 seconds, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 23:05.

— The Kings won 31 of 59 faceoffs (53 percent). Jarret Stoll won 15 of 21 draws (71 percent). Anze Kopitar won 4 of 18 draws (22 percent). Andrei Loktionov won 9 of 13 draws (69 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.