Postgame notes (Dec. 19) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings ended their road trip, and the four-game interim-coaching tenure of John Stevens, with a win as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in a shootout on Monday night at Air Canada Centre.

— The Kings finished their road trip with a 2-2-0 record under Stevens. The Kings are expected to officially announce today that Darryl Sutter will take over as coach, starting with Thursday’s game.

— The Kings have scored two or fewer regulation/overtime goals in 12 consecutive games, a franchise record.

— The Kings outshot the Maple Leafs 42-33, including 16-4 in the second period. The Kings have totaled more than 40 shots on goal in four of their last six games. They had not reached the 40-shot mark in any of their first 27 games this season. Every Kings player except Matt Greene recorded at least one shot on goal.

— The Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings had not scored a power-play goal in seven consecutive games and were on a 2-for-36 skid before Dustin Brown’s second-period goal.

— The Kings improved to 2-2 in shootouts, 7-5-3 on the road, 9-6-4 in one-goal games, 11-2-3 when scoring first and 10-0-1 when leading after the second period.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 31 of 33 shots in regulation and overtime, and stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout.

— Dustin Brown scored a second-period power-play goal — his seventh goal of the season — and also scored the lone goal of the shootout, in the third round. Brown had been 0-for-2 in the shootout this season. Brown has two goals and one assist in his last three games. Four of Brown’s seven goals this season have come on the power play.

— Justin Williams had one goal, his fifth of the season. Williams had one goal in his previous 23 games, and now has one goal and two assists in his last two games.

— Drew Doughty had one assist, his eighth assist and 10th point of the season. Doughty has two assists in his last three games.

— Simon Gagne had one assist, on the power play, his 10th assist and 17th point of the season. Gagne has two assists in his last three games.

— Rob Scuderi had one assist, his third assist and third point of the season.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist, to push his team-high totals to 20 assists and 30 points this season. Kopitar has two assists in his last three games.

— Dustin Brown recorded team-highs with six shots on goal and five hits. Jack Johnson was credited with a game-high six blocked shots.

— Jack Johnson played a game-high 27 minutes, 59 seconds, to lead the Kings, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 26:20.

— The Kings won 26 of 61 faceoffs (43 percent). Jarret Stoll won 15 of 27 draws (56 percent). Anze Kopitar won 7 of 17 draws (41 percent). Colin Fraser won 2 of 7 draws (29 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.