Postgame notes (Dec. 22) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings began the Darryl Sutter era with a win, as they beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a shootout on Thursday night at Staples Center.

— Jarret Stoll scored in the first round of the shootout and Dustin Brown scored the winner in the third round. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped two of three attempts.

— The Kings snapped a three-game home losing streak and won for the first time at home since Dec. 1.

— The Kings have scored two or fewer regulation goals in 13 consecutive games, a franchise record.

— The Kings improved to 8-8-1 at Staples Center, 10-6-4 in one-goal games, 5-12-1 when allowing the first goal and 3-2 in shootouts.

— The Kings outshot the Ducks 34-22, including 12-6 in the second period.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. In their last eight games, the Kings are 1-for-26 on the power play and 29-for-31 on the penalty kill.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 22 shots to improve his record to 14-10-4.

— Mike Richards scored a second-period goal, his team-high 12th goal of the season. Richards returned to the lineup after missing the previous eight games. The Kings have a 12-2-2 record this season when Richards records at least one point.

— Dustin Brown scored a third-period goal, his eighth goal of the season. Brown has three goals and one assist in his last four games.

— Drew Doughty had two assists, and now has 10 assists for the season. It was Doughty’s third two-point game of the season and his first since Nov. 10. Doughty has four assists in his last four games.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist, to push his team-high totals to 21 assists and 31 points. Kopitar has three assists in his last four games.

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

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 25 minutes, 42 seconds, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 23:14.

— The Kings won 34 of 62 faceoffs (55 percent). Mike Richards won 12 of 24 draws (50 percent). Anze Kopitar won 10 of 17 draws (59 percent). Jarret Stoll won 9 of 15 draws (60 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.