Postgame notes (Dec. 23) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings’ offensive struggles continued, but they earned one point with a 2-1 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday night at HP Pavilion.

— The Kings fell to 1-0-1 under new coach Darryl Sutter.

— The Kings have now scored two or fewer regulation goals in 14 consecutive games, a franchise record.

— San Jose’s Ryane Clowe scored in the fourth round of the shootout. The Kings’ shooters went 0-for-4 against San Jose goalie Antti Niemi. The Kings are now 3-3 in shootouts this season.

— The Sharks outshot the Kings 35-29, including 15-10 in the second period.

— The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings had been 1-for-26 on the power play in their previous eight games. The Kings are now 34-for-36 on the penalty kill in their last nine games.

— The Kings fell to 7-5-4 on the road, 10-6-5 in one-goal games and 5-12-2 when allowing the first goal.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 34 of 35 shots in regulation and overtime.

— Mike Richards scored a second-period power-play goal, his team-high 13th goal of the season. Richards has recorded at least one goal in 10 of his last 13 games.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist, to push his team-high totals to 22 assists and 32 points. Kopitar has recorded an assist in seven of his last nine games,

— Drew Doughty had one assist, for his 11th assist and 13th point of the season. Doughty has five assists in his last five games.

— Willie Mitchell recorded a team-high five shots on goal. Dustin Brown, Colin Fraser and Mike Richards each were credited with a team-high four hits. Trevor Lewis was credited with a team-high four blocked shots.

— The Kings won 27 of 52 faceoffs (52 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 19 draws (68 percent). Jarret Stoll and Mike Richads each won 5 of 12 draws (42 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.