Postgame notes (Dec. 26) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings broke their two-goal-or-fewer skid as they beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Monday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings had scored two or fewer regulation goals in 14 consecutive games, a franchise-worst run.

— The Kings are 9-0-0 this season when they score at least three goals (including a third goal for a shootout victory). The Kings have scored four or more goals in six of their 36 games this season.

— The Kings improved to 2-0-1 under Darryl Sutter and 4-1-1 in their last six games.

— The Kings improved to 9-8-1 at Staples Center, 12-2-3 when scoring the first goal and 5-0-0 when leading after the first period.

— The Kings outshot the Coyotes 35-29, including 15-7 in the first period. The Kings have averaged 36.1 shots on goal per game in their last 10 games. Every Kings skater except Colin Fraser and Kevin Westgarth recorded at least one shot on goal.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 16 consecutive penalties and 63 of their last 66 penalties.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 26 of 29 shots in goal.

— Dustin Brown had the game-winning goal, his ninth of the season. Brown now has five game-winning goals this season, a team high. Brown has four goals and one assist in his last five games.

— Rob Scuderi had one goal, for his first goal and fourth point of the season. The goal was Scuderi’s first since Feb. 5 of last season, a span of 65 games. Scuderi’s single-season career high is two goals, set last season.

— Brad Richardson had one goal, his second goal and third point of the season.

— Willie Mitchell had one goal, his second goal and seventh point of the season.

— Anze Kopitar had two assists, to extend his team-high totals to 24 assists and 34 points. Kopitar has at least one assist in four consecutive games and has nine assists in his last 10 games.

— Drew Doughty had one assist, his 12th assist and 14th point of the season. Doughty has at least one assist in four consecutive games, which ties a career-best.

— Slava Voynov had one assist, his fourth assist and eighth point of the season.

— Dustin Penner had one assist, his sixth assist and eighth point of the season.

— Jack Johnson had one assist, his eighth assist and 13th point of the season.

— Justin Williams had one assist, his 16th assist and 21st point of the season.

— Dustin Brown, Mike Richards and Brad Richardson each recorded a game-high four shots on goal. Brown, Colin Fraser, Matt Greene and Richardson each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led all Kings in ice time, at 25 minutes, 15 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 22:48. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:18, followed by Dustin Brown, at 21:02.

— The Kings won 25 of 48 faceoffs (52 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 18 draws (67 percent). Anze Kopitar won 7 of 14 draws (50 percent). Mike Richards won 1 of 8 draws (13 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.