Postgame notes (Dec. 31) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings broke a three-game losing streak to Vancouver as they beat the Canucks 4-1 on Saturday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings improved to 4-0-2 under coach Darryl Sutter and have recorded at least one point in seven consecutive games.

— The Kings outshot the Canucks 33-28, including 15-7 in the first period.

— The Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. The Kings had not scored a power-play goal in their previous three games. The Kings have now killed 26 consecutive penalties and 73 of their last 76 penalties.

— The Kings improved to 10-8-1 at Staples Center, 6-12-3 when allowing the first goal and 12-0-1 when leading after the second period.

— The Kings are 10-0-0 this season when they record at least three goals, and 13-5-1 when they score at least one power-play goal.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 27 of 28 shots. Quick is 5-0-1 in his last six games, with a 1.44 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage.

— Justin Williams scored a power-play goal and had one assist, as he pushed his season totals to six goals and 24 points. Williams has two goals and five assists in his last eight games. It was Williams’ second power-play goal of the season.

— Matt Greene scored a goal, the game-winning goal, his second goal and sixth point of the season. Greene’s career-high for goals in one season is two, set in each of the past four seasons.

— Brad Richardson scored a goal, his third goal and fourth point of the season. Richardson has two goals in his last four games.

— Anze Kopitar scored a goal, his 11th goal and team-high 35th point of the season. Kopitar had gone 17 consecutive games without a goal. Kopitar has six points in his last seven games.

— Andrei Loktionov had two assists, to push his season totals to four assists and four points. It was Loktionov’s first multi-point game of the season, his second career multi-point game and first career multi-assist game.

— Slava Voynov had two assists, to push his season totals to six assists and 10 points. It was Voynov’s third multi-point game of his season, and career.

— Jarret Stoll had one assist, on the power play, his seventh assist and 11th point of the season. Three of Stoll’s seven assists have come on the power play.

— Jack Johnson had one assist, his ninth assist and 14th point of the season.

— Justin Williams recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a game-high nine hits. Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 22 minutes, 23 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 22:05. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 19:35, followed by Jarret Stoll, at 19:15.

— The Kings won 37 of 60 faceoffs (62 percent). Jarret Stoll won 15 of 23 draws (65 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 19 draws (68 percent). Andrei Loktionov won 2 of 6 draws (33 percent).

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.