Postgame notes (Jan. 2) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings let a third-period lead slip away and lost to the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in a shootout on Monday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings had been 70-0-4 in their last 74 games when leading after two periods. The Kings took a 1-0 lead into the third period, but Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly scored with 5:43 remaining in regulation.

— In the shootout, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick allowed a goal to Milan Hejduk and stopped Ryan O’Reilly. The Kings’ three shooters — Jarret Stoll, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown — failed to score on Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov.

— The Kings are now 4-0-3 under coach Darryl Sutter and have recorded at least one point in their last eight games (5-0-3), a season-high.

— The Kings have scored two or fewer goals in 30 of 40 games this season, and have a 9-14-7 record in those games. The Kings have allowed two or fewer goals in 23 of 40 games, and have a 15-3-5 record in those games.

— The Kings outshot the Avalanche 32-21, including 12-5 in the first period.

— The Kings went 0-for-5 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. The Kings have scored one power-play goal in their last five games (1-for-22) and have killed 27 consecutive penalties and 74 of their last 77 penalties.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 21 shots in overtime and regulation. Quick is now 7-1-1 in his career against Colorado. Quick has a 5-0-2 record in his last seven games, with a 1.37 goals-against average and a .951 save eprcentage.

— Dustin Brown scored the Kings’ goal, his 10th goal of the season. Brown has five goals in his last 10 games.

— Anze Kopitar had an assist, to push his team-high totals to 25 assists and 36 points. Kopitar has one goal and six assists in his last eight games.

— Mike Richards had one assist, his 10th assist and 23rd point of the season. Richards had gone four consecutive games without recording a point.

— Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Brown was credited with a team-high six hits. Rob Scuderi was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 27 minutes, 27 seconds, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 23:30.

— The Kings won 31 of 56 faceoffs (55 percent). Jarret Stoll won 14 of 20 draws (70 percent). Anze Kopitar won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent). Colin Fraser won 3 of 7 draws (43 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.