Postgame notes (Jan. 7) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from yesterday’s game…

— The Kings suffered their first regulation loss under coach Darryl Sutter as they fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

— The Kings are now 5-1-3 under Sutter. The Kings had recorded at least one point in nine consecutive games (6-0-3).

— The Kings were shut out for the fifth time this season and for the second time in their last five games. The Kings are last in the NHL in goals per game (2.02) and fourth in goals-against per game (2.12).

— The Kings have scored two or fewer goals in 32 of 42 games this season, and have a 10-15-7 record in those games. The Kings have allowed two or fewer goals in 25 of 42 games, and have a 16-4-5 record.

— The Kings outshot the Blue Jackets 31-18, including 14-4 in the third period. In two meetings this season, the Kings have outshot the Blue Jackets 72-43, but each team has scored two goals.

— The Kings went 0-for-8 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings are 1-for-31 on the power play in their last seven games and are 6-for-88 on the power play in their last 23 games (6.8 percent). The Kings have killed 34 consecutive penalties (the franchise record is 46) and have killed 81 of their last 84 penalties (96.4 percent).

— The Kings fell to 12-10-2 at Staples Center, 12-7-7 in one-goal games, 1-14-1 when trailing after the second period and 6-13-3 when allowing the first goal.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 17 of 18 shots. Quick’s record fell to 18-11-6, but his goals-against average fell to 1.93 and his save percentage rose to .934. In Quick’s 17 losses this season (including overtime and shootout), the Kings have scored a total of 23 goals. In his last nine games, Quick has a 1.18 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage.

— Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each recorded a game-high six shots on goal. Brown was credited with a game-high six hits. Brown and Matt Greene each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 27:08, followed by Jack Johnson, at 24:34. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, 23:36, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 22:35.

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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.