Postgame notes (Jan. 12) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings lost a wild one, as they fell to the Dallas Stars 5-4 in a shootout on Thursday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings failed to score on any of their three shootout attempts, and Dallas’ Loui Eriksson beat Jonathan Quick in the second round. The Kings are 3-5 in shootouts this season.

— The Kings reached the four-goal mark in consecutive games for the first time this season, and for the ninth time overall this season. The Kings are now 11-0-1 when they score at least three goals.

— The Kings outshot the Flames 41-38, including 14-11 in the second period.

— The Kings went 3-for-7 on the power play and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings scored three power-play goals in a game for the first time since March 8, 2010, in a victory over Columbus. They had scored a total of three power-play goals in their previous nine games. The Kings scored a 5-on-3 goal and are now 5-for-18 this season in two-man advantage situations. The Kings had killed 42 consecutive penalties before Dallas’ Loui Eriksson scored a third-period power-play goal. The franchise record is 46 consecutive penalties killed.

— The Kings are now 6-1-4 under coach Darryl Sutter.

— The Kings are now 12-9-3 at Staples Center, 12-7-8 in one-goal games, 7-13-4 when allowing the first goal, 2-8-2 when trailing after the first period and 1-14-2 when trailing after the second period.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 34 of 38 shots in regulation and overtime. Quick had allowed a total of three goals in his previous five games.

— Anze Kopitar had a season-high three points — one goal (on the power play) and two assists (both on the power play) — before he had to leave the game in the third period after a big hit from Dallas’ Brenden Morrow. Kopitar is now tied (with Mike Richards) for the team high with 13 goals and has a team-high 27 assists and 39 points.

— Jack Johnson had a season-high three points, with a power-play goal and two assists (one on the power play), to push his season totals to seven goals and 13 assists. Johnson has two goals and three assists in his last two games, and two goals and five assists in his last six games.

— Dustin Brown had one goal, on the power play, his 11th goal and 23rd point of the season. Five of Brown’s 11 goals have come on the power play.

— Trevor Lewis had one goal, his first goal and second point of the season. Lewis had last scored a goal on March 26 of last season, against Colorado. It was Lewis’ fifth career goal, in his 117th game.

— Justin Williams had two assists, to push his season totals to 20 assists and 27 points. Williams has one goal and two assists in his last two games.

— Drew Doughty had one assist, on the power play, his 15th assist and 18th point of the season. Doughty has one goal and two assists in his last four games. Eight of Doughty’s 15 assists have come on the power play.

— Brad Richardson had one assist, his second assist and fifth point of the season.

— Dustin Brown recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Kyle Clifford was credited with a team-high six hits. Colin Fraser was credited with a game-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 28 minutes, 15 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 23:46. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 23:43, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 19:51.

— The Kings won 28 of 51 faceoffs (46 percent). Jarret Stoll won 13 of 20 draws (65 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 19 draws (47 percent). Mike Richards won 3 of 11 draws (27 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


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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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