Postgame notes (Jan. 15) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings’ run of offensive success ended, as they lost to the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 in overtime on Sunday night at Rexall Place.

— The Kings had won six consecutive games in Edmonton, dating to the 2008-09 season.

— The Kings had scored a total of 13 goals in their previous three games, their highest three-goal total of the season. The Kings have now scored two or fewer goals in 33 of their 46 games. The Kings now have a 10-15-8 record when they score two or fewer goals, and an 18-4-6 record when they allow two or fewer goals.

— The Kings now have a 3-4 record in games decided in the five-minute overtime period.

— The Oilers outshot the Kings 33-21, including 12-6 in the first period.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings had scored five power-play goals in their previous 12 chances. The Kings have failed to score a power-play goal in 24 of their 46 games this season. [NOTE: After the game, the Oilers’ first goal was changed to a power-play goal.]

— The Kings are now 9-5-6 on the road, 12-7-9 in one-goal games, 7-13-5 when allowing the first goal, 2-8-3 when trailing after the first period and 1-14-3 when trailing after the second period.

— The Kings are now 7-1-5 under coach Darryl Sutter.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 31 of 33 shots. Quick has a 7-1-4 record in his last 12 games, with 18 goals allowed.

— Justin Williams scored the Kings’ goal, his eighth goal and 30th point of the season. Williams has two goals and four assists in his last four games.

— Slava Voynov had one assist, his seventh assist and 11th point of the season. Voynov turned 21 on Sunday.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist, his team-high 28th assist and 42nd point of the season. Kopitar recorded his 400th NHL point, in his 439th game (152 goals, 248 assists). Kopitar has three goals and three assists in his last four games,

— Trevor Lewis, Mike Richards and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll each were credited with a team-high four hits. Rob Scuderi was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 24 minutes, 12 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 22:29. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:12, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 19:54.

— The Kings won 26 of 47 faceoffs (55 percent). Jarret Stoll won 13 of 18 draws (72 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 15 draws (53 percent). Mike Richards won 4 of 7 draws (57 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.