Game 49: Avalanche 3, Kings 1 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

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In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Giguere.
Avalanche 3, Kings 1: Colorado took a two-goal lead with 1:57 remaining, on the power play. Paul Stastny passed to Gabriel Landeskog, who was open in the slot and beat Quick with a high shot. Kyle Quincey also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Avalanche in the period but couldn’t score on a late power play, then gave up a goal and lost for the second time in regulation under Darryl Sutter.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Giguere.
Kings 1, Avalanche 0: The Kings went more than 20 minutes on the game clock with one shot on goal, but took the lead at the 5:26 of the second period. Justin Williams, behind the net, centered the puck to Dustin Brown, who shot from the middle of the left circle. Giguere made the save, but the puck squirted to Giguere’s left, and Anze Kopitar knocked it into the open net from a couple feet away.
Kings 1, Avalanche 1: Colorado had a handful of threatening scoring chances, then tied the game with 6:25 remaining in the period. Stefan Elliott made a long, accurate stretch pass to Cody McLeod, who got behind the Kings’ defense in the neutral zone and skated in alone. Quick attempted to poke the puck away, but McLeod pushed it past him. Kyle Quincey also got an assist.
Avalanche 2, Kings 1: Colorado took the lead with 1:05 remaining in the period. A bouncing puck found its way toward the blue line, onto the stick of T.J. Galiardi. Galiardi shot and Peter Mueller, positioned in the slot, deflected the puck past Quick. Paul Stastny also got an assist.
End of period: The Avalanche outshot the Kings 14-9 in the penalty-free period.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Avalanche’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
End of period: The Avalanche outshot the Kings 10-4 in the scoreless period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings had three shots on goal in the first five minutes, then were outshot 10-0 by the Avalanche over the next 12 minutes.

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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.