Postgame notes (Feb. 9) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings suffered a rare loss to the Florida Panthers, as they fell 3-1 on Thursday night at BankAtlantic Center.

— The Kings had beaten the Panthers in seven consecutive meetings (including one in a shootout). It was the Panthers first victory over the Kings since Nov. 27, 2002, and their first home victory over the Kings since Oct. 26, 2001.

— The Kings were held under two goals for the 21st time in 55 games this season. The Kings have scored a total of five goals in their last four games.

— Shots were even, 23-23.

— The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have now killed 13 consecutive penalties.

— The Kings fell to 11-8-6 on the road, 7-15-5 when allowing the first goal and 1-17-3 when trailing after the second period.

— The Kings played a 0-0 first period for the 22nd time in their 55 games this season. The Kings have not allowed a first-period goal in any of their last nine games.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 9 of 11 shots, then was pulled at the start of the third period in favor of Jonathan Bernier, who stopped 11 of 11 shots (Florida’s third goal was an empty-net goal). It was the second time this season, in 46 starts, that Quick was pulled from a game.

— Drew Doughty scored the Kings’ goal, for his fifth goal and 25th point of the season. Doughty has two goals and three assists in his last six games.

— Anze Kopitar had an assist, to push his team-high totals to 31 assists and 48 points. Kopitar has six goals and six assists in his last 13 games.

— Dustin Brown had an assist, his 15th assist and 28th point of the season. Brown had not recorded a point in his previous five games.

— Justin Williams recorded a team-high five shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high six hits. Brown, Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson and Anze Kopitar each were credited with one blocked shot.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 26 minutes, 53 seconds, followed by Jack Johnson, at 21:50. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:31, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 20:18.

— The Kings won 20 of 52 faceoffs (38 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 19 draws (47 percent). Mike Richards won 3 of 10 draws (30 percent). Jarret Stoll won 2 of 7 draws (29 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.