Postgame notes (Feb. 16) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

– The Kings were shut out for the seventh time this season, as they lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 1-0 on Thursday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings fell into eighth place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of ninth-place Calgary.

— The Kings suffered their third 1-0 loss this season. The Kings were shut out six times in 82 games last season.

— The Kings had been 6-0-1 in their previous seven games against Phoenix, including four consecutive wins over the Coyotes at Staples Center.

– The Kings have scored fewer than two goals in 23 of their 58 games this season, and have a 3-13-7 record in those games. The Kings rank 30th in goals per game (2.07) and total 5-on-5 goals (76). The Kings have a 7-3-5 record when they allow one goal in a game.

— The Kings played a 0-0 first period for the 23rd time in their 58 games this season.

— The Kings outshot the Coyotes 28-21, including 11-6 in the first period. The Kings also had 25 shots miss the net and 10 shot attempts blocked.

— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings had killed 20 consecutive penalties before Radim Vrbata’s second-period power-play goal.

— The Kings fell to 14-11-4 at Staples Center, 14-10-11 in one-goal games and 1-18-3 when trailing after the second period.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 21 shots, and had his goals-against average fall from 1.91 to 1.89 in the loss. Nine times in 49 starts this season, Quick has allowed one goal in regulation and not recorded the victory. He has suffered three 1-0 regulation losses and six 2-1 overtime/shootout losses.

— Trevor Lewis recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high seven hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high two blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 26 minutes, 2 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 22:36. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:49, followed by Dustin Brown, at 19:33.

— The Kings won 20 of 50 faceoffs (40 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 18 draws (50 percent). Mike Richards won 4 of 13 draws (31 percent). Trevor Lewis 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.