Postgame notes (March 6) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings tied their season-high for goals in a game as they beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

— The Kings have scored five goals in six of their 66 games this season. The Kings have a 20-0-2 record this season when they score at least three goals.

— The Kings have scored a total of 18 goals in their last five games. They had scored a total of 18 goals in their previous 11 games.

— The Kings outshot the Predators 28-26, including 13-10 in the third period.

— The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings have not allowed a power-play goal in six consecutive games and have killed 18 consecutive penalties.

— The Kings improved to 14-10-8 on the road, 15-12-12 in one-goal games, 24-4-6 when scoring the first goal and 14-1-2 when leading after the first period.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 22 of 26 shots. Quick earned a victory over Nashville for the first time in his career, in his sixth start (1-4-1). Quick tied his season-worst by allowing four goals. Quick has allowed four goals in six of his 56 games.

— Justin Williams scored two goals, to push his season totals to 15 goals and 45 points. It was Williams’ second two-goal game of the season (after Oct. 15 at Philadelphia) and his 12th multi-point game of the season. Williams has two goals and one assist in his last three games, and has two goals and three assists in three games against Nashville this season.

— Trevor Lewis had one goal — the game-winner — and one assist, to push his season totals to three goals and two assists. Lewis scored his first game-winning goal of the season and recorded his first multi-point game of the season. Lewis had gone 15 consecutive games without recording a point.

— Drew Doughty had one goal, his eighth goal and 28th point of the season. Doughty has three goals in his last seven games.

— Matt Greene had one goal, his fourth goal and 11th point of the season.

— Willie Mitchell had two assists, to push his season totals to 12 assists and 16 points. It was Mitchell’s second multi-point game of the season. Mitchell has three assists in three games against Nashville this season.

— Slava Voynov had one assist, his 10th assist and 14th point of the season. Voynov has one assist in each of his last three games.

— Jordan Nolan had one assist, his first NHL assist and third point, in his 11th game.

— Dustin Penner had one assist, his ninth assist and 14th point of the season.

— Anze Kopitar had one assist, to push his team-high totals to 37 assists and 56 points. Kopitar has recorded at least one point in four consecutive games (two goals, three assists).

— Colin Fraser had one assist, his fifth assist and sixth point of the season. Fraser has two assists in his last three games.

— Dustin Brown had one assist, his 21st assist and 40th point of the season. Brown has recorded at least one point in five consecutive games and has six goals and five assists in his last seven games. Brown has one goal and two assists in three games against Nashville this season.

— Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 24 minutes, 58 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 24:02. Jeff Carter led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 19:01, followed by Mike Richards, at 18:48.

— The Kings won 30 of 57 faceoffs (53 percent). Jarret Stoll won 7 of 18 draws (39 percent). Mike Richards won 9 of 15 draws (60 percent). Anze Kopitar won 7 of 12 draws (58 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.