Postgame notes (March 11) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings finished their four-game road trip with a win, as they beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday night at United Center.

— Mike Richards scored the only goal of the shootout, and Jonathan Quick made six saves. The Kings improved their shootout record to 5-7 this season. They had lost five of their previous six shootouts.

— The Kings, with 76 points, moved into ninth place in the Western Conference, tied in points with eighth-place Calgary and 10th-place Colorado.

— The Blackhawks outshot the Kings 39-27, including 16-7 in the third period.

— The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have not allowed a power-play goal in nine consecutive games and have killed 28 consecutive penalties. In the three-game season series against Chicago, the Kings went 14-for-14 on the penalty kill.

— The Kings improved to 15-12-8 on the road, 16-13-12 in one-goal games, 25-5-6 when scoring the first goal, 15-2-2 when leading after the first period and 23-0-3 when leading after the second period.

— The Kings finished the season series against Chicago with a 3-1-0 record. The Kings went 0-4-0 against the Blackhawks last season.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 35 of 37 shots in regulation and overtime — including a third-period penalty shot by Viktor Stalberg — and all six Chicago attempts in the shootout. Stalberg’s penalty-shot attempt was the first penalty shot by a Kings opponent this season. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in 38 of his 58 starts.

— Slava Voynov scored a goal, his fifth goal and 15th point of the season. Voynov has one goal and three assists in his last six games.

— Jeff Carter scored a goal, his 19th goal and 30th point of the season. Carter has four goals and one assist in eight games with the Kings. Carter’s goal was the 200th of his career.

— Justin Williams had one assist, his 31st assist and 47th point of the season. Williams has four goals and three assists in his last seven games.

— Dwight King had one assist, his fifth assist and eighth point of the season. King has two goals and three assists in his last six games.

— Dustin Brown had one assist, his 24th assist and 43rd point of the season. Brown has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight games, with five goals and seven assists. Brown had three goals and two assists in four games against Chicago this season.

— Mike Richards had one assist, his 21st assist and 35th point of the season.

— Drew Doughty and Mike Richards each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Richards, Matt Greene, Jordan Nolan and Jarret Stoll each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, at 28 minutes, 24 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 23:53. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:46, followed by Dustin Brown, at 21:51.

— The Kings won 42 of 72 faceoffs (58 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 25 faceoffs (52 percent). Mike Richards won 10 of 19 faceoffs (53 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 18 faceoffs (67 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.