Game 70: Kings 5, Red Wings 2 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

Can the Kings get some revenge against the Detroit Red Wings, just four days a tough loss? All the action is on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Howard.
Kings 4, Red Wings 1: The Kings took a three-goal lead with a power-play goal at the 8:23 mark. After a good sequence of puck recovery in the Detroit zone, a pass toward Dustin Brown, in front, got deflected wide, but Slava Voynov picked up the puck in the right circle and shot and scored. Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams got assists.
Kings 4, Red Wings 2: Detroit pulled within two goals with 6:30 remaining. Brad Stuart’s slap shot from the middle of the blue line got deflected in the slot, and before Quick could get in position, Johan Franzen picked up the puck to the side of the net, shot and scored. Danny Cleary also got an assist.
Kings 5, Red Wings 2: Jeff Carter scored an empty-net goal with 20.1 seconds remaining. Anze Kopitar got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Red Wings 27-24 in the game.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Howard.
Kings 2, Red Wings 1: Detroit came out strong to start the period and the Kings were sloppy with the puck, and that led to a Red Wings goal at the 4:06 mark. Valtteri Filppula entered the Kings’ zone and passed left to Henrik Zetterberg, who then threaded a pass to the slot, where Jiri Hudler shot and scored.
Kings 3, Red Wings 1: The Kings regained a two-goal lead with 9:03 remaining in the period. Drew Doughty fired a shot from the center of the blue line. Mike Richards was initially credited with the goal, on a deflection in the slot, but later Doughty was credited with the goal, as he shot apparently deflected off Detroit’s Ian White and into the net. Jeff Carter and Dwight King got assists.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Red Wings 9-8 in the period. The Red Wings will be on the power play for the first 1:30 of the third period.

Officials: Paul Devorski, Francois St. Laurent (referees); Mike Cvik, Darren Gibbs (linesmen).
Lineups: Davis Drewiske, Brad Richardson and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ healthy scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard.
Kings 1, Red Wings 0: After being stopped on a couple point-blank chances in front of the net early, the Kings took the lead at the 6:48 mark. Drew Doughty took a slap shot, through traffic, from the right point. With Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar in front, the puck stayed loose and Williams jabbed it over the line. Dustin Brown also got an assist, and tied his career-best by recording at least one point in nine consecutive games.
Kings 2, Red Wings 0: Anze Kopitar’s shorthanded goal gave the Kings a two-goal lead with 6:45 remaining in the period. Kopitar took a pass from Dustin Brown in the neutral zone and skated into the Detroit zone 1-on-1 with defenseman Kyle Quincey. Kopitar slowed near the top of the right circle and beat Howard with a long-range wrist shot.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Red Wings 10-6 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and scored a shorthanded goal.

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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.