TV note, and Game 4 recent history - LA Kings Insider

A reminder, for those in the United States, that tomorrow night’s Game 4 will be broadcast only on NBC Sports Network. I’m told that the CBC feed will be used. That means no Bob Miller and Jim Fox, because the Angels are on Fox Sports West and the Dodgers are on Prime Ticket. Fox-owned KCOP Ch. 13 is also taken by the Clippers, so that’s why there is no local TV. All blackouts have been lifted, so everyone should be able to get NBC Sports Network on the regular cable/satellite channels. Click here for a channel finder if there is any confusion. Per normal, Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will have the radio call on 1150-AM and affiliates. And for those who have asked, no, the Kings can’t do any video streaming. NBC, and its $200-million annual rights deal, would never give a thumbs-up to that. However, right here, Jim Fox will be joining us for a live chat throughout the entire game, to share his thoughts and take questions on all the action, so stay tuned for that.

Also, look at last year’s playoffs suggests that the Kings will want to take care of business tomorrow. Last year, in five different series a team jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Three of the teams completed a four-game sweep: Detroit over Phoenix in the first round, Tampa Bay over Washington in the second round and Boston over Philadelphia in the second round. On the other hand, in two other series, the team down 3-0 rallied to force a Game 7: Vancouver led Chicago 3-0 in the first round and won in seven games, and San Jose led Detroit 3-0 in the second round and won in seven games. Drew Doughty today stressed the Kings’ desire to not led the series have continued life.

DOUGHTY: “It’s very possible for a team to come back, down 3-0. You’ve seen it happen so many times. We’ve got to make sure we close it out tomorrow. We’re in our home barn. We have our home fans. They’ve been great for us so far, and we’re sleeping in our own beds every night. We have no excuse not to play our best game of the series, coming up tomorrow. We have to.

“We know they’re going to come out hard. They’re going to play their best game of the series. We haven’t played our best hockey yet, throughout this whole series, and we’re winning a few games. I think, finally, when we show our best tomorrow night, it will be a tough game.’’

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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.