Game 6: Los Angeles vs Nashville - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:30 pm

Staples Center

Referees: Dave Jackson, Gord Dwyer

Linesmen: Mark Wheler, Vaughan Rody

NAS scratches: D Jonathon Blum, F Brian McGrattan

NAS starting lineup: G Pekka Rinne, D Shea Weber, D Scott Hannan, LW Nick Spaling, C Mike Fisher, RW Martin Erat

LAK scratches: F Brad Richardson, F Dustin Penner, D Andrew Bodnarchuk

LAK starting lineup G Jonathan Quick, D Rob Scuderi, D Drew Doughty, LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Justin Williams


1) NAS – Brandon Yip (2) Assists: Gabriel Borque, David Legwand (0:58)

2) LAK PPG – Dustin Brown (1) Assists: Drew Doughty, Mike Richards (13:08)

Shots on goal: LAK – 10, NAS – 3

Power Plays: LAK – 1/4, NAS – 0/1

First period notes: Nashville went the final 16:19 of the first period without a shot on goal. After taking the first three shots of the game, Los Angeles took the next 10 shots. Dustin Brown was whistled for interference at 20:00, giving Nashville a power play to begin the second period. The Kings are 23-3-8 when Mike Richards (as a King) records a point.


No scoring

Shots on goal: LAK – 5 (two period total of 15) NAS – 5 (two period total of 8 )

Power Plays: LAK – 0/1 (1/5 total), NAS – 0/2 (0/3 total)

Second period notes: Nashville, which had entered the game averaging a league-low 23.2 shots on goal, has eight shots through two periods. Los Angeles’ record for fewest shots allowed in one game is 10, set on January 11, 1994, a 2-2 tie in San Jose. Arturs Irbe stopped 37 of 39 Kings shots; Kelly Hrudey stopped 8 of 10 Sharks shots. This is the first time Los Angeles has entered the third period tied this season. Nashville is 1-0-2 when tied after two periods. The Kings are 1-1-0 when allowing their opponent to score first. The Predators are 0-0-3 when they score first.


No scoring

Shots on goal: LAK – 7 (three period total of 22) NAS – 3 (three period total of 11)

Power Plays: LAK – 0/1 (1/6 total), NAS – 0/0 (0/3 total)

Pre-overtime notes: LAK is 1-1 in OT/SO this season. NAS is 0-3 in OT/SO this season. This is the fourth of seven Predators games this seven to extend past the third period.


No scoring

Shots on goal: LAK – 2 (game total of 24) NAS – 3 (game total of 14)

Power Plays: LAK – 0/0 (1/6 total), NAS – 0/0 (0/3 total)

Pre-shootout notes: Nashville registered three shots in the first period, third period and overtime. Los Angeles is 1-0 in the shootout in 2013. Nashville is 0-3 in the shootout in 2013.

LAK in shootout: Carter 1/1, Brown 0/1, Kopitar 0/1. Carter, Richards, Brown to participate in the shootout, which is underway…


LAK: Carter – no goal

NAS: Legwand – goal

LAK: Richards – goal

NAS: Smith – goal

LAK: Brown – goal

NAS: Erat – no goal

LAK: Doughty – no goal

NAS: Wilson – no goal

LAK: Stoll – no goal

NAS: Yip – no goal

LAK: Kopitar – goal

NAS: Borque – goal

LAK: Williams – no goal

NAS: Josi – no goal

LAK: Gagne – no goal

NAS: Kostitsyn – goal

Final: Nashville 2, Los Angeles 1 (SO). Notes and quotes to follow…

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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.