March 5 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings are 9-2-0 in their last 11 games, outscoring their opponents 38-21.
-The Kings have won six in a row at home and are 7-1-1 overall at home this season.
-The Kings have outscored their opponents 18-2 in the third period over the last nine games and 25-12 overall in the third period this season. Tonight marked the second consecutive game they scored four goals in the third.
-The last time the Kings trailed by three goals in a game and won was April 6, 2010 at Anaheim, when they trailed 4-1 before winning 5-4 in a shootout.
-Including the playoffs, the Kings have won seven consecutive games against the Blues.
-Jeff Carter has nine goals in the last eight games and 11 goals in the last 11 games. He scored his league-leading sixth game-winning goal.
-Anze Kopitar has 11 points (3-8=11) in the last seven games.
-Mike Richards has 11 (5-6=11) points in the last 11 games.
-Slava Voynov has seven points (2-5=7) in the last six games.
-Dustin Penner has assists in three straight games to tie a career high.
-Jake Muzzin, recorded career highs in points (3: 2-1=3) and ice time (23:06). Tuesday marked the fifth time in 2012-13 that he set a career high in ice time.
-Slava Voynov led the Kings with seven hits.
-Jordan Nolan registered a minus-2 in 5:54 of ice time.

The Kings have a scheduled recovery day on Wednesday. They will return to the ice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 7 in advance of the game that night against the Dallas Stars.

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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.