March 9 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings are 10-3-0 in their last 13 games, outscoring their opponents 46-28. In four games this week, they scored 19 goals against Nashville, St. Louis, Dallas and Calgary.
-The Kings have won seven of their last eight at Staples Center and are 8-2-1 overall at home.
-The Kings’ +4.6 SOG differential is second-best in the league. Only Boston’s 4.9 (32.0 SOG for / 27.1 SOG against) is better.
-The Kings have appeared in 17 consecutive games without heading to overtime. This is the longest one-season non-OT stretch since the team went 22 games without heading to overtime in 2002-03. The team also appeared in 17 consecutive games without heading to OT between 3/17/07 and 10/14/07, spread over parts of two seasons.
-The Kings won 32 of 69 faceoffs (46%). Mike Cammalleri won 16 of 24 faceoffs for Calgary. No other player took more than 20 faceoffs (Jarret Stoll; 8-for-20).
-Jeff Carter has goals in four straight games (6-0=6) and 13 goals in the last 13 games.
-Slava Voynov recorded his second three-assist game of the week. He has 10 points (2-8=10) in the last eight games.
-Jake Muzzin has three goals in the last three games, six points (4-2=6) in the last seven games, and is tied with Justin Schultz of Edmonton in rookie defensive goal scoring with five goals. He is a plus-7 in the last four games.
-Dustin Penner extended his career-high assist streak to five games (0-5=5).
-Trevor Lewis recorded his career-high fourth goal tonight.
-Colin Fraser recorded a game-high six shots on goal and had a goal, an assist, a plus-2 rating and won six of eight faceoffs in 11:00 of ice time.

The Kings are not practicing on Sunday.

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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.