March 18 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings have now won 11 of their last 15 games (out-scoring opponents 55-35) and 13 of their last 18 games (out-scoring opponents 63-40).
-The Kings have now won 10 of their last 11 games at home. Their 11-2-1 record home record is tied for the second-best 14-game home start in club history (best is 12-1-1 in 1992-93). They have outscored opponents 49-28 at Staples Center this season.
-The Kings played in their 22nd consecutive game without heading to overtime, equaling the longest stretch of non-OT play in 10 years. The team also played 22 consecutive games without heading to overtime between January 27 and March 14, 2003.
-The Kings are 7-for-17 on the power play over the last six games (41.2 percent) and 12-for-39 over the last 12 games (30.8 percent).
-The Kings have scored four or more goals in seven of the last 13 games.
-Jonathan Quick earned his first shutout of the season (25th of his career)
-Tyler Toffoli earned his first two points in the NHL (1-1=2) in his second NHL game.
-Anze Kopitar now has points and assists in four straight games (1-4=5).
-Rob Scuderi now has points and assists in a career-high three straight games (0-3=3).
-Justin Williams now has 11 points in the last eight games (2-9=11).
-Jeff Carter now has 12 goals and 14 points in the last 15 games (12-2=14).
-Jake Muzzin’s plus-1 effort raised his team-best plus-minus to plus-13.
-Anze Kopitar took 23 faceoffs (winning 13). No other King took more than 10 faceoffs.
-Mike Richards was 0-for-5 on faceoffs.
-Phoenix hasn’t scored since Rob Klinkhammer’s third period goal against L.A. in the third period last Tuesday. The Coyotes have been shut out by St. Louis (3-0), Columbus (1-0; SO) and L.A. (4-0) in consecutive games.
-Raffi Torres finished with a game-high six hits in 15:00 of ice time.
-Boyd Gordon won 12-of-16 faceoffs for Phoenix.

The Kings have a 10:00 am optional morning skate at the Toyota Sports Center on Tuesday.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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.