March 19 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings have played in 23 consecutive games without heading to overtime.
-The Kings have now won 12 of their last 16 games, out-scoring their opponents 58-37.
-The Kings have now won 14 of their last 19 games, out-scoring opponents 66-42.
-The Kings have now won 11 of their last 12 games at home.
-The Kings 12-2-1 record at home is tied for the best 15-game home start in club history (also 12-2-1 in 2010-11, 1992-93 and 1975-76)
-The Kings have out-scored opponents 52-30 at home this season
-Jonathan Bernier recorded a career high 40 saves tonight. His previous high was 34 saves.
-Anze Kopitar extended his assist and point streak to five games (1-5=6).
-Kopitar recorded 24:24 of ice time, a 2012-13 season high and the most regular season ice time recorded since 26:20 in a 3-2 shootout win at Toronto on December 19, 2011.
-Justin Williams extended his point streak to four games (1-5=6).
-Jarret Stoll has six points in the last six games (3-3=6).
-Jake Muzzin now has nine points in the last nine game (4-5=9). His six goals on the season are tied for the second-most in the league amongst defensemen.
-The Kings allowed a season-high 42 shots. The last time Los Angeles allowed as many as 42 shots on goal was December 1, 2011 when they allowed 42 shots in a 2-1 home win over the Florida Panthers. The Kings also allowed 48 shots in a 4-2 win at Vancouver in Game 2 of last year’s first round playoff series.
-The Kings have scored a power-play goal in six of the last seven games, going 8-for-22 over that span (36.4%).
-Shane Doan recorded a game-high 13 hits and took a game-high 11 shots.

The Kings are not practicing on Wednesday, March 20.

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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.