I was going to write a piece on the team’s overall shooting percentage but was getting a varying account of statistics from site to site. After adding the players’ goals and shot totals up individually, my numbers equaled those of the former.

According to those numbers, the Kings’ 9.92 shooting percentage ranks 10th in the NHL.

And then there are the individual shooting percentages:

Jeff Carter: 18/85 = 21.2
Tyler Toffoli: 1/5 = 20.0
Anze Kopitar: 9/54 = 16.7
Colin Fraser: 2/14 = 14.3
Mike Richards: 7/51 = 13.7
Kyle Clifford: 4/30 = 13.3
Jordan Nolan: 2/15 = 13.3
Jake Muzzin: 6/46 = 13.0
Jarret Stoll: 6/47 = 12.8
Dustin Brown: 11/92 = 12.0
Slava Voynov: 4/49 = 8.2
Dwight King: 3/40 = 7.5
Trevor Lewis: 4/54 = 7.4
Davis Drewiske: 1/20 = 5.0
Alec Martinez: 1/21 = 4.8
Rob Scuderi: 1/22 = 4.5
Justin Williams: 4/98 = 4.1
Dustin Penner: 2/49 = 4.1
Drew Doughty: 1/73 = 1.4
Keaton Ellerby: 0/12 = 0.0

Neither Matt Greene nor Brad Richardson have taken a shot in three combined games played.

From the Numbers
-It has been mentioned before: Yes, Anze Kopitar should shoot more.
-As if we didn’t know: Drew Doughty is overdue and should see an advancement back towards the middle of the pack. Three or four goals over the final 18 games wouldn’t be a major shock.
-Justin Williams’ low percentage: Shooting to shoot instead of shooting to score? It would be interesting to see how many of those shots came from the perimeter and ended up as assists when net-bound players in front cashed in on rebounds.
-Dustin Penner’s low percentage: For a player of his size who occupies space in front of the net, one would expect a shooting percentage higher than 4.1.

St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund leads the league with a 28.0 shooting percentage amongst players with at least 25 shots taken. He has scored on 14 of his 50 shots.

In a similar vein, the Kings’ shot discrepancy of +4.4 according to NHL.com is the fourth-best per-game average in the league, trailing Chicago (+4.8), Boston (+4.6) and St. Louis (+4.5) and leading Montreal (+4.4) by percentage points.

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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

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.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.
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#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

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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.

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