March 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings finished with a 10-6-1 record in March, marking the sixth time in franchise history that they won at least 10 games in one month (11 – January, 2002; 10 – March 2013, March 2012, January 2010, February, 1991, November 1988). The 21 points tied for the most points ever recorded in March; only in January, 2002 (11-3-0) and February, 1991 (10-2-2) has L.A. recorded 22 points in a month.
-The Kings are 10-1-2 in their last 13 visits to the American Airlines Center, dating back to the start of the 2008-09 season.
-The Kings won 31 of 48 faceoffs. Anze Kopitar (8-for-10), Jarret Stoll (10-for-14) and Brad Richardson (4-for-5) had the best faceoff percentages.
-The Kings are 35-7-9 all-time when Mike Richards records a point (as a King).
-Brad Richardson’s goal was the 100th point of his career.
-Dustin Brown extended his point streak to four games (3-2=5).
-Dwight King’s 17:53 of ice time marked a season high and was the second highest TOI recorded during the regular season in his career. His regular season career-high is 18:16, set 2/27/12 during a 2-1 loss at Nashville.
-Tyler Toffoli’s 9:06 of ice time was the lowest he has recorded in his seven games with Los Angeles. His previous low was 10:20. The Kings are 6-0-1 in games he has played in.
-Jake Muzzin recorded a game-high five shots.
-Rob Scuderi and Alec Martinez were the only players who dressed for Los Angeles not credited with a shot.
-Rob Scuderi and Brenden Dillon tied with a game-high four blocked shots.
-No Dallas player recorded more than two shots.

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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.