April 13 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles (2-1-1) won the season series with Anaheim (2-2-0). Excluding shootout goals, the Kings outscored the Ducks 14-13 in the series. Saturday’s game was the only game between these teams this season in which the teams combined for fewer than seven goals.
-The Kings have won five straight over the Ducks at Staples Center (since Nov. 16, 2011) and are 10-1-3 at home against Anaheim since the start of the 2008-09 season.
-Dustin Brown (4-2=6), Drew Doughty (2-4=6) and Anze Kopitar (0-6=6) tied for the scoring lead in the season series. Nick Bonino (3-1=4) led the Ducks in scoring against the Kings.
-The Kings are 21-9-2 in their last 32 games.
-The Kings’ 24-14-4 record is the fourth-best 42-game mark in club history.
-The Kings’ 16-4-1 record at home is the best 21-game home mark in club history.
-The Kings are 18-2-2 when scoring first.
-The Kings are 103-1-11 in the last 115 games when leading after two periods (since April 4, 2009).
-Mike Richards has points in six straight games (3-4=7).
-Drew Doughty has six points in the last six games (4-2=6).
-Jonathan Quick has stopped 45-of-48 shots the last two games and is now 13-5-2 lifetime vs. Anaheim.

Sunday, April 14 is a recovery day. The Kings’ next practice will be at 10:00 am at Toyota Sports Center on Monday, April 15 prior to the flight to San Jose.

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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.