April 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles finished the season series against Dallas with a 2-3-0 record. It was the first year since 2006-07 (0-6-2) that the Kings finished with a sub-.500 record against the Stars.
-The Kings won their first overtime game of the season. They are now 1-1 in overtime.
-The Kings have clinched at the least the sixth seed in the Western Conference.
-The Kings have points in five straight games (4-0-1), are 9-2-3 in their last 14 games, and are 23-9-3 in 35 games since Feb. 11.
-The Kings have won six straight at home and are 18-4-1 overall at home, marking the best 23-game home record in club history.
-The Kings’ 57 points through 45 games is tied for the third-most in club history.
-The Kings have killed 16 straight penalties and are 48-for-53 over the last 18 games (90.6%).
-The Kings have a power-play goal in eight straight games and are 33-for-138 (23.9%) on the power play over the last 41 games. The club record is power play goals in 12 consecutive games.
-The Kings won 42-of-55 faceoffs (76%). All Los Angeles players who took a faceoff finished with at least a 60% success rate: Mike Richards (5-of-7), Anze Kopitar (9-of-15), Brad Richardson (5-of-7), Jarret Stoll (16-of-18) and Jeff Carter (7-of-8).
-Jeff Carter tied a season high with three points tonight (1-2=3). He scored his league-leading eighth game-winning goal.
-Mike Richards now has 10 points in the last nine games (4-6=10).
-Anze Kopitar now has nine assists in the last nine games.
-Matt Greene registered 14:30 of ice time and was credited with five hits.

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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.