May 8 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings won their first road game since a 3-2 win over Dallas on March 31. The win snapped an 0-6-2 road streak.
-The Kings improved to 23-23 all-time in playoff overtime. They are 1-1 all-time against St. Louis in playoff overtime, with both games taking part in this series.
-The Kings improved to 15-12 all-time in Game 5s and improved to 7-4 all-time when a best-of-seven series was tied 2-2.
-The Kings are 6-1 all time when leading 3-2 in a playoff series.
-The Kings are 12-10 all-time with an opportunity to clinch a series.
-The last overtime goal scored by a Kings defenseman in the playoffs was Jaroslav Modry’s goal on April 26, 2001 in a 4-3 win at Colorado in Game 1 of the 2001 Western Conference Semifinals.
-St. Louis out-hit Los Angeles 41-30. Vladimir Sobotka was credited with a game-high eight hits. Jarret Stoll led the Kings with four hits.
-The Kings won 32-of-64 faceoffs (50%). Jarret Stoll (11-for-18) was the top performer, while Colin Fraser (0-for-4) did not win a faceoff. For St. Louis, David Backes (13-of-21) was the top performer, while Vladimir Sobotka (7-of-15) and Patrik Berglund (8-of-17) were the only two players to take more than two faceoffs who finished below 50%.
-Drew Doughty finished with a career-high 33:37 of ice time. Alex Pietrangelo led St. Louis with 29:07 of ice time.
-Tyler Toffoli was credited with 10:39 of ice time in his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut.

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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.