October 7 postgame notes, videos - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings are now 23-15-8 all-time in home openers, having lost four of the last six. The 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers on October 7, 2011 technically qualified as the home opener despite having been played in Stockholm; Los Angeles’ Staples Center homecoming 11 days after that was a 5-0 win over St. Louis. 2008-09: 0-1 L vs SJS, 2009-10: 3-6 L vs PHX. 2010-11: 3-1 W vs ATL. 2011-12: 3-2 OTW vs NYR / 5-0 W vs STL. 2012-13: 2-5 L vs CHI. 2013-14: 1-3 L vs NYR.

-Mike Richards played in his 100th consecutive regular season game for the Kings.

-Los Angeles out-hit New York 40-28, with Dwight King accounting for a game-high six hits.

-New York won 32-of-57 faceoffs (56%).

-Amongst the Kings’ regular faceoff performers, Mike Richards was 3-for-10, Anze Kopitar was 8-for-20, Colin Fraser was 4-for-7, Jarret Stoll was 6-for-13, and Jeff Carter was 3-for-5.

-Los Angeles recorded 17 giveaways to New York’s 8. Justin Williams, Slava Voynov, Willie Mitchell and Jeff Carter were each credited with three giveaways.

-Jeff Carter and Rick Nash tied with a game-high six shots on goal. Carter recorded stats in every category: six shots, two attempts blocked, one missed shot, two hits, three giveaways, two takeaways, three blocked shots, three faceoff wins and two faceoff losses. He finished as a minus-1.

-The Kings will play at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 17.

The Kings will return to Toyota Sports Center for practice at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.


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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.