October 11 postgame notes, highlights - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles improved to 32-26-10 all-time against the Carolina franchise, which includes a record of 13-15-7 in Raleigh/Hartford. L.A.’s previous road win in the series was a 5-2 win on November 11, 2009, when Randy Jones earned first star honors with a goal and an assist in his first game with the Kings, and Erik Ersberg stopped 22 of 24 shots.

-Seven of the last eight meetings between the Kings and Hurricanes have been decided by one goal.

-Jonathan Quick has stopped all five shots he has faced in the shootout this season. Jeff Carter is a perfect 2-for-2 in the shootout.

-Since the start of 2012-13, the Kings are 14-5-5 in one-goal games during the regular season.

-Though he scored a shorthanded goal in Game 5 against Chicago last spring, Dwight King’s shorthanded goal was the first regular season shorthanded goal of his career.

-In five games, the Kings have scored three goals in five-on-five situations.

-By outshooting Carolina 38-28, Los Angeles outshot their opponent for the fourth time in five games this season. The last time the Kings recorded as many as 38 shots on goal in a regular season game was on April 16, 2013, when they outshot the Sharks 43-35 in a 4-3 shootout loss in San Jose.

-The Kings won 48-of-70 faceoffs (69%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 12-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-20, Trevor Lewis won 8-of-12, Jarret Stoll won 6-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 8-of-11.

-Los Angeles out-hit Carolina 36-18. Matt Frattin finished with a game-high six hits.

-Anze Kopitar logged 24:01 of ice time to lead all forwards. Only Drew Doughty (26:41), Ron Hainsey (25:37) and Andrej Sekera (24:34) saw more time on ice.

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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.