October 24 postgame notes, videos - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings improved to 79-93-32 (W-L-T/OTL) against the Phoenix franchise, which includes a record of 44-41-16 at home. The Kings are 7-1-0 in their last eight meetings against the Coyotes at STAPLES Center.

-The last time the Kings scored seven goals in one game was on April 1, 2010, when they defeated the Canucks 8-3 at home behind Dustin Brown’s hat trick and four-point night.

-Dwight King earned his first career hat trick in Thursday’s win. The goals were the 11th, 12th and 13th goals of his career. His three goals came on three shots, which means he now has four goals on 13 shots this season (30.8%).

-Mike Richards scored his 28th career short-handed goal, which ties him with Martin St. Louis for the most amongst active players. It was Richards’ first shorthanded goal since March 30, 2012, when he tallied one in a 4-1 win at Edmonton.

-Anze Kopitar has six points in his last three games (1-5=6). He has 47 career points (14-33-47) in 45 career games against Phoenix, his highest point total against any NHL club.

-Justin Williams has six points in his last three games (2-4=6).

-The Kings scored four goals in a period for the first time since accomplishing the feat on back-to-back nights on March 4, 2013 (third period; 5-1 W vs NAS) and March 5, 2013 (third period; 6-4 W vs STL).

-The Kings won 33-of-58 faceoffs. Amongst regular performers, Mike Richards was 3-of-5, Anze Kopitar was 15-of-26, Colin Fraser was 2-of-4, Jarret Stoll was 9-of-17, and Jeff Carter was 4-of-6.

-Drew Doughty was a plus-4 for the first time in his career. He led all skaters with 27:23 of ice time.

-Radim Vrbata was a minus-4.

-Robyn Regehr finished tied with a game-high five hits with Martin Hanzal and Rob Klinkhammer.

The Kings have a day off on Friday, October 25. Their next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26 at the Toyota Sports Center.

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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.