November 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles fell to 52-29-14 all-time against the New Jersey franchise, including a record of 30-10-7 at home. The Kings are 0-1-1 in their last two regular season home games against the Devils, having scored only one goal.

-The Kings’ 15-6-2 record (32 points) after 23 games is tied for the fourth best start in club history.

-Excluding the shootout goal in Buffalo, Los Angeles has allowed two goals or fewer in eight straight games. They have allowed nine goals over the last eight games.

-The Kings are 6-0-2 in their last eight games. The eight-game point streak is tied for the eighth longest point streak in club history. The franchise record is an 11-game point streak, which has been accomplished twice.

-Los Angeles has killed off 23 of the last 25 power plays, dating back to November 7.

-The Kings fell to 1-3 when outshooting their opponent by at least 20 shots (10/27 v EDM / 2-1 SOW / 48-18; 11/2 v NAS / 3-4 L / 38-17; 11/12 at BUF / 2-3 SOL / 45-17; 11/21 v NJD / 1-2 OTL / 35-15).

-Anze Kopitar has 11 points (5-6=11) in the last 10 games.

-Justin Williams, who scored the 199th goal of his career, has seven points (4-3=7) in the last seven games. His goal was his 200th point as a King.

-With his NHL record 18th overtime goal, Jaromir Jagr scored the 690th goal of his career, tying Mario Lemieux for ninth place on the league’s all-time goal list.

-Dustin Brown had a game-high seven hits.

-Matt Frattin blocked a team-high four shots. New Jersey’s Adam Larsson finished with a game-high seven blocked shots.

-Linden Vey recorded 3:56 of power play time, 1:17 of penalty killing time and 7:03 of even strength time.

-Los Angeles won 34-of-59 faceoffs (58%). Amongst regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 18-of-29, Jarret Stoll won 5-of-9, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-3 and Linden Vey won 3-of-4.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 11:00 am on Friday, November 22.

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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.