November 27 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 55-54-19 in the all-time series against San Jose, which includes a road record of 20-32-12. The Kings have lost the last seven regular season games at the SAP Center since winning a 4-0 game on December 27, 2010.

-By earning a point in the shootout loss, the Kings have now recorded points in 11 consecutive games, tying a club record. The Kings also earned points in 11 consecutive games in 1973-74 (9-0-2) and 2010-11 (8-0-3).

-The Kings fell to 4-2 in shootouts this season. When the game extends past 60 minutes, the Kings have a record of 7-4.

-Excluding shootout goals in Buffalo and San Jose, Los Angeles has allowed two goals or less in 11 straight games. They have allowed 14 goals over the last 11 games.

-The Kings have killed off 36 of the last 39 power plays dating back to November 7, and 29 of the last 31 power plays, dating back to November 14.

-Ben Scrivens has allowed nine goals in the last 465:52 (1.16 GAA), having stopped 215 of 224 shots (.969 Sv%) over that period. He earned an assist on Drew Doughty’s goal.

-The Kings are 0-for-15 on the power play over the last four games.

-The Kings recorded at least 40 shots for the fourth time this season (48 SOG vs EDM 10/27/13; 2-1 SOW / 42 SOG @ PHX 10/29/13; 1-3 L / 45 SOG @ BUF 11/12/13; 2-3 SOL). They allowed 40 shots for the first time this season, breaking the previous season high of 39 shots against, which was set in Monday’s overtime win at Vancouver.

-The last regular season game in which the Kings and their opponents combined for at least 40 shots was January 26, 2007, when Los Angeles (43 shots) and Vancouver (39 shots) combined for 82 shots in a 3-2 overtime Kings win at Rogers Arena. Sean Burke was L.A.’s goalie of record. The Kings (51 shots) and Coyotes (41 shots) combined for 92 shots in Los Angeles’ 4-3 overtime win in Game 5 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.

-Patrick Marleau recorded a game-high seven shots. Anze Kopitar recorded a team-high six shots for L.A.

-Dwight King and Jake Muzzin each recorded a team-high three blocked shots. Brad Stuart blocked five shots to lead all skaters,.

-The Kings won 26-of-59 faceoffs (44%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 5-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-14, Jarret Stoll won 8-of-14, Linden Vey won 0-of-5, and Jeff Carter won 5-of-13.

-San Jose’s best faceoff performers were Joe Pavelski (8-of-10) and Joe Thornton (13-of-18).

Thursday, November 28 is a recovery day. The team will practice next at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29 at 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.