December 7 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings are 44-21-13 all-time against the Islanders, which includes a home record of 25-17-7. Los Angeles is 8-1-1 in the teams’ last 10 meetings and have won the last four meetings at STAPLES Center, dating back to October 10, 2006.

-Los Angeles’ 19-7-4 record (42 points) after 30 games is tied for the second best record in club history. The 1980-81 club was 21-7-2 (44 pts) after 30 games, while the 1974-75 club was 16-4-10 (42 points).

-The Kings have points in 14 of their last 15 games, going 10-1-4.

-Excluding shootout goals, the Kings have allowed two goals or less in 15 straight games, a team record. They have out-scored opponents 35-20 over that span.

-Los Angeles has killed off 53 of the last 57 penalties, dating back to November 7, and 46 of the last 49 penalties, dating back to November 14.

-The Kings are 0-for-30 on the power play over the last eight games and 0-for-33 overall. The team’s last power play goal was scored by Matt Frattin in the first period of a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on November 19.

-Dustin Brown has scored goals in consecutive games (2-0=2). With 399 career points (187-212=399), he is one point shy of 400 in his NHL career.

-Jarret Stoll has points in three straight games (1-2=3).

-The Kings are 107-38-13 all-time when Anze Kopitar scores a goal.

-Drew Doughty (54-145=199) is one point shy of 200 points in his NHL career.

-Mike Richards (36-63=99) is one points shy of 100 points as a King.

-John Tavares was held without a point in consecutive games for the first time this season.

-The Kings won 26-of-46 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 2-of-4, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-19, Colin Fraser won 0-of-2, Jarret Stoll won 6-of-9, Linden Vey won 5-of-8, and Jeff Carter won 0-of-4.

-Matt Martin finished with a game-high nine hits. Drew Doughty led the Kings with six hits.

-Matt Frattin logged a career-low 7:06 of ice time. In his three games since returning from injury, he has averaged 8:23 of ice time.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday , December 8 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.