December 10 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings improved to 28-88-20 all-time against the Canadiens and 9-48-11 all-time in Montreal. Los Angeles snapped a seven game losing streak in the series and won their first game in Montreal since December 11, 1999.

-The only other time a rookie Kings goaltender posted back-to-back shutouts was Gerry Desjardins in 1968-69. Both games were 0-0 ties.

-The last goalie to go 3-0-0 in his first three starts as a King was Jason LaBarbera in 2005-06.

-The Kings’ 10-3-2 record (22 points) after 15 road games is the most in club history.

-The Kings’ 44 points (20-7-4) after 31 games is tied for the most in club history. The 1980-81 club was 21-8-2 (44 pts), and the 1974-75 club was 17-4-10 (44 pts).

-The Kings have points in 15 of their last 16 games, going 11-1-4.

-Excluding shootout goals, the Kings have allowed two goals or less in 16 straight games, a team record.

-The Kings have gone 16 games without allowing a first period goal.

-The Kings have killed off 57 of the last 61 penalties, dating back to November 7, and 50 of the last 53 penalties, dating back to November 14.

-The Kings are now 6-0-2 in the last eight road games, which ties the third longest road point streak in club history.

-Jake Muzzin’s power play goal snapped a 0-for-34 stretch with the man advantage. It was the team’s first power play goal since Matt Frattin scored in the first period of a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on November 19.

-Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones have combined to stop 87-of-91 shots (.956) while the team is shorthanded. Jones stopped all 10 shots Montreal took on the power play Tuesday night. He has stopped 51-of-52 even strength shots (.981) through three games.

-Mike Richards recorded his 100th and 101st points as a King (36-65=101).

-Jarret Stoll has points in four straight games (1-4=5).

-Slava Voynov appeared in his 100th consecutive regular season game.

-Jake Muzzin and Alex Galchenyuk finished tied with a game-high seven shots on goal.

-Willie Mitchell finished with one assist and a game-high plus-4. Mike Richards (two assists) and Alec Martinez (one goal, one assist) finished with plus-3 ratings. Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov finished with game-worst minus-3 ratings.

-The Kings won 31-of-56 faceoffs. Amongst regular performers, Mike Richards won 5-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-14, Colin Fraser won 6-of-12, Jarret Stoll won 7-of-15, and Jeff Carter won 2-of-4.

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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.