December 15 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 77-82-22 all-time against the Blackhawks and 37-44-11 all-time on the road in the series.

-Among the streaks snapped in Sunday’s 3-1 loss: the team’s six game winning streak, the 10-game road point streak, the three game power play goal streak, the 18-game streak of not allowing a first period goal and the 18-game streak of allowing two goals or less.

-The road trip marked the 86th four-game trip in club history. It is the 11th time the team has finished with a 3-1-0 record or better on a four-game trip and third time this season. The 1980-81 season and the 2000-01 season were the only other seasons in which the Kings were at least 3-1-0 on multiple four-game road trips. The team’s only 4-0-0 road trip took place at Detroit, Columbus, Dallas and Nashville in March, 2011.

-The Kings have been outshot in four consecutive games for the first time this season.

-The Kings have scored three power play goals in their last 43 opportunities.

-The Kings have killed off 65 of the last 71 penalties, dating back to November 7, and 58 of the last 63 penalties, dating back to November 14.

-Slava Voynov’s three game assist streak was snapped.

-Dustin Brown has goals in five of 34 games this season after scoring goals in 14 of 48 games last season. He has two goals and no assists in the last 11 games.

-The only King to register more than three shots was Jeff Carter, who registered four. Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane tied with a game-high five shots.

-The only shot on goal recorded by Kings defenseman came on Alec Martinez’s goal at the 16:06 mark of the third period.

-The Kings won 31-of-55 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 9-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 5-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 5-of-9, Jarret Stoll won 11-of-16 and Jeff Carter won 1-of-6.

The Kings are scheduled to skate at Toyota Sports Center at noon on Monday, December 16.

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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.