December 17 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles improved to 70-79-38 in the all-time series with Edmonton, which includes a home record of 37-36-21. The Kings are 13-1-4 in their last 18 meetings with the Oilers, dating back to April 7, 2009. After tonight, the teams will meet in Edmonton on March 9 and April 10.

-The Kings have won seven of their last eight games, outscoring their opponents 26-10.

-The Kings’ 23-8-4 record (50 points) is the best 35-game record in club history.

-Martin Jones is the first Kings goalie to win his first six games with the club. Anaheim’s Frederick Andersen is the last rookie to win his first six NHL starts. The NHL record for consecutive wins to start an NHL career belongs to Bob Froese, who won his first eight NHL starts with Philadelphia in 1982-83.

-With three shutouts, Jones is tied for the league lead with Ben Scrivens, Marc-Andre Fleury, Josh Harding, Ben Bishop, Tuukka Rask, Roberto Luongo and Martin Brodeur.

-With his empty net goal, Dustin Brown earned his 400th career point (188-212=400).

-Dustin Brown has gone 12 games without recording an assist and 24 games without recording a point on the power play.

-The Kings snapped a four-game streak of being outshot.

-The Kings have scored three power plays in their last 45 opportunities.

-The Kings have killed off 67 of the last 73 penalties, dating back to November 7, and 60 of the last 65 penalties, dating back to November 14.

-Dwight King has four points in the last three games (2-2=4).

-Jeff Carter has six points in the last four games (2-4=6).

-Jordan Nolan has four points in the last five games (2-2=4).

-Taylor Hall led all skaters with seven shots on goal. Matt Greene and Drew Doughty led the Kings with five shots apiece.

The Kings won 25-of-50 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 8-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 6-of-11, Jarret Stoll won 7-of-14, Linden Vey won 2-of-6 and Jeff Carter won 2-of-6.

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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.