December 19 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings improved to 56-54-19 all-time against the Sharks, which includes a 36-22-7 record at home.

-Los Angeles is now 8-0-1 in the last nine regular season games vs. San Jose

-The Kings are 8-1-0 in their last nine games, having outscored their opponents 30-11. They are 15-2-4 in their last 21 games.

-The Kings are now 15-2-4 in the last 21 games (.810 points pct)

-The Kings have held their opponent scoreless in the first period in 20 of their last 21 games.

-The Kings have allowed two goals or fewer in 20 of their last 21 games.

-The Kings are 12-4-2 both at home and on the road.

-The Kings’ 24-8-4 record (52 points) is the best 36-game record in club history.

-The Kings have scored three power plays in their last 46 opportunities.

-The Kings have killed off 71 of the last 77 penalties, dating back to November 7, and 64 of the last 69 penalties, dating back to November 14.

-Martin Jones has won each of his first seven starts with the club. The NHL record for consecutive wins to start an NHL career is Bob Froese, who went 8-0-0 to begin his career with Philadelphia in 1982-83.

-Jeff Carter now has eight points in the last five games (3-5=8).

-Dwight King now has six points in the last four games (3-3=6).

-Drew Doughty played in his 400th career game tonight.

-Justin Williams played in his 300th game as a King tonight.

-Alec Martinez has three goals in the last six games.

-Dustin Brown has gone 13 games without recording an assist and 25 games without recording a point on the power play.

-The home team has won 22 of the last 23 games in this series, including playoffs.

-Trevor Lewis recorded a team-high seven hits.

-Tommy Wingels recorded game-highs in shots (six) and hits (11).

-The Kings won 26-of-58 faceoffs (45%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 7-14, Anze Kopitar won 7-of-13, Colin Fraser won 1-of-4, Jarret Stoll won 9-of-19, and Jeff Carter won 2-of-6.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 20.

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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.