December 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings improved to 59-47-12 all-time against the Colorado franchise, which includes a home record of 35-18-8 at home.

-Each of the last three Los Angeles-Colorado games has extended past 60 minutes. The Kings have won twice in a shootout, while the Avalanche won in overtime.

-The Kings are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games and have outscored their opponents 32-13, not counting shootout goals. They are 16-2-4 in the last 22 games

-Excluding shootout goals, the Kings have allowed two goals or fewer in 21 of the last 22 games.

-The Kings haven’t allowed a first period goal in 21 of the last 22 games.

-The Kings’ 25-8-4 record (54 points) is the best 37-game mark in club history.

-Martin Jones is 8-0-0, tying the NHL record for consecutive winning games to start a career. Bob Froese also won his first eight games with Philadelphia in 1982-83. Ray Emery won his first nine decisions with Ottawa between 2002-03 and 2005-06 to set the NHL record for consecutive winning decisions to start an NHL career.

-Martin Jones has stopped all 12 shootout attempts.

-The Kings allowed two power play goals in a game for the first time since their loss to Nashville on November 2.

-The Kings have scored three power plays in their last 48 opportunities.

-Jeff Carter has nine points in the last six games (4-5=9).

-Jordan Nolan played in his 100th career game.

-Anze Kopitar is now 5-for-7 in shootouts.

-Dustin Brown ended a 13-game assist drought by earning an assist on Justin Williams’ second period goal. He has gone 26 games without recording a point on the power play.

-Dustin Brown recorded a game-high eight hits.

-Justin Williams recorded a game-high six shots.

-Robyn Regehr logged 23:30 of ice time, a season high. He has logged at least 20 minutes of ice time in six straight games.

-Jake Muzzin recorded 24:01 of ice time, the fourth highest single-game total of his career.

-With two assists, Matt Duchene has 12 points (4-8=12) in his last six games. He has multi-point efforts in four straight games, a career high.

-The Kings won 39-of-64 faceoffs (61%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 7-11, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-17, Colin Fraser won 6-of-9, Jarret Stoll won 12-of-18, and Jeff Carter won 6-of-9.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 22.

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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.