January 2 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 70-95-24 all-time against the Blues, which includes a road record of 25-58-11. Los Angeles’ five game winning streak against St. Louis was snapped. The teams will conclude their season series two weeks from tonight at Scottrade Center.

-The Kings have lost five straight games for the first time since December 3-13, 2011.

-The Kings were shut out for the third time in 2013-14.

-The last time the Kings lost by at least five goals was an 8-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on December 17, 2011.

-The Kings allowed five goals for only the fourth time this season (October 4, 5-3 L @ WPG; October 15, 5-1 L @TBL; December 23, 5-3 L vs DAL).

-The Kings are 5-8-1 against the Central Division and 20-5-3 against all other teams.

-The Kings’ penalty kill has allowed eight goals in the last 26 shorthanded situations.

-Dustin Brown has one goal, one assist and is a minus-1 in his last 11 games. Other than the December 19 game against San Jose in which he drew a game misconduct, his 13:04 of ice time was a season-low.

-Matt Greene’s 11:29 of ice time was his lowest total since logging 6:43 in 5-0 win at Detroit on December 13, 2010, a game he left early due to injury.

-The Blues were credited with 24 blocked shots, led by Ian Cole’s nine. The Kings were credited with eight blocked shots, led by Drew Doughty’s three.

-Jarret Stoll and Willie Mitchell tied for the team lead in shots with four.

-Tyler Toffoli attempted 10 shots. Two shots were on goal, seven were blocked, and one missed the net.

-Matt Frattin received 5:04 of power play time.

-The Kings won 24-of-56 faceoffs (43%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 4-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-16, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-8, Jarret Stoll won 7-of-15, and Jeff Carter won 0-of-3.

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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.