January 4 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 99-96-35 all-time against Vancouver, which includes a record of 61-38-18 at home. The Canucks will visit STAPLES Center again in nine days before concluding the season series on April 5 at Rogers Arena.

-Los Angeles is 3-0-0 vs. Vancouver this season. The last time the Kings won three games against the Canucks was 2007-08 (3-0-1).

-The Kings are 12-3-2 in their last 17 home games.

-The Kings improved to 9-3-1 against the Pacific Division.

-The Kings have allowed nine goals in their last 30 shorthanded situations.

-The Kings improved to 4-11-1 when trailing after two periods.

-The Kings’ 49 shots were the second-most shots on goal this season. The season high is 51 at Anaheim, set on December 3. In all, 74 shots were attempted at Vancouver’s goal.

-Since recording an assist 42 seconds into Los Angeles’ 7-4 win over Phoenix on October 24, Dustin Brown has gone 67:06 without recording a point on the power play.

-Jeff Carter has 14 points (8-6=14) in the last 12 games.

-With an assist, Drew Doughty (55-152=207) tied Larry Murphy (52-155=207) for the sixth-most points amongst defensemen in club history.

-Justin Williams had eight shots tonight, the most by any King in a game this season. Jeff Carter took seven shots and Dustin Brown took six.

-The Kings won 36-of-61 faceoffs (59%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-15, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-4, Jarret Stoll won 13-of-17, and Jeff Carter won 7-of-11.

-Darryl Sutter coached his 1,000th regular season NHL game. He has an all-time head coaching record of 487-362-101-50.

The Kings have a scheduled off-day on Sunday, January 5. The team will practice next at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 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.