January 9 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 39-79-14 all-time against Boston, which includes a home record of 24-34-8. The Kings are 6-2 in the teams’ last eight meetings.

-The Kings are 13-3-3 in their last 19 home games.

-The Kings are 8-1-1 against the Atlantic Division and 13-2-2 against the Eastern Conference.

-Alec Martinez became the first player apart from the team’s top six forwards to score a goal since Tyler Toffoli’s second period goal in a 4-1 win over San Jose on December 19. Since that goal, the previous 16 goals had been scored by Carter, King, Carter, Williams, Williams, Stoll (who was playing as a top-six forward in the home loss to Dallas), Kopitar, Carter, Carter, Kopitar, Brown, Carter, Carter and Stoll (who was playing as a top-six forward in the home shootout loss to Minnesota), Carter and Williams.

-Since recording an assist 42 seconds into Los Angeles’ 7-4 win over Phoenix on October 24, Dustin Brown has gone 73:20 without recording a point on the power play.

-The Kings are 20-4-3 when scoring first, 18-2-0 when scoring three-plus goals, and 24-2-5 when allowing two or fewer goals.

-The Kings have recorded 124 shots over the last three games.

-Since coming off injured reserve, Jonathan Quick is 2-0-1 with a 1.30 goals-against average and .940 save percentage.

-Of the 10 players who recorded points for the Kings, only Justin Williams (1-1=2) recorded multiple points.

-Since scoring in Los Angeles’ 3-2 overtime win at Vancouver on November 25, Mike Richards has gone 20 consecutive games without scoring a goal. His assist on Alec Martinez’s goal was his second point (0-2=2) over the last 13 games.

-Tyler Toffoli has been held without a point for nine consecutive games.

-Jeff Carter has 16 points (9-7=16) in the last 14 games.

-Jeff Carter’s 10 shots on goal represented the most shots he has taken as a King. His career high in shots is 12, set on March 1, 2007 at Boston while a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

-The Kings won 35-of-63 faceoffs (56%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 9-of-18, Anze Kopitar won 3-of-8, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Colin Fraser won 4-of-8, Jarret Stoll won 18-of-23 and Jeff Carter won 0-of-5. Patrice Bergeron, who leads the NHL in road faceoff percentage, won 14-of-26 faceoffs.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, January 10.

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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.