January 16 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 71-95-24 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a 26-59-11 mark on the road. The Kings are 8-2-0 in the last 10 regular season meetings and 16-4-0 in the last 20 overall meetings between the teams. Los Angeles finished 2-1 against St. Louis in 2013-14 and won the season series between the teams for the third consecutive year.

-After 48 games, the Kings are 29-14-5. In the 48-game 2012-13 season, the Kings finished 27-16-5.

-The Kings improved to 6-8-2 against the Central Division and are 23-6-3 against all other teams.

-Los Angeles’ penalty kill has killed off 20 consecutive power plays, facing a total of 33 shots over that 36:52 span. The last player to notch a power play goal against the Kings was Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler, who opened the scoring in a 3-1 Los Angeles win on January 4.

-Los Angeles’ power play has two goals on its last 33 chances.

-Jeff Carter has 18 points (10-8=18) in the last 17 games and 33 shots on goal in the last five games.

-Since returning from injured reserve, Jonathan Quick is 4-1-1 with a 1.32 GAA, .947 Sv% and a shutout, having stopped 142 of 150 shots.

-Jaden Schwartz’s stretch of 23 straight games with an even or plus performance ended with a minus-three rating in the Kings’ win.

-Trevor Lewis and Patrik Berglund tied with a game-high five shots on goal.

-Trevor Lewis, Jay Bouwmeester and Roman Polak tied with a game-high three blocked shots.

-Jonathan Quick recorded his second assist of the season.

-The Kings won 26-of-56 faceoffs. Amongst regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-16, Anze Kopitar won 5-of-13, Colin Fraser won 4-of-5, Jarret Stoll won 8-of-15, and Jeff Carter won 3-of-7.

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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.