January 22 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 26-18-4 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes an 11-10-3 mark on the road. The Kings’ three game winning streak against the Blue Jackets was snapped.

-Los Angeles fell to 13-5-3 against the Eastern Conference and 5-2-1 against the Metropolitan Division.

-The Kings fell to 4-4-0 on the second half of back-to-back sets.

-With his second period goal, Jeff Carter increased his goal streak to four straight games. He has points in five straight and seven of eight. Carter now has 21 points (13-8-21) in the last 20 games and 42 shots on goal in the last eight games. With 49 goals since the start of the 2012-13 season, he ranks third over that time frame, behind Alex Ovechkin (66) and John Tavares (51). Carter missed 10 games due to injury this season.

-Anze Kopitar’s five game point streak against Columbus was snapped.

-Robyn Regehr scored his first goal since February 17, 2012, which came in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens while he was a member of the Buffalo Sabres.

-Dwight King ended a 14 game goalless streak by scoring the game’s first goal. His last goal came in a 4-1 win over San Jose on December 19, ending a three-goals-in-four-games stretch.

-Both teams attempted 54 shots. For the Kings, 29 shots were on goal, 18 shots were blocked, and seven shots missed the net. For the Blue Jackets, 34 shots were on goal, nine shots were blocked and 10 shots missed the net. Alec Martinez was the only King who did not record a shot on goal.

-Columbus was credited with 39 hits; Los Angeles was credited with 23. Boone Jenner logged a game-high nine hits for the Blue Jackets, while Slava Voynov recorded a team-high five for the Kings.

-Los Angeles won 26-of-58 faceoffs. Among regular faceoff performers, Mike Richards won 4-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 7-of-16, Jarret Stoll won 9-of-19, Linden Vey won 1-of-4, and Jeff Carter won 5-of-8.

Wednesday, January 22 is a scheduled day off for the team.

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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.