March 4 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 29-88-20 all-time against Montreal and 20-40-9 at home. The win was the Kings’ first home win over the Canadiens since March 8, 2003. Los Angeles swept its first multi-game season series against Montreal in club history. The only other perfect season series against Montreal was 2000-01 (1-0-0).

-The Kings are 16-7-3 against the Eastern Conference and 9-3-2 against the Atlantic Division.

-The Kings have won five straight games, outscoring their opponents 15-7.

-With a win tonight, Jonathan Quick has now beaten every current NHL franchise. Though he hasn’t beaten Winnipeg, he did beat Atlanta. Quick has a 1.79 GAA, .926 spct and three shutouts in his 19 games since returning from injury and has stopped 90 of the last 93 shots he has faced. He is three wins behind Rogie Vachon’s club record 171 wins in a Kings uniform.

-Los Angeles is 18-0-0 when leading after two periods and 123-1-11, dating back to April 4, 2009.

-Jarret Stoll played in his 700th career game.

-Jeff Carter has six points (2-4=6) in the last six games. His goal was the second goal he scored in the last 12 games, and the first power play goal he scored since the 3-2 loss at Boston on January 20.

-Anze Kopitar has nine points (3-6=9) in the last six games.

-Justin Williams has five points (2-3=5) in the last four games.

-Jake Muzzin has two goals in two career games against Montreal.

-Justin Williams has 28 points (7-21=28) and a plus-9 rating in 30 career games against Montreal.

-Alec Martinez has four points (2-2=4) in three career games against Montreal.

-Dustin Brown’s three-game point streak was snapped.

-Including playoff games, the Kings played in front of the 99th consecutive sold out crowd at Staples Center.

-Drew Doughty logged 28:09 of ice time, which included 6:39 of power play time.

-With 16 blocked shots Monday, Montreal padded its league-leading blocked shots total. The Canadiens have now blocked 1,184 shots, 125 more blocks than second-place Calgary.

-Jake Muzzin’s goal was the only shot he got through on Monday. Five of his attempts were blocked.

-Montreal out-hit Los Angeles 42-28. Douglas Murray finished with a game-high eight hits, while P.K. Subban finished with seven.

-Los Angeles recorded five blocked shots, three of which were recorded by Trevor Lewis.

-Dustin Brown finished with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 19-of-50 faceoffs (38%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 3-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-17, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-2, Jarret Stoll won 5-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 2-of-9.

Tuesday, March 4 is an off-day for the Kings. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at Toyota Sports Center.

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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.