March 17 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 79-96-32 all-time against the Phoenix franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 44-42-16. The Coyotes won at Staples Center for the first time in the regular season since a 1-0 win on February 16, 2012.

-The Kings fell to 21-1-0 when leading after two periods in 2013-14 and 126-2-11 when leading after two periods, dating back to April 4, 2009.

-Los Angeles is 8-for-32 on the power play over the last 10 games and 25-for-28 on the penalty kill, dating back to the third period in Colorado on February 26.

-The Kings have 232 shots on goal in the last six games (38.7 shots per game average). Their record when they outshoot their opponents by at least 10 shots is 10-8-3.

-Jonathan Quick allowed at least four goals for the fifth time this season, and second time against Phoenix. He has stopped 73-of-84 shots (.869 Sv%) against the Coyotes this season.

-Anze Kopitar has 14 points (5-9=14) in the last 12 games. He has 48 points (14-34=48) in 48 career games against Phoenix.

-Marian Gaborik has 29 points (21-8=29) in 29 career games against Phoenix.

-Alec Martinez has seven points (4-3=7) in the last seven games. In his first 40 games, Martinez had seven points (4-3=7).

-Los Angeles attempted 65 shots (39 on net, 13 blocked, 13 missed), and Phoenix attempted 43 shots (27 on net, 8 blocked, 8 missed). Keith Yandle recorded a game-high six shots on goal. Anze Kopitar led the Kings with five shots on goal.

-Justin Williams earned 13:04 of ice time, his third-lowest total of the season.

-Los Angeles won 37-of-69 faceoffs (54%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 3-of-5, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-22, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-6, Jarret Stoll won 12-of-21, and Jeff Carter won 8-of-15.

Tuesday is a recovery day for the Kings. The team’s next practice will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the 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.