April 12 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings finished 46-28-8 in 2013-14. Their leading scorer was Anze Kopitar, who finished with 70 points (29-41=70) in 82 games. It was the fourth time in Kopitar’s career that he reached the 70-point mark. He recorded 27 points (13-14=27) in the last 25 games.

-Players who appeared in all 82 games were Kopitar, Justin Williams, Mike Richards and Slava Voynov.

-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 53-43-21 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes a home mark of 32-17-10.

-By earning a point with the shootout loss, the Kings reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in club history (1974-75: 105 points, 1990-91: 102 points, 2009-10: 101 points).

-Los Angeles clinched at least a tie with Boston for the Jennings Trophy, awarded to any goaltender who plays a minimum of 25 games on the team that allows the fewest goals in the league. Both teams have allowed 174 goals; the Kings’ season has concluded, while the Bruins play at New Jersey tomorrow.

-Excluding shootout goals, the Kings have allowed 168 goals this season, setting the franchise record for fewest goals allowed in a single season. The previous record of 170 was set in 2011-12.

-Los Angeles went 2-2-2 in a six-game stretch in which they faced all Pacific Division opponents once to close the season (W vs PHX, L @ SJS, L @ VAN, SOL @ CGY, W @ EDM, SOL vs ANA). The Kings finished 16-10-3 against the Pacific Division this season.

-By playing his 604th career game, Anze Kopitar moved into a tie for 10th place on the club’s all-time games played list with Jay Wells.

-Marian Gaborik has 12 points (3-9=12) in the last 10 games.

-Mike Richards has gone 22 games without recording assist and has been held scoreless in the last nine

-Jeff Carter has gone five games without a goal and has one goal in his last eight games.

-Justin Williams finished with a game-high six shots. He took 25 shots over the final four games of the season.

-The Kings won 29-of-64 faceoffs (45%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-13, Anze Kopitar won 6-of-18, Trevor Lewis won 7-of-10, Jarret Stoll won 10-of-18, and Jeff Carter won 0-of-5.

Sunday is a recovery day for the Kings. The team’s schedule on Monday is TBD.

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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.