Doughty, Muzzin talk Game 2; KingsVision videos - LA Kings Insider

Drew Doughty, on whether the time off between games has been beneficial:
I think either way it would have been good for us. I think a lot of us would have rather play again and kind of get some more of that time at home, but obviously we couldn’t do that. It was good to get that rest. We didn’t get much time off after the last series. We have some time to regroup, some time to look over things and be ready for tonight.

Doughty, on the team’s resiliency:
We just have a competitive team in here. We have a lot of heart. We want nothing more than to just win games and win series and win the cup again. We’re going to do anything it takes to reach that goal and it’s going to be tough against this team. We know we’re down 1-0 obviously, and we need to make it 1-1.

Jake Muzzin, on how Chicago’s top line compares to others faced in the playoffs:
They’re not as big as, say, Getzlaf, Perry, Thornton, Marleau, Burns and all those guys. But maybe they have a little bit more skill. You have to play them the same way. They’re skilled guys and you have to take away time and space to eliminate their chances. They’re going to get a couple chances, but hopefully we can keep it to the outside and let Quickie make some saves. Really, you have to look at it the same way, play them hard and be physical on them.

Muzzin, on facing Chicago’s power play:
They’ve got some pretty skilled guys on there who are pretty poised with the puck on the half-wall and stuff like that. We have to continue getting better on our PK. We had some chances to get pucks out and it ended up leading to that goal against. So we can do a better job of clearing pucks.

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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.