January 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 58-57-19 all-time against the Sharks, a record that includes a road mark of 21-34-12. Los Angeles is 2-5-4 in its last 11 regular season trips to the SAP Center.

-The Kings fell to 13-7-9 against the Western Conference and 7-3-6 against the Pacific Division.

-By presiding over his 669th game as Los Angeles’ general manager, Dean Lombardi surpassed Rogie Vachon as the longest tenured general manager in franchise history.

-Home teams improved to 15-2-1 in the last 18 regular season games in the rivalry.

-In the 23 games since December 1, Los Angeles ranks first in the league with a 57.8% Corsi-for percentage in five-on-five play (1135 Corsi for / 828 Corsi against).

-Over the last 23 games, the Kings have been outscored by their opponents 65-64, excluding shootout goals. Over that span, Los Angeles has averaged 2.78 goals per game, while their opponents have averaged 2.83 goals per game. The Kings have scored at least three goals in 11 of their last 19 games.

-Matt Greene played his 400th game with Los Angeles.

-With his assist on Jeff Carter’s goal, Nick Shore recorded his first NHL point.

-Jeff Carter’s third period goal was his second road goal of the season and first since October 11.

-Los Angeles attempted 48 shots (28 on goal, 10 blocked, 10 missed). San Jose attempted 54 shots (24 on goal, 15 blocked, 15 missed).

-The Kings won 35-of-63 faceoffs (56%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 4-of-5, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-21, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-3, Jarret Stoll won 8-of-13, Nick Shore won 6-of-10 and Jeff Carter won 4-of-11.

The Kings are on the All-Star Break. Their next practice will take place at Toyota Sports Center at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26.

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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.