November 3 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 73-59-22 all-time against Pittsburgh, a record that includes a home mark of 47-18-11. The Kings have won three straight and have points in four consecutive games (3-0-1) against the Penguins.

-Los Angeles improved to 2-1-0 against the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division.

-The Kings have played 17 regular season and playoff games since their last overtime win, a 2-1 home victory over the Ducks on April 7, 2016.

-Los Angeles’ scoreless streak ended at 205:25.

-Darryl Sutter won his 600th game as an NHL head coach, becoming the 14th coach in NHL history to do so.

-Matt Greene scored his first goal and recorded his first point since scoring in a 5-2 win at Edmonton on March 3, 2015. By playing his 443rd game as a King, he surpassed Steve Duchesne for 10th place on the franchise’s all-time list of games played by a defenseman.

-By playing in his 617th NHL game, Drew Doughty surpassed Mark Hardy for 10th place on the franchise’s all-time games played list and third place on the franchise’s all-time list of games played by a defenseman.

-With two assists, Alec Martinez leads the team and ranks fourth amongst league defensemen in scoring with nine points (2-7=9).

-Los Angeles attempted 50 shots (27 on goal, 12 blocked, 11 missed). Pittsburgh attempted 46 shots (23 on goal, 10 blocked, 13 missed). Kyle Clifford and Patric Hornqvist tied with a game-high four shots on goal, while Trevor Daley and Phil Kessel tied with a game-high six shot attempts.

-The Kings won 42-of-70 faceoffs (60%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 16-of-26, Nick Shore won 6-of-10, Nic Dowd won 12-of-17 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-15.

The Kings are scheduled to hold an off-ice workout at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4.

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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.