February 16 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 87-100-33 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 47-45-16. The Kings fell to 2-1-0 in the season series, with road teams winning all three games. Remaining games will take place at Staples Center on March 14 and April 12. The win was the 1,200th in Coyotes/Jets history.

-Los Angeles fell to 16-12-2 against the Western Conference, 8-7-0 against the Pacific Division, 9-19-2 when the opponent scores first, 5-16-2 when trailing after the first period 21-16-2 when outshooting their opponent and 9-11 in games decided by three or more goals.

-Teams coming off bye weeks fell to 3-9-1 in their first game back.

-With Brendan Perlini’s first period goal, the Kings surrendered their first power play goal since John Tavares’ empty-net goal at Barclays Center on January 21, snapping a string of 26 consecutive kills. The club record is 46 consecutive kills, set between December 26, 2001 and January 19, 2002.

-Tanner Pearson, playing in his 200th NHL game, recorded his sixth multi-point game. His 18th goal extended his career-high for a season.

-Jeff Carter recorded his 300th career assist.

-In his first NHL game, Adrian Kempe registered two shots on goal as part of four shot attempts, two hits and a minus-one rating in 15:18 of ice time, all of which came at even strength.

-In eight career games against Los Angeles, Jordan Martinook has five goals, eight points and a plus-five rating.

-The Kings attempted 83 shots (44 on goal, 19 blocked, 20 missed). The Coyotes attempted 40 shots (22 on goal, 7 blocked, 11 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with seven shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 39-of-71 faceoffs (55%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-28, Nick Shore won 5-of-9, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Nic Dowd won 8-of-12 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-20.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, February 17.

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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.