October 2017 - LA Kings Insider

Waking up with the Kings: October 31

It’s a tough end to a successful road trip, but given the familiar adage that it’s not whether you win or lose, but rather whether you’re “winning” or “losing,” well, the Kings lost a narrow road game to another first-place team on a game partly decided by a borderline incidental contact/goaltender ... Read More

October 30 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 75-99-26 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a road mark of 27-62-12. Though the Blues have won only 10 of the last 30 regular season and playoff meetings, they are 5-2-0 in the last seven head-to-head match-ups. These teams will meet again at Scott... Read More

October 30 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 10/11 Kings 18, Flames 10 10/14 Kings 15, Sabres 13 10/15 Kings 12, Islanders 16 10/18 Kings 17, Canadiens 11 10/21 Kings 19, Blue Jackets 18 10/23 Kings 15, Maple Leafs 24 10/24 Kings 20, Senators 24 10/26 Kings 14, Canadiens 22 10/28 Kings 16, Bru... Read More

Game 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis

St. Louis Blues 4, Los Angeles Kings 2 Final Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Box Score Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 28; STL – 30 PP: LAK – 1/4; STL – 0/2 First Period No scoring Second Period 1) STL - Vladimir Tarasenko (6) (Jaden Schwartz), 7:25 2) STL - Jaden Schwartz (8) (Brayden Schenn,... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: October 29

There’s not much more to read here that hasn’t been said already, but the only immediately accessible frame of reference for Anze Kopitar faceoff win to set up Tyler Toffoli’s buzzer beater isn’t even in hockey. It’s Derek Fisher’s catch-and-shoot off an inbounds pass from Gary Payton with 0.4 secon... Read More
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.