October 18 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 33-90-21 all-time against Montreal, a record that includes a home mark of 23-40-10. The Kings improved to 6-4-1 in both their last 11 home games and last 11 games overall against the Canadiens. These teams will conclude their season series on October 26 at Bell Centre.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 4-0-0 against the Eastern Conference, 2-0-0 against the Atlantic Division, 2-0-1 when their opponent scores first, 2-0-0 when tied after the first period, 2-0-0 when tied after the second period, 2-0 in games decided by two or more goals and 4-0-1 when outshooting their opponent.

-With the win, the Kings extended their franchise-best start by earning 11 points through six games (5-0-1; previously 10 points). This is the third time Los Angeles has won five of their first six games (also 1992-93 and 1980-81; both teams went 5-1-0). It is also the third time in franchise history that the Kings have gone their first six games without a regulation loss (also 1995-96 and 1974-75; both teams went 3-0-3). They remain the only NHL team without a regulation loss.

-Los Angeles scored at least three goals for the fifth straight game (19 total goals), their longest stretch of scoring at least three goals since October 18-27, 2016 (15 total goals, not including shootouts, over five games).

-Adrian Kempe (3-1=4) registered his first NHL hat trick. The last King to record a hat trick was Anze Kopitar on February 12, 2016 at the New York Rangers. Kempe recorded his first career multi-goal game and his second career game-winning goal.

-Michael Cammalleri (2-2=4) scored his first goals of the season. It was his first goal with Los Angeles since a 7-2 home loss to Dallas on March 29, 2008 and his first multi-goal game with Los Angeles since he scored twice in a 6-0 home win over Nashville on October 23, 2007. It is his first game of four-or-more points since Nov. 23, 2016 versus Toronto, when he totaled four points (1-3=4) with New Jersey.

-Jake Muzzin (0-1=1) extended his point streak to five game (1-4=5), his longest since he had a career-long eight game streak Jan. 2-19, 2016 (1-7=8). He is currently tied for the team-lead with four assists.

-Oscar Fantenberg (0-1=1) extended his assist streak to three games (0-3=3).

-Tyler Toffoli (0-1=1) extended his assist streak to three games (1-3=4).

-Jonathan Quick stopped 36-of-37 shots tonight to extend his point streak to five games (4-0-1).

-Anze Kopitar (4-4=8) and Dustin Brown (4-3=7) had their point streaks end at four games.

-The Kings attempted 80 shots (42 on goal, 19 blocked, 19 missed). The Canadiens attempted 72 shots (37 on goal, 18 blocked 17 missed). Drew Doughty led all skaters with six shots on goal. All Montreal skaters other than Ales Hemsky recorded a shot on goal.

-Los Angeles won 34-of-70 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-21, Michael Cammalleri won 1-of-3, Alex Iafallo won 2-of-2, Nick Shore won 8-of-21, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-2, Dustin Brown won 0-of-1, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2 and Jeff Carter won 4-of-7.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

-Lead photo via Juan Ocampo/NHLI

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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.