October 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 43-83-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a road mark of 17-48-6. The Kings are 6-5-0 in the last 11 road games in the series. These teams will conclude their season series on November 16 at Staples Center.

-Los Angeles improved to 8-1-0 against the Eastern Conference, 5-1-0 against the Atlantic Division, 3-1-1 in one-goal games, 4-1-1 when their opponent scores first, 4-0-0 when tied after one period, 5-0-0 when tied after two periods, 1-1 in overtime, 2-1 in games that extend past regulation and 1-0-0 when shots are even.

-With a 9-1-1 record, the Kings tied the 1980-81 club record for the best start in franchise history (also 9-1-1).

-Los Angeles won its NHL-best 25th overtime game since the switch to the three-on-three format in advance of the 2015-16 season. Their .758 winning percentage in games decided in overtime is just shy of Calgary’s league-best .760 rate.

-The Kings finished 7-1-0 during an eight-game stretch against Eastern Conference opponents (4-2 W vs BUF, 3-2 W vs NYI, 5-1 W vs MTL, 6-4 W @ CBJ, 2-3 L @ TOR, 3-2 SOW @ OTT, 4-0 W @ MTL, 2-1 OTW @ BOS).

-Los Angeles improved to 4-1-0 on its six-game road trip. The franchise’s best record in any previous six-game road trip is 4-2-0 (both 1986-87, 1988-89).

-With 19 points, the Kings tied the 1990-91 team (9-3-1) for the best October in franchise history. The record for most points in any month in club history is 22, set in January by the 2001-02 club (11-3-0), in February by the 1990-91 club (10-2-2) and in March by the 2013-14 club (11-4-0). The most wins Los Angeles has ever recorded in any month is 11, set by the 2001-02 club (January) and the 2013-14 club (March). The Kings have one game remaining this month: October 30 at St. Louis.

-Jonathan Quick improved to 47-15-7 all-time in October.

-Drew Doughty played his 699th NHL game.

-Los Angeles attempted 63 shots (30 on goal, 20 blocked, 13 missed). Boston attempted 58 shots (30 on goal, 10 blocked, 18 missed). Tyler Toffoli led all skaters with seven shots on goal.

-The Kings won 34-of-70 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 7-of-13, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-23, Michael Cammalleri won 0-of-1, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-3, Alex Iafallo won 2-of-2, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Dustin Brown won 0-of-2, Brooks Laich won 7-of-15, Michael Amadio won 6-of-7, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2 and Tyler Toffoli won 0-of-1.

-Lead photo via Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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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.