November 18 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 19-11-3 all-time against Florida, a record that includes a home mark of 12-5-0. The Kings are 9-2-0 in their last 11 home games versus the Panthers and 13-3-0 in their last 16 games in the series overall. These teams will conclude the season series on February 9 at BB&T Center.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 10-3-0 against the Eastern Conference, 7-3-0 against the Atlantic Division, 4-1 in three-goal games, 7-2-0 when scoring first, 5-2-0 when leading after the first period, 6-1-0 when leading after the second period and 5-4-0 when out-shot.

-All Kings other than Christian Folin were on the ice for at least one goal for. Folin finished with five hits and a blocked shot in 20:28 of ice time, his second highest accumulation of the season.

-Los Angeles improved to 2-1-0 on the first night of back-to-back sets.

-Darcy Kuemper stopped all 24 shots to earn his first shutout as a King and the eighth shutout of his career. The Kings’ two other shutouts (2-0 vs PHI 10/5; 4-0 @ MTL 10/18) were recorded by Jonathan Quick.

-Jonny Brodzinski (1-0=1) scored his first career NHL goal, becoming the fifth Los Angeles player to register his first NHL goal this season (also: Kurtis MacDermid, Michael Amadio, Alex Iafallo, Oscar Fantenberg).

 Tyler Toffoli (1-1=2) scored his ninth goal of the season, tying him for the team lead with Anze Kopitar. It was his third game-winning goal of the season, the most on the team and tied for seventh most in the NHL.

-Andy Andreoff (1-0=1) scored his first goal since April 9, 2016.

-Jussi Jokinen (0-1=1) recorded an assist for the second consecutive game. He has two points (0-2=2) in two games with the Kings.

-Anze Kopitar’s 10-game point streak was snapped in the win. It was the longest streak since Dustin Brown recorded points in 10 straight games from February 25 to March 16, 2012 and was the third-longest streak in the NHL through November 17.

-Kurtis MacDermid recorded a game-high six hits over 17:04 of ice time.

-Los Angeles recorded 35 shot attempts (20 on goal, 8 blocked, 7 missed). Florida recorded 43 shot attempts (24 on goal, 10 blocked, 9 missed). Tyler Toffoli led all skaters with six shots on goal. Only nine skaters recorded shots on goal for L.A. (Muzzin, Doughty, Andreoff, Brodzinski, Shore, Lewis, Martinez, Jokinen, Toffoli), with only Jake Muzzin, Jonny Brodzinski, Trevor Lewis and Toffoli generating multiple shots on goal.

-The Kings won 30-of-59 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 7-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-24, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Alex Iafallo won 0-of-1, Nick Shore won 7-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Dustin Brown won 0-of-2 and Nic Dowd won 5-of-8.

The Kings are in Las Vegas and will not hold a morning skate or practice at Toyota Sports Center on Sunday, November 19.

-Lead photo via Aaron Poole/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.