November 22 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 14-6-7 all-time against the Winnipeg franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 9-1-4. The loss was the first in regulation at home to the Jets or Thrashers, who entered the league in 1999-00, and was the first home game in the series in which the Kings failed to score at least three goals. These teams have games remaining at the MTS Centre on February 20 and March 20.

-With the loss, Los Angeles 2-5-2 against the Western Conference, 0-2-1 against the Central Division, 4-5-2 in one-goal games, 5-6-2 when their opponent scores first, 3-5-2 when trailing after the first period, 1-6-2 when trailing after the second period and 6-3-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-By allowing Adam Lowry’s first period goal, the Kings have now been outscored 13-5 in first periods over the nine games since they held a 3-0 lead over Toronto after 20 minutes at Staples Center on November 2. Los Angeles’ -6 first period goal differential is their worst of any period, while Winnipeg’s +12 first period goal differential is their best.

-Drew Doughty’s three-game point streak was snapped in the loss.

-The Jets out-hit the Kings, 36-22. Josh Morrissey was credited with a game-high 10 hits. Dustin Brown led Los Angeles with six hits.

-Dustin Brown logged at least 20 minutes for the 13th time in 22 games.

-The Kings attempted 69 shots (39 on goal, 16 blocked, 14 missed). The Jets attempted 64 shots (27 on goal, 16 blocked, 21 missed). Jake Muzzin, Anze Kopitar and Tanner Pearson tied with a game-high five shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 31-of-65 faceoffs (48%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 17-of-27, Andy Andreoff won 3-of-3, Alex Iafallo won 1-of-1, Nick Shore won 6-of-12, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Nic Dowd won 0-of-7, Jussi Jokinen won 0-of-2 and Tanner Pearson won 2-of-2.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 23.

-Lead photo via Harry How/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.