December 18 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 46-84-17 all-time against Philadelphia, a record that includes a road mark of 22-41-9. The Kings swept a minimum two-game season series with the Flyers for only the second time in the franchise’s histories (also 2015-16) and are 6-0-1 in their last seven visits to the Wells Fargo Center. Between December 30, 1976 and February 21, 1981, Los Angeles had a 21-game winless streak against Philadelphia (0-17-4).

-The Kings improved to 15-5-1 against the Eastern Conference, 6-2-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 17-0-3 when scoring at least three goals, 9-2 in games decided by three or more goals, 12-2-1 when scoring first, 7-2-1 when leading after the first period, 11-1-1 when leading after the second period and 11-6-2 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles, who entered the night with the league’s top penalty kill, have allowed power play goals in six straight games for the first time this season. Prior to this stretch, they had allowed power play goals in back-to-back games only twice.

-By outscoring the Flyers 2-0 in the third period, the Kings widened their third period goal differential to +25 (46 GF, 21 GA).

-Los Angeles scored four five-on-five goals on Philadelphia, who, entering tonight, had allowed a league-low 46 five-on-five goals.

-With his third period goal, Tyler Toffoli hit milestones of 100 career goals and 200 career points. With a +1 rating, he is now a career +102 in 328 career games and leads all players in plus-minus over the last five seasons at +99 (second: Ondrej Palat, +95). By scoring his 16th goal of the season, he equaled his total from 2016-17.

-Dustin Brown played his 999th career NHL game.

-With his first period goal, Alec Martinez moved within one goal of Larry Murphy (52 goals) for seventh place all-time among Kings defensemen.

-With his assist on Trevor Lewis’ goal, Jake Muzzin moved within one point of Jaroslav Modry (129 assists) for 10th place all-time among Kings defensemen, and within one point of Bob Murdoch for ninth place (171 points) all-time among Kings defensemen.

-Drew Doughty’s 31:36 of ice time was the fifth time he cracked 30 minutes in a game this season, and the second time he cracked 30 minutes in a game decided in regulation.

-Los Angeles attempted 46 shots (25 on goal, 10 blocked, 11 missed). Philadelphia attempted 56 shots (37 on goal, 5 blocked, 14 missed). Shayne Gostisbehere led all skaters with six shots on goal, while Trevor Lewis led Kings skaters with five. Of Los Angeles’ five blocked shots, Alec Martinez had three, Anze Kopitar had one and Drew Doughty had one.

-The Kings won 24-of-50 faceoffs (48%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-6, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-15, Nick Shore won 5-of-14, Dustin Brown won 1-of-4, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1, Torrey Mitchell won 5-of-9 and Tyler Toffoli won 0-of-1.

Tuesday, December 19 is an off-day for the team. The Kings will return to Toyota Sports Center for practice at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20.

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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

Bio

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.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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