January 6 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 34-26-9 all-time against Nashville, a record that includes a home mark of 17-15-4. The Kings fell to 0-1-1 in the three-game season series, with one remaining game at Bridgestone Arena on February 1.

-The Kings fell to 9-8-4 against the Western Conference, 4-3-1 against the Central Division, 9-7-5 in one-goal games, 11-10-3 when their opponent scores first, 5-8-3 when trailing after the first period, 4-11-3 when trailing after the second period and 11-5-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Los Angeles has lost back-to-back games in regulation in which they scored three goals. They are 3-2-3 when scoring three goals and 16-0-0 when scoring four or more goals.

-With his 13th goal of the season, Adrian Kempe moved into a third place tie among NHL rookies with Alex DeBrincat, Matthew Barzal and Kyle Connor. Brock Boeser leads all rookies with 22, followed by Clayton Keller with 14.

-Jake Muzzin’s consecutive games played streak ended at 281. The last game he missed was a 2-1 home win over Minnesota on October 19, 2014.

-Tyler Toffoli recorded his team-high 18th goal of the season and has five points (2-3=5) in the last four games.

-With an assist, Tanner Pearson extended his assist/points streak to three games (2-3=5).

-With his team-leading 27th assist, Anze Kopitar extended his assist streak to three games (0-4=4).

-Trevor Lewis recorded his 10th goal of the season, bringing him within two goals of his career-high, set last season. He played his 175th consecutive game.

-The Kings attempted 53 shots (29 on goal, 13 blocked, 11 missed). The Predators attempted 44 shots (20 on goal, 13 blocked, 11 missed). Tyler Toffoli led all skaters with six shots on goal and 12 shot attempts.

-Los Angeles won 29-of-60 faceoffs (48%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-9, Anze Kpoitar won 15-of-29, Kyle Clifford won 0-of-2, Nick Shore won 3-of-8, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-4, Tanner Pearson won 0-of-2 and Torrey Mitchell won 3-of-6.

The Kings are currently on their bye week. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12 at Toyota Sports Center.

-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.