February 3 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 88-101-35 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 48-46-17. The Kings improved to 1-0-1 against the Coyotes this season with two games remaining: March 13 at Gila River Arena and March 29 at Staples Center.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 12-13-4 against the Western Conference, 7-9-3 against the Pacific Division, 12-5 in games decided by three or more goals, 15-3-2 when scoring first, 10-3-2 when leading after one period, 15-1-1 when leading after two periods and 14-7-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-The win snapped a four-game losing streak overall (0-2-2) and a five-game losing streak at home (0-3-2) against the Coyotes.

-The six goals tied the most goals scored in a game this season (second time; also October 21, 6-5 W @ CBJ).

-Darcy Kuemper stopped all 27 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season and 10th career shutout. He has shutouts in back-to-back games and has not allowed a goal over a career-best 170:30 scoreless streak since Sean Monahan’s goal at 14:03 of the first period at Calgary in Los Angeles’ 2-1 overtime win on January 24. Over his last four appearances he has posted a .980 SV%, a 0.55 GAA and two shutouts. He has also posted an 8-1-4 record, earning points in 12 of his 13 decisions.

-Jake Muzzin (1-2=3) has 12 points (3-9=12) in his last 12 games. By scoring his 45th career goal, he moved one goal past Garry Galley for sole possession of ninth place on the Kings’ all-time list of goals by a defenseman. The power play goal, the 17th of his career, also moved him past Galley for sole possession of 10th place and one goal behind Alexei Zhitnik (18 power play goals) for ninth place on the list of all-time power play goals by a Kings defenseman.

-Anze Kopitar (1-1=2) scored his 20th goal of the season, marking the ninth time in 12 total seasons that he has reached the 20-goal mark. His goal tied him with Butch Goring (275 goals) for fifth place on the Kings’ all-time goals list. He has 15 points (3-12=15) in Los Angeles’ last 13 games.

-Trevor Lewis (1-0=1) scored his career-high 13th goal of the season. His previous career-high was 12, set in 2016-17.

-Dustin Brown scored his 16th goal of the season his most since 2012-13. His 37 points (16-21=37) are his most since 2011-12.

-The Kings attempted 58 shots (35 on goal, 8 blocked, 15 missed). The Coyotes attempted 52 shots (27 on goal, 12 blocked, 13 missed). Alex Iafallo and Tyler Toffoli finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 36-of-61 faceoffs (59%). Adrian Kempe won 8-of-16, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-21, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Michael Amadio won 0-of-2, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2, Torrey Mitchell won 13-of-17 and Tyler Toffoli won 0-of-1.

Sunday, February 3 is an off-day for the team. The Kings’ next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5 at Toyota Sports Center.

-Lead photo via Adam Pantozzi/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.