February 13 Postgame Notes - LA Kings Insider

– The Kings fell to 37-30-10 all time against the Hurricanes. Los Angeles is now 14-18-7 on the road against Carolina.

– Los Angeles fell to 7-4-1 against the Metropolitan Division and 17-8-1 against the Eastern Conference.

– The Kings allowed three first period goals and have now been outscored 56-36 in the first frame this season. Overall their seven goals allowed are the most they have given up all season.

– The Kings’ three power play goals allowed were their most given up all season. It was the first time the Hurricanes had scored three power play goals this season.

– Goaltender Jonathan Quick was pulled and played 21:17, his second-shortest outing of the season.

– Forward Tyler Toffoli scored his first goal in 13 games. His last goal came on Jan. 6 against the Nashville Predators. Toffoli also notched an assist for his ninth multi-point game of the season.

– Forward Anze Kopitar scored a goal and notched an assist to reach 61 points on the season. He has 21 points in his last 17 games. He also has a five-game point streak. In that stretch he has four goals and four assists.

– Defenseman Drew Doughty notched an assist. He now has 32 assists in 56 games. Last season, Doughty had 32 assists in 82 games.

– Hurricanes forward Justin Williams now has eight points in 12 games against the Kings in his career.

– Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk became the 10th different defenseman in NHL history to score a natural hat trick. Faulk’s hat trick was the first of his NHL career.

– The Kings will practice Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Pittsburgh. 

Lead photo via Gregg Forwerck/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.