March 12 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles moved to 110-104-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a home mark of 67-42-18. The win ended the Canucks’ three-game point streak at Staples Center (2-0-1). The two teams finished the season series with identical 2-2-0 records, with each team winning once at home and once on the road.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 18-17-4 against the Western Conference, 11-10-3 against the Pacific Division, 20-3-2 when scoring first, 13-5-0 when tied after the first period, 22-2-1 when leading after two periods, 17-16-3 when outshot by their opponent and 16-7 in games decided by three or more goals.

-Jonathan Quick stopped all 35 shots he faced to earn his 48th career shutout, fourth among active goaltenders. His four shutouts on the season are tied for sixth in the league this year. His five career shutouts against the Canucks are the second most he has against any team, trailing only Arizona/Phoenix (six).

-Anze Kopitar (1-0=1) registered his 28th goal of the season and his 75th point. It is the fourth time in his career he has reached at least 75 points in a season, and he is just six points shy of tying his career-high (81, 2009-10). He extended his point-streak to four games (1-4=5).

-Tanner Pearson (1-0=1) tallied his 13th goal of the season. He has points in four of the last five games (3-1=4).

-Adrian Kempe (0-2=2) recorded his 16th and 17th assists and now has 33 points in his rookie season. His 33 points are the most by a Kings rookie in a single-season since Anze Kopitar had 61 in 2006-07.

-Derek Forbort (0-1=1) notched his 15th assist of the season, one shy of his career-high set last season. His 16 points (1-15=16) are also just two points shy of the career-high he set last season (2-16=18).

-Los Angeles attempted 65 shots (33 on goal, 15 blocked, 17 missed). Vancouver attempted 58 shots (35 on goal, 12 blocked, 11 missed). Tyler Toffoli and Bo Horvat tied with a game-high five shots on goal. All skaters on Vancouver other than Henrik Sedin registered a shot.

-The Kings won 31-of-54 faceoffs (57%). Adrian Kempe won 6-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-15, Nate Thompson won 5-of-10, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1, Torrey Mitchell won 0-of-3 and Jeff Carter won 8-of-15.

-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.