March 13 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 88-101-36 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 40-55-19 and a season mark of 1-0-2. The Kings have recorded points in five straight visits to Gila River Arena (3-0-2), though they have lost two straight after regulation. The teams have one game remaining, March 29 at Staples Center.

-The Kings fell to 18-17-5 against the Western Conference, 11-10-4 against the Pacific Division, 12-10-6 in one-goal games, 18-23-4 when their opponent scores first, 11-18-4 when trailing after one period, 6-19-4 when trailing after two periods and 9-6 in games that extend past overtime.

-Los Angeles fell to 2-1 in shootouts this season, while Arizona improved to 2-5. Jack Campbell fell to 0-1 in shootouts this season and in his career, and by stopping three of five shooters is .600 on all shootout attempts. Anze Kopitar fell to 1/3 this season and 37/98 in his career, Jeff Carter fell to 0-1 this season and 16/59 in his career, Trevor Lewis fell to 1/2 this season and 1/6 in his career and Tyler Toffoli fell to 0/1 this season and 0/10 in his career, while Adrian Kempe improved to 2/2 this season and 2/3 in his career.

-The Kings have killed off 10 straight power plays, dating back to Jonathan Toews’ game-winning goal in the third period on March 3.

-By assisting on Jeff Carter’s second goal, Anze Kopitar extended his point streak to five games (1-5=6). He now has 51 assists and 70 points in 66 career games against Arizona, his highest assist and point totals against any NHL team. With 48 assists, he is three assists shy of his career-high of 51, established in 2011-12. With 76 points, he is five shy of his career-high of 81, set in 2009-10.

-By assisting on Jeff Carter’s first goal, Jake Muzzin registered his 143rd career assist and moved into a tie with Jay Wells for eighth place on the all-time list of assists by Kings defensemen.

-Jeff Carter recorded his first multi-goal game since a 6-3 win at Florida on February 9, 2017, a game in which he totaled two goals and four points. He has six goals in nine games since returning from injury.

-Tanner Pearson’s 14th goal of the season gives him four goals and five points in his last six games.

-Tobias Rieder played his 300th NHL game.

-Los Angeles attempted 65 shots (36 on goal, 17 blocked, 12 missed). Arizona attempted 62 shots (29 on goal, 23 blocked, 10 missed). Dion Phaneuf and Drew Doughty finished tied with a game-high five blocks, while Doughty finished with a game-high six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 29-of-68 faceoffs (43%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-16, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-23, Nate Thompson won 4-of-8, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-3 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-17.

Wednesday, March 14 is an off-day for the Kings. They are scheduled to return to Toyota Sports Center for a 10:00 a.m. morning skate on Thursday, March 15 in advance of that night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings

-Lead photo via Norm Hall/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.