Game 81: Los Angeles vs Minnesota - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings 5, Minnesota Wild 4
Final – Overtime

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SOG: LAK – 28; MIN – 27
PP: LAK – 1/6; MIN – 0/1

First Period
1) LAK – Dustin Brown (25) (Christian Folin, Tanner Pearson), 0:55
2) MIN – Ryan Murphy (2) (Nick Seeler, Daniel Winnik), 3:12
3) MIN – Matt Dumba (14) (Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu), 5:02

Second Period
4) LAK 5-on-3 PPG – Dustin Brown (26) (Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty), 7:42
5) LAK – Tobias Rieder (12) (Christian Folin, Daniel Brickley), 12:57
6) LAK – Dustin Brown (27) (Tanner Pearson, Alec Martinez), 19:10

Third Period
7) MIN 6-on-5 – Eric Staal (41) (Matt Dumba, Mikko Koivu), 5:42
8) MIN SHG – Nate Prosser (3) (Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund), 9:24

9) LAK – Dustin Brown (28) (Anze Kopitar), 0:23

Los Angeles Kings (44-28-8) vs Minnesota Wild (44-26-10)
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #6 Frances Charron, #13 Dan O’Halloran
Linesmen: #95 Jonny Murray, #74 Lonnie Cameron
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MIN starters: G Alex Stalock, D Jonas Brodin, D Matt Dumba, LW Jason Zucker, C Eric Staal, RW Tyler Ennis
MIN scratches: F Matt Cullen, F Luke Kunin, D Ryan Suter, D Gustav Olofsson, D Jared Spurgeon

LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Kevin Gravel, D Drew Doughty, LW Tobias Rieder, C Jeff Carter, RW Tyler Toffoli
LAK scratches: D Jake Muzzin, D Oscar Fantenberg, F Jonny Brodzinski, F Alex Iafallo, D Derek Forbort, D Paul LaDue, F Sheldon Rempal, F Torrey Mitchell

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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.