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Waking up with the Kings: October 22

Several abbreviated thoughts on the Kings’ 6-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night: -So, there were several things expected and several developments that proceeded quite unexpectedly at Nationwide Arena Saturday night. Jonathan Quick and Sergei Bobrovsky entered the night with sa... Read More

October 21 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 32-19-5 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes a road mark of 14-10-4. The Kings are 8-2-1 ni the last 11 road games against the Blue Jackets and the last 11 games overall in the series. These teams meet next at Staples Center on March 1. -With th... Read More

Game 7: Los Angeles at Columbus

Los Angeles Kings 6, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 Final Radio Feed Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker Behold: Nationwide Arena SOG: LAK – 32; CBJ – 36 PP: LAK – 0/2; CBJ – 1/3 First Period 1) CBJ PPG - Nick Foligno (2) (Artemi Panarin, Zach Werenski), 5:43 2) LAK - Anze Kopitar (5) (D... Read More

Good morning, Columbus

Good morning, Columbus, good morning, Insiders, and good morning, first stop of a six-city trip. Pitter patter. First things first, Insiders. An apology. I did not adequately capture our landing at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which I see has been re-branded from the redundant-sound... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 21

Shootout losses aren’t always the most difficult to digest – those one points add up over time – but any satisfaction the Kings could draw out of earning a point on the road against a team that had won nine in a row was muted with the understanding that a second point was clearly there for the takin... Read More

December 20 postgame notes

-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 31-19-5 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes an away mark of 13-10-4. The teams split their season series, with each team finishing the year with a 1-0-1 head-to-head match-up. -With the shootout loss, the Kings fell to 8-6-2 against the E... Read More
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.