Kopitar is Kings’ Captain

…at least, according to Darryl, from lakingsinsider.com:

On Anze Kopitar’s play over the last month:
Hey, him and Jonathan set the template for our team in terms of leadership and what’s going on. It’s those two guys who carry the weight, and he’s on pace for his normal regular season. His numbers, he’s going to be, what, around 25 and 50 in terms of goals and assists, and that’s what his career has been. That’s spectacular for most players. For him, that’s normal. … You know what? Our team, the top players are also the captains, so it goes hand-in-hand. It’s a lot of responsibility for Kopi, but that’s good responsibility and it’s good pressure. I trust him on and off the ice, so you expect him to be a top guy in both those areas. He’s a top player on the ice and he’s our captain.

Quick becomes all-time American shutout leader

With the Kings 5-0 shutout of defending Stanley Cup Champion, Chicago Blackhawks, Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick passed John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek for the most all-time shutouts for US-born goalies.