Jake Muzzin D LA 3 Months

Jake Muzzin has played a significant role in the Kings' 2014 playoff run after serving as a Black Ace during the 2012 championship.

With the Kings on the brink of winning the Cup again, Muzzin took some time to recall his 2012 experience. "You just try to help out as much as you can off the ice and a positive attitude, positive around the guys," Muzzin said. "But when it comes down to it, there is really not much you can do when you're sitting there watching on a TV screen except cheer. You have to stay with that. You have to be positive no matter what the situation is whether you're injured, healthy scratch, whatever it may be. If you're not playing, you're a part of the team still and you have to be professional about it." This time around, Muzzin has scored six goals and 12 points in 25 games. He's also second only to Drew Doughty in ice time with an average of 22:50 minutes per playoff contest.

Jake Muzzin D LA 3 Months

Jake Muzzin scored a goal in Los Angeles' 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday.

Muzzin ended a five-game scoring drought. He has six goals and 12 points in 24 playoff contests.

Jake Muzzin D LA 3 Months

Defensemen Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty each had a goal and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

The win gives the Kings a commanding 3-1 lead in the series with Game 5 back in Chicago on Wednesday. Muzzin now has five goals and 11 points while Doughty is up to three goals and 14 points. Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown chipped in with a goal apiece as the Kings led 4-0 before the Blackhawks scored once in the second and once in the third to make it close. Tanner Pearson potted the empty netter to salt it away for the Kings. Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each had a pair of assists for the Kings.

Jake Muzzin D LA 3 Months

Quietly but surely, the Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin is establishing himself as an offensive-minded defenseman.

He is one of the Kings' least-publicized defensemen, but he has produced four goals in the post-season, tied for most by a defenseman in the NHL, after scoring a mere five goals in the regular season. He has eight points in the post-season. Muzzin, 25, is paired with the Kings' star defenseman, Drew Doughty. He has been bouncing up and down quite a bit from the minors but it looks as though he is in Los Angeles to stay for a while now and might be worth grabbing in your fantasy draft next season.

Jake Muzzin D LA 3 Months

Jake Muzzin tallied a power-play goal for the Kings in Wednesday's 6-2 victory versus Chicago.

Muzzin's goal was the game winner and now the Western Conference Final will move to Los Angeles tied at 1-1. He has four markers and eight points from the back end in 16 games this playoffs. The Kings went 2-for-4 with the man advantage in Game 2.

Jake Muzzin D LA 4 Months

Jake Muzzin scored a goal in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over Anaheim in Game 6 of their second round playoff series on Wednesday night.

Muzzin's goal was the first goal by a Kings defensemen in the series other than Alec Martinez. Muzzin now has three goals and four assists in 13 games in the playoffs. Trevor Lewis scored the other goal for the Kings.

Jake Muzzin D LA 4 Months

Jake Muzzin gave the Los Angeles Kings a 1-0 lead in the first period of their playoff game Sunday night before they crumbled and were trounced 7-2 by the Sharks in San Jose.

The loss put the Kings at a 2-0 disadvantage in their opening-round, best-of-seven series with the Sharks. Trevor Lewis had the other Los Angeles goal, also in the first period. The Sharks then proceeded to wipe out the Kings' 2-0 lead by scoring seven consecutive goals in the second and third periods.

Jake Muzzin D LA 4 Months

Jake Muzzin netted a goal in the Kings' 6-3 defeat to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

It was Muzzin's first career playoff goal in 18 games. He had five goals and 24 points in 76 contests this season.

Jake Muzzin D LA 6 Months

Jake Muzzin found the back of the net in the Kings' 2-1 win over Montreal on Monday.

Muzzin is more of a defensive defenseman and consequently his fantasy value is limited in standard leagues. He has five goals and 19 points in 58 contests this season.

Jake Muzzin D LA 7 Months

Kings coach Darryl Sutter said he'd like to see defenseman Jake Muzzin step up so 36-year-old Willie Mitchell and 33-year-old Robyn Regehr can play fewer minutes and be more effective.

"With Robyn and Willie, they give you everything they got, but they're not kids. And with our schedule, when you're pushing those guys into the lows 20s, it affects their game and affects their performance and back to back nights..I'm not being critical of Muzz, but we need Muzz to be a good player for us. It's really clear." Muzzin, 24, scored the Kings' first goal in a 4-1 victory Thursday over St. Louis - his first point in 15 games - but was responsible for the Blues' equalizer after his shot on goal was blocked and turned into a breakaway for T.J. Oshie. Muzzin impeded Oshie, who was awarded a penalty shot and scored.