The magic number from the Los Angeles Kings' 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center on Jan. 5 was 300. In a remarkable evening, Kings captain Anze Kopitar scored his 300th National Hockey League career goal and goaltender Jonathan Quick recorded his 300th NHL win on the same night. Those milestones were the Kings highlights on Twitter throughout the evening.
Kopitar scored his 300th NHL career goal at 10:15 of the third period from Ilya Kovalchuk and Dustin Brown. It was Kopitar's 10th goal of the season. It was also an historic night for Brown, as he passed Luc Robitaille into second place in the all-time Kings games played list with 1078. Dave Taylor holds the Kings record with 1111 regular season games.
As for Quick, he became the fifth American-born goaltender in NHL history to record 300 wins, and accomplished the milestone on a night when he got his 51st career shutout. The other American NHL goalies to record 300 wins are Mike Richter, John Vanbiesbrouck, Ryan Miller and Tom Barrasso.