Postgame notes (April 16)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings evened their best-of-seven first-round series with a 4-0 victory over San Jose in Game 2 on Saturday night at HP Pavilion.
– The series is tied 1-1 going into Game 3 on Tuesday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings had not won a playoff game by more than two goals since a 4-1 victory over Montreal in Game 1 of the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. Their last playoff win by four or more goals was a 9-4 victory over Calgary in Game 5 of the 1993 first round.
– Jonathan Quick made 34 saves for his first career playoff shutout and the sixth playoff shutout in Kings franchise history. Felix Potvin had three of the previous five, inlacing the last one, on April 25, 2002, a 1-0 overtime win over Colorado in the first round. Terry Sawchuk shut out Minnesota in 1968 and Rogie Vachon shut out Atlanta in 1976.
– Drew Doughty had two goals and two assists, which tied the franchise record for most points in a playoff game by a defenseman. Doughty had one goal and three assists in Game 3 against Vancouver last year. Paul Coffey had a four-point game in 1992. The franchise record for most points in a playoff game is five, most recently set by Wayne Gretzky and Tomas Sandstrom in 1990). Doughty has five goals and six assists in eight career playoff games.
– The Sharks outshot the Kings 34-23, including 15-10 in the first period.
– The Kings went 2-for-6 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. In the series, the Kings are 3-for-9 on the power play and 7-for-7 on the penalty kill.
– Jack Johnson had one goal and one assist. Johnson has one goal and eight assists in eight career playoff games.
– Kyle Clifford had one goal and one assist, for the first playoff points of his career.
– Ryan Smyth had one assist, for his second assist of the series. Smyth has 26 goals and 30 assists in 89 career playoff games.
– Brad Richardson had one assist, for his first point of the series. Richardson has two goals and two assists in 17 career playoff games.
– Michal Handzus had one assist, for his first point of the series. Handzus has 10 goals and 21 assists in 68 career playoff games.
– Rob Scuderi had one assist, for his first point of the series. Scuderi has one goal and eight assists in 57 career playoff games.
– Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson and Brad Richardson each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a game-high seven hits and Doughty was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a team-high 24 minutes, 31 seconds. Michal Handzus led all Kings forwards in ice time at 20:48.
– The Kings won 28 of 70 faceoffs (40 percent).