Postgame notes (April 16) - LA Kings Insider

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).

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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.