Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.
– This is the Kings’ 28th best-of-seven playoff series in franchise history. They now have a 9-19 record in Game 1. All-time, when the Kings have won Game 1, they have won three out of eight series.
– The Kings outshot the Canucks 39-26, including 16-8 in the second period.
– The Kings went 2-for-8 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings had two 5-on-3 advantages (they scored once) and one five-minute power play (they scored one goal).
– Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 26 shots. In four regular-season games against Vancouver this season, Quick allowed a total of seven goals.
– Mike Richards had a power-play goal and two assists. In 64 career playoff games, Richards has 17 goals and 36 assists.
– Willie Mitchell had a power-play goal. In 52 career playoff games, Mitchell has three goals and seven assists.
– Dustin Penner had the game-winning goal. In 41 career playoff games, Penner has eight goals and 12 assists.
– Dustin Brown had an empty-net goal. In 13 career playoff games, Brown has three goals and five assists.
– Jeff Carter had two assists. In 48 career playoff games, Carter has 13 goals and nine assists.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist, on the power play. In seven career playoff games, Kopitar has two goals and four assists.
– Alec Martinez had one assist, on the power play. In seven career playoff games, Martinez has two assists.
– Drew Doughty had one assist, on the power play. In 13 career playoff games, Doughty has five goals and seven assists.
– Justin Williams had one assist, on the power play. In 52 career playoff games, Williams has 11 goals and 19 assists.
– Dustin Brown recorded a game-high eight shots on goal. Brown, Matt Greene, Dustin Penner and Mike Richards each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi each were credited with a team-high three blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 28 minutes, 18 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 24:50. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:30, followed by Mike Richards, at 22:25.
– The Kings won 33 of 74 faceoffs (45 percent). Anze Kopitar won 11 of 22 draws (50 percent). Mike Richards won 9 of 21 draws (43 percent). Jarret Stoll won 7 of 18 draws (39 percent).