Postgame notes (April 11) - LA Kings Insider

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).

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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.