Postgame notes (April 15) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

– The Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Sunday night at Staples Center to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven first-round series.

– This is the first time in franchise history that the Kings have held a 3-0 series lead.

— It was the Kings’ first 1-0 victory in a playoff game since they beat Colorado 1-0 in overtime on April 25, 2002.

— The Kings broke a five-game playoff losing streak on home ice.

— The Canucks outshot the Kings 41-20, including 14-6 in the second period.

– The Kings went 0-for-8 on the power play (12 minutes, 23 seconds) and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill (4 minutes, 53 seconds). In the series, the Kings are 3-for-20 on the power play and 14-for-14 on the penalty kill, with two shorthanded goals.

— Jonathan Quick made 41 saves for his first shutout of the series and his second career playoff shutout. Quick recorded the seventh playoff shutout in Kings history.

— Dustin Brown scored the Kings’ goal, his fourth goal and fifth point of the series. Brown had a team-high six game-winning goals during the regular season. Brown has six goals and six assists in 15 career playoff games.

— Justin Williams assisted on the goal, his third assist and third point of the series. Williams has 11 goals and 21 assists in 54 career playoff games.

— Anze Kopitar assisted on the goal, his third assist and third point of the series. Kopitar has two goals and six assists in nine career playoff games.

— Dustin Brown recorded a team-high six shots on goal. Brown and Matt Greene each were credited with a team-high four hits. Rob Scuderi was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 25 minutes, 56 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 25:12. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:15, followed by Mike Richards, at 21:36.

— The Kings won 28 of 57 faceoffs (49 percent). Mike Richards won 10 of 18 draws (56 percent). Jarret Stoll won 8 of 15 draws (53 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 14 draws (57 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.