Postgame notes (April 15)
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).