Postgame notes (April 28)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings recorded their first-ever playoff win over St. Louis, as the Kings beat the Blues 3-1 in Game 1 of their second-round series on Saturday night in St. Louis.
– The Kings recorded their first-ever playoff victory over St. Louis. The Blues swept the Kings in 1969 and 1998.
– Shots were 29-29. The Blues outshot the Kings 13-11 in the first period, while the Kings outshot the Blues 9-8 in the second and third periods.
– The Kings went 0-for-5 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill, with a shorthanded goal. In six playoff games this season, the Kings have scored three power-play goals, allowed three power-play goals and scored three shorthanded goals.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 28 of 29 shots. Quick has allowed a total of nine goals in six playoff games.
– Dustin Penner scored an empty-net goal and had one assist, to push his playoff totals to two goals and two assists in six games. In 46 career playoff games, Penner has eight goals and 14 assists.
– Slava Voynov scored a goal, his first point in six playoff games.
– Matt Greene scored a shorthanded goal, his first point in six playoff games. In 36 career playoff games, Greene has one goal and two assists.
– Dustin Brown had a shorthanded assist, his second assist and sixth point in six playoff games. In 18 career playoff games, Brown has six goals and seven assists.
– Rob Scuderi had one assist, his first point in six playoff games. In 67 career playoff games, Scuderi has one goal and 10 assists.
– Mike Richards had one assist, his third assist and fourth point in six playoff games. In 69 career playoff games, Richards has 17 goals and 37 assists.
– Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a game-high five 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 25 minutes, 31 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 24:02. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:42, followed by Dustin Brown, at 20:23.
– The Kings won 24 of 55 faceoffs (44 percent). Mike Richards won 11 of 16 draws (69 percent). Jarret Stoll won 5 of 16 draws (31 percent). Anze Kopitar won 6 of 15 draws (40 percent).