Postgame notes (April 28) - LA Kings Insider

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).

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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.