Postgame notes (May 3)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series.
– This is the second time in franchise history that the Kings have had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series. They also led Vancouver 3-0 in the first round.
– The Kings have scored four or more goals in four of their eight playoff games. In the regular season, the Kings reached the four-goal mark 23 times in 82 games.
– The Kings outshot the Blues 22-20, including 10-6 in the second period.
– The Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings had not scored a power-play goal in their previous five games. The Kings are now 14-for-14 on the penalty kill in this series.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 18 of 20 shots. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in seven of eight games in this postseason.
– Drew Doughty had one goal and two assists, to push his playoff totals to one goal and four assists. In 20 career playoff games, Doughty has six goals and 10 assists.
– Mike Richards had one goal and one assist, to push his playoff totals to three goals and five assists. Richards has two goals and three assists in this series. In 71 career playoff games, Richards has 19 goals and 39 assists.
– Justin Williams had one goal, his second goal and seventh point of the playoffs. In 59 career playoff games, Williams has 13 goals and 23 assists.
– Dwight King had one goal, his first point of the playoffs and his first career playoff point.
– Anze Kopitar had two assists, to push his playoff totals to three goals and five assists. Kopitar has two goals and two assists in his last two games. In 14 career playoff games, Kopitar has five goals and eight assists.
– Matt Greene had one assist, his second assist and third point of the playoffs. Greene has recorded a point in each of the three games in this series. In 38 career playoff games, Greene has one goal and four assists.
– Jeff Carter had one assist, his third assist and fourth point of the playoffs. In 55 career playoff games, Carter has 14 goals and 11 assists.
– Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Trevor Lewis was credited with a game-high six hits. Kopitar, Matt Greene and Slava Voynov each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 28 minutes, 44 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 24:24. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:51, followed by Dustin Brown, at 19:42.
– The Kings won 25 of 55 faceoffs (45 percent). Mike Richards won 10 of 19 draws (53 percent). Jarret Stoll won 6 of 15 draws (40 percent). Anze Kopitar won 6 of 13 draws (46 percent).