Postgame notes (May 15) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won another road playoff game, as they beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 on Sunday night at Arena in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. The Kings lead 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

— The Kings are now 7-0 on the road in this postseason. The seven consecutive road wins in one postseason is a franchise record. The Kings have tied an NHL record with seven straight road wins in one playoff year (last done by Chicago in 2010). The Kings have tied an NHL record starting the playoffs 7-0 on the road (last done by Colorado in 1999). The Kings have tied an NHL record with nine consecutive road playoff wins, not necessarily in one year. The New York Islanders won nine consecutive road games in 1982 and 1983.

— The Kings outshot the Coyotes 40-24, including 17-8 in the second period.

— The Kings went 2-for-8 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. In 11 playoff games, the Kings have scored six power-play goals and allowed three power-play goals.

— Jonathan Quick recorded his second shutout of this postseason and his third career playoff shutout. Quick has tied Felix Potvin’s franchise record for most shutouts in one playoff year — Potvin did it in 2001 — and for career playoff shutouts.

— Jeff Carter had three goals, including two on the power play, to push his playoff totals to four goals and three assists. Carter’s hat trick was the 10th in Kings playoff history, and the first since Wayne Gretzky on May 29, 1993, in Game 7 of the Campbell Conference Finals against Toronto. In 58 career playoff games, Carter has 17 goals and 11 assists.

— Dwight King had one goal, his fourth goal and fourth point of the playoffs. King leads all rookies in this postseason with four goals.

— Anze Kopitar had two assists, both on the power play, to push his playoff totals to nine assists and 13 points. Kopitar has recorded at least one point in five consecutive games, with three goals and six assists in that span. In 17 career playoff games, Kopitar has six goals and 12 assists.

— Drew Doughty had one assist, his seventh assist and eighth point of the playoffs. Doughty has recorded at least one point in four consecutive games, with one goal and five assists in that span. In 23 career playoff games, Doughty has six goals and 13 assists.

— Dustin Penner had one assist, his sixth assist and eighth point of the playoffs. In 51 career playoff games, Penner has nine goals and 18 assists.

— Dustin Brown had one assist, on the power play, his seventh assist and 14th point of the playoffs. In 23 career playoff games, Brown has nine goals and 12 assists.

— Trevor Lewis had one assist, his fourth assist and fifth point of the playoffs. In 17 career playoff games, Lewis has two goals and seven assists.

— Mike Richards had one assist, his seventh assist and 10th point of the playoffs. In 74 career playoff games, Richards has 19 goals and 41 assists.

— Justin Williams had one assist, on the power play, his seventh assist and ninth point of the playoffs. In 62 career playoff games, Williams has 13 goals and 25 assists.

— Justin Williams recorded a game-high six shots on goal. Dustin Brown and Jordan Nolan each were credited with a team-high six hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, at 24 minutes, 7 seconds, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 23:24.

— The Kings won 26 of 64 faceoffs (41 percent). Jarret Stoll won 5 of 18 draws (28 percent). Mike Richards won 7 of 17 draws (41 percent). Anze Kopitar won 3 of 11 draws (27 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.